looking for some advice for 5A


#1

Hey guys, as the title says, I’m looking to get into 5A a little bit. I have my counterweights and all sorted but now to choose a Yo-Yo. I have a few that I can choose from out of my arsenal right now Protostar, Whip (Lightweight yoyo for a lightweight counter weight, Don’t know if that’ll make a difference.), Code 2, SuperNova or a T5 Overlord.

I’m more leaning towards the T5 or Code 2, T5 more-so just cause of the price tag on it. Who cares if I fling it into a wall when it cost me less than £10.

I have heard that the Code 2 is a very reliable 5A yoyo that alot of people like using, can anyone explain why this is? is the shape just well made for it?


#2

The key is to match what shape works best for you. I think the added quality of the Code 2 might work. Lots of people use the Protostar as well. I really don’t see any issue with any of your choices except for the Whip, and for the reason you stated: too light.

Experimentation is mandatory. I’d say start with the Protostar. You’re gonna drop a lot learning, so might as well ding up a plastic, which can handle it better.


#3

Your plastic yoyos will crack, aluminum will not.


#4

Aluminum cracks too.


#5

I’ve had an aluminium Yo-yo crack before and caused an almighty amount of grief for me. I would prefer to crack a reasonably cheap Protostar than a Code 2.


#6

Wth? How did you people manage to crack your aluminum yoyo? What was it a Dash or something lame? I have THRASHED yoyos for 5+ years, to the point I wouldn’t be able to trade a Bapezilla for a silicone Zero, never, ever a crack.


#7

Have you seen the Project that TAB and his friends threw out of very high windows, straight into brick walls, dragged behind a car?? I didn’t see any cracks on that guy, either.


#8

Just like any other aluminum object. Hit it with enough force at the right angle. I have yet to crack one, but I’ve cracked more than enough aluminum parts to know it can happen. And yes it was 6061 and 7075 aluminum.


#9

Yyj Destiny man!! But you should experiment first :slight_smile: Buy a Yyj Pinnacle


#10

Is this true? I have never seen Aluminum crack due to impact force unless it is in a shredder (175mph+); and that is more like a tear than a crack. I thought Aluminum only cracks due to metal fatigue - like in an airplane.


#11

I’ve heard things about the Spartanik Rage of Achille cracking.