It’s smooth and hard to get, so lots of people want them. It’s a good yoyo, but it’s not OMG FREAK OUT CAUSE THIS YOYO IS SOOOOO AWESOME I THINK I JUST PEED MY PANTS awesome, unless it fits your preferences.
I love General Yo yo-yos, and the Hatrick is a great throw. I recommend it but I prefer my 5* over how the Hatrick plays. It is all up to you, some people love it and some people look at it like just another yo-yo. You will have to find your own way.
I love it love it love it lol, But again throws are based on preference for me it was exactly what I was looking for. Good feel while in hands for its weight it moves uber fast, Buttery smooth grinds, to me whats not to like?
Agree with you there - I love the Hatrick, but I actually prefer the 2nd run 5 Star ever so slightly. Maybe because I’m an adult, so my hands are a bit bigger, 5 Star feels “just right” - also prefer the shape, a little more rounded on the angles vs. “squarish”. Both awesome, and won’t ever sell either one though.
If anyone’s interested I have my 1st run Hatrick now officially up for sale on bst (sorry for the thread jack and the blatant defiance to Samad :P). PM me if interested.
To address the OP, the Hat Pad response is probably the best response I’ve tried so far. All the grip of a good silicone job with minimal wear after extended usage. The beadblast is also incredible for grinds and even just to hold. The gap is somewhere in the 4mm range to create a very balanced feeling response - wide enough for plenty of string layers but narrow enough for a consistently tight bind. Also the size falls comfortably in the mid-undersized range but the full shape makes it fill out your hand nicely.