So I’m looking to get a new throw in the next month or so and could use some suggestions. I currently have a YYJ Dark Magic 2 Ghost and Yomega Maverick that I throw daily, and a few throws that need some maintenance (Metal Drifter and Raider).
My want list: more advanced than DM2, all metal, smooth play, good with grinds, <$100.
DM2 has one of the widest gaps going. You probably mean you want something with more of a “V” shape to it… a more forgiving catch zone.
For less than $100 there should be lots of great choices. Any of the blasted Yoyofficer throws (Musket springs to mind). 86400, Minute, or Hour by Werrd. There are almost too many great YYF yoyos to choose from. Shutter comes in a blasted version.
Really, with $100 as your ceiling you are still spoiled for choice.
I own almost every YYF metal along with many other metals for under $100. My personal favorites are the YYF genesis, superstar, and 888x. Genesis and superstar are fairly similar in the sense that they both are very stable, heavy, and spin for ages. the 888x doesn’t spin for quite as long, isn’t as stable, but is best for grinds, and is super smooth on the string. keep in mind the superstar doesn’t have a good grinding surface. If you want speed and smoothness I would say 888x, but if stability and heft is what you want, the genesis would be perfect. Also you should realize all of the throws mentioned
all of these would even still outperform a dark magic 2, so really just go for what you think you would like based on reviews
I hate the horizon, it’s hits your hand weird an it’s not solid. Get the torque, yelets, Rex, too hot, or a shutter. Those all are really good yoyos if your looking for a solid throw. Except the shutter.