My caps on my DM2 are loose. I got a second, it’s tight. You can use a bit of hot glue to secure them down so they won’t move. Or simply remove them and avoid the problem entirely
If you hate the DM2, send me a PM and maybe I’ll buy it off you so you can use the funds to get something else. I have a blue(my first and favorite), and a clear(just picked one up used at CalStates). If it’s a color I’m interested in, I’ll give it a happy forever-home in my collection.
I have the dv888. I like it, but it’s OK. I got a Dibase, it’s a lot better.
The recRec Sharp is a bit too heavy but a good price. It’s not something I’d recommend to start with. I like them so much I have a pair of them.
The advantage of full metal is they have a lot more control over weight distribution and since it’s one solid piece, vibe can often be controlled.
With the DM2, which is a plastic/metal, the weight is meant to be pushed to where the metal is. The DM2 is light in the middle, heavy on the outside, very stable and very long spinning.
The XCon Pro and Phenomizm use weight rings, which push weight into the middle of the wing of the yoyo. It’s a kind of halfway thing. You don’t want a lot of center weight, but they don’t want to throw all the weight to the outside either. Also very long spinning and stable. and feels a bit more balanced.
I buy a bit of everything. Cheap, expensive, big, small, loopers, wings, off-strings, heavy, light, modified(as in had modifications done), full plastic, plastic/metal, metal, A, B,C & D sized bearings(as well as Euro C’s and a Big Yo with it’s giant bearing). It comes down to preferences. Most of the stuff is long spinning and good. Some you’ll like better than others.
So, think budget. Don’t spend more than you’re willing to. It may limit choices, but that’s actually to your benefit right now.
I run a yoyo meet on Saturdays and Sundays if you’re in my general area(Sacramento). Swing by, try pretty much everything I have. Price ranges from Chief and Phenom, down to Duncan Imperial, and lots in between. Sizable collection, lots to try. Yoyo meets and clubs are a good way to try lots of stuff IF the other people will let you.