First, I am biased. I do not like the Genesis, so I’m not going to waste time discussing that one. Nothing wrong with the yoyo in any way, it just didn’t line up good with my preferences. It’s still an excellent yoyo.
New SuperStar stats:
Response: Standard YYF response. Comes with the blue pads.
I am really enjoying the 2013 SuperStar. It’s a touch on the wider side but it’s certainly not the widest non-superwide yoyo on the market. As a result, it takes me a bit to adjust to wider yoyos so my throws aren’t super smooth, but they are stable and the yoyo smooths out after a few seconds for me. You can see the SuperStar heritage in there, providing what you may already like about the existing SuperStar, but then taking it to the next level. With the stacks gone, gyro finger spins are possible. Thumb grinds are also possible(well, easier). The extra width helps you catch anything and helps with stability in horizontal play.
I think the yoyo might be a little too wide for optimal 5A play, but it should work just fine. The 2013 SuperStar seems designed to be a 1A yoyo in my opinion. The 2013 is a vast improvement over the original. The original is really good too, but it’s just not suited well for today’s competition due to the stacks, stackpost and walls on the inside of the yoyo. I do have both and I do enjoy both.
HOWEVER: if you want to go with the Genesis, all I can say is via the pictures:
The shape is compatible with horizontal play. The outer portion of the rims are not so great for gyro finger grinds due to how the axle is set in there. The shape is more friendly for 5A play but is still a fantastic 1A yoyo. If you’re really wanting a bit more friendly for both styles, this might be a bit better.