I love organics. I haven’t tried the Gauntlet yet, and while it may be a tad wide for my tastes, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it whenever I do try one. I’d probably leave the Benchmark O off the list if I’m being totally honest. I don’t have anything against it, I just don’t think it’s special. If I were you I’d splurge and get the MMC. It isn’t just the best organic to come out of One Drop, it’s one of their best releases period, and that says a lot.
If you’re look for some other organic shape suggestions I have plenty. My first YoYofficer was a Crayon and I’ve always had a soft spot for it. It still gets play.
The YoYoJam Transcend was a nice competition-oriented organic that came out a while back. Really strong performance.
I don’t currently own one, but I’ve had my eye on the recently-released Pax from King Yo Star. It looks like a fun throw in the same vein as the DownBeat and the Crayon.
YYE still had a few Triton from G-Squared in stock last I checked. One of the most popular and beloved organics of this decade along with the MMC for good reason.
I got a Bassline 2 off the BST not long ago. I’ve had the original Bassline for years. I like this one a lot as well. Very much the classic organic shape and likely the least forgiving of any of the yoyos I’ve listed. Thin width, smaller gap, higher walls, great finish, amazing to throw around and feel extra good landing tough combos on.
Honorable mentions: the Gelada, 2 and 2.1 by MFD. Not in stock on YYE, but they’re top notch. The Prestige and the Prophecy from General Yo. Organic V-type shape. I don’t own a Prophecy, but the Prestige is one of my favorite yoyos and I wish I had another one.
Lots of great choices. Thank you to all the manufacturers that populate the market with much-needed, much-appreciated flying pieces of aluminum love.