Need some HELP (at least read this!)


#1

If I’m wasting your time, sorry, but if you’re here to help, then coolio. I have a serious dilemma on my hands and I need a solid answer QUICK. I’m having trouble picking a Norhtstar or Protostar. With the release of the neon collection coming out soon, I have to choose quickly.
Northstar: heavier, and plays more stable I heard. Not necessarily slower, but kinda. (that made no sense)
Protostar: lighter, less stable but still good. more fluent you could say?

Please help out! One of these two yoyos will be my next for a long time so plz help!


#2

More fluid is what they say.

Anyhow, I have a Protostar. I like it. I want a Northstar and I’m sure I’ll like it as well.

Either are winners and the same price.


#3

Take which one looks better to you. They are so insanely similiar there is no reason to stress :slight_smile: I have a Northstar and its wonderful, here the same thing about both. If oyu want a concrete answer though, get that sweet neon pink proto :slight_smile: i tend to prefer the 65-67 range anyway


#4

I like protostar better, because it is really fast, but if you don’t like fast yoyo then Northstar is what you should choose.


#5

I also chose protostar mainly because of the look more than the play. I’ve been told the play very very similar, but I prefer yoyos with a “See through” translucent look. The Solid plastic on the north star didnt appeal too well with me.


#6

They are pretty much the same yoyo, except the Northstar is a couple of grams heavier. Pretty easy to adjust to either way. I used the same logic as BlueMajin, but went with the Northstar, because I prefer the opaque, non-see-through colors. ;D


#7

Also, don’t make the mistake of thinking that a Protostar is a light-weight yoyo. At 67 grams, it’s heavier than your average mid-weight throw (about 65-66g). The Northstar, by contrast, coming in at 69.5 grams is a pretty heavy yoyo. Even a Starlite (65.7g), the lightest of all three is a medium weight yoyo.

They are both more than stable enough. The Northstar definitely feels heavier on the string, but they both generally play at a medium pace. It’s not like one is fast and the other is slow, one is just slightly slower than the other.

They are very similar; chances are, no matter which one you pick, you’ll like it just the same. I would suggest a Protostar only because a Northstar is heavy yoyo for someone who doesn’t know if they like heavy throws yet. You really can’t go wrong either way though.


#8

If you don’t have any criteria for what you want in a yo-yo, it’s pretty useless asking us. If you don’t know what you already like… how are we supposed to know?

Go with the color/graphic you like more. Personally, I like opaque plastic more because it is easier for me to see when siliconing/replacing pads with my astigmatism.

Or get one that will match/compliment your favorite outfits and string.

And if that doesn’t work, flip a coin. I don’t think most people will be able to tell the difference from blindfolded throws.

-Jacob


#9

I used to have a Protostar, and I have a Northstar, I suggest get a Protostar.


#10

got both, favor proto