hi , im new here and im looking for a new yoyo…i have a pocket pros Zombie right now but im looking to get a better one…what kind should i get? im looking to spend around $20-40 USD…
PS:i do tricks like trapeze,jamacian flag,eifell tower and some other pretty basic tricks… i dont know what tricks to start trying to learn…please help me with that too if you know what other tricks i should try and learn…
well for me, i really started learning more tricks once i got a more advanced yoyo, i learned a few tricks on my duncan mosquito, but when i got my yyj darkmagic i started learning tricks that day. so i say go for a slightly more advanced yo yo and practice practice practice. maybe the revolution will be good, i wouldn’t know. i’ve only owned two yo yo’s :’(
If you do get a starter plastic yoyo, you might need shims.
I recommend the cheap $1 (plastic thin yyj) shims over the metal ones, because they fit the axle snugly and it’s easier to close the yoyo with them in. You just slide them in, and they act like spacers on the side of your bearing.
My yyj lyn fury needed a thin shim on one side to center the (konkave/center trac/terrapin x) bearing.
Like a previous poster suggested, I also think that you should go with a medium/advanced yoyo like the dark magic 2, hitman pro, atmosphere…
P.S. I don’t recommend the lyn fury, because it plays like a lightweight yoyo and loses a lot of speed when it touches the string. The rubber response sticks out quite a bit, and I had to put silicone in. I can only get mine to sleep for about 5 minutes, as opposed to 10 minutes with the yyf yuuksta.
In my opinion it’s better to get a a cheaper yyj or yyf because they will make you a better player. Then when you get good with one of those when you get a more advanced yoyo you can do longer and more complex tricks and combos. I think the zombie is a good yoyo to, but totally different from a good plastic.
I wouldn’t recommend the velocity. If you learn or know how to bind you could get a yyj legacy or yyf dienasty. But it’s all up to you.
No. You never ever need shims. Why would you need shims? The gaps are adjustable so far more than you need.
The bearing doesnt matter. There is no reason to mention bearings in a beginner yoyo selection thread.
I disagree. There is no reason to spend 40 dollars on a yoyo when you can just get a 15 dollar one like the Lyn or Kickside and do the same stuff. I have no clue why these yoyos are marked via trick levels for you. Certainly wouldnt recommend a yoyo YYE doesnt have like the Hitman Pro either.
Sleep time over 3 minutes doesnt matter, 10 minutes is completely unnecessary and youre comparing a plastic spin time to a metal spin time, obviously there will be less friction. Light weight means it hurts less for beginners and tires you out less, you lose speed with every yoyo, the response sticks out on all o-rings just shave the o-ring down.
What’s more important for a beginner is the response.
Do not choose pad/silicone/sticker response unless you want to and can buy new response. If you’re just starting out, not really wanting to maintain that much, not sure if you want to play, then get a yoyo with a O-Ring or starburst response. These will last almost forever. (Maybe you lose 3 atoms every throw.Maybe) So the Journey, Velocity, Kickside… Anything under $20 Velocity is a great choice because it’ll easily transition from responsive to unresponsive with a twist of the button.
Hi, for 20 to 40 bucks i would reccomend the speeddial. It is a great yoyo, and you can change the response with just a twist. I have had a speeddial so i know how good they are, but i got better and got more yoyos and i sold it to my friend that it getting interested in yoyoing.