Hi everyone. I’m wanting to break up the monotony of solely practicing/playing 1A & 5A, so I’ve decided to take the plunge into some other styles. I’m really not looking to break the bank, so I’ve set my budget around $50 for the whole purchase, excluding shipping. This can definitely be fudged, but of course I’d ideally like to have it around $50-ish.
YYF Loop 360:
I’m considering a pair of Loop 360’s. They don’t look too shabby for the price, and seem to be the best for their particular price range. You can’t really beat $16 for a pair of throws. If someone experienced in 2a could suggest something better for the price, I’m all ears. (Although I’m wary of anything with a Starburst response… They kinda wig me out as they seem like they’d be more prone to string breakage)
I’ve heard that 50/50 strings work the best for this style, so I suppose I should pick up a pack of them, as well as some extra pads. (Unless flowable silicone can be used in lieu of pads) Is there anything else I’ll need?
This is where I’m REALLY needing some guidance. I’ve narrowed it down to a couple different throws, but I really only have basic knowledge of what makes a great 4a yoyo.
YYJ Go Big
Would any of these be suitable for a beginner? I’m pretty opposed to anything with really soft rubber rims, as I’d rather not have it bounce across the room and break something/injure someone during my many inevitable drops haha. (It’ much more cost effective to buy a new offstring yoyo than it is to fix a dented guitar :P) I’d like to know which would be the best balance between performance and relative durability, as well as enabling me to learn a tad easier. Again, I’m totally open to suggestions from any experienced 4a players.