Northstar & Shutter - Beginner Observation


#1

I just started throwing and I got a Northstar while waiting for my Shutter to come in. After researching, I was expecting the Shutter to be amazing. Here’s the thing - I like the Northstar better. Yes, the Shutter has a smoother and quieter spin, but the Northstar is more comfortable for me and I hit more tricks with it. Also, the Northstar is heavier than the Shutter, but feels like it plays much lighter. Does anyone have recommendations for future throws?


#2

Just an observation - Maybe you prefer the Northstar because that’s what you’re used to, having used it while waiting for your Shutter. Familiarity can strongly influence preference.


#3

I’ve heard the NorthStar be compared to the Genesis.


#4

It could also be the shape like some people prefer more V shapes than H shapes I know that’s how I am wit some yoyos.


#5

Yeah I absolutely hate the shape of the Shutter. I’m not gonna buy it because I KNOW I will hardly play with it no matter how good it may seem.
And I too have to admit it, I like my speedaholic and northstar much more over my rally.


(major_seventh) #6

Sometimes yo-yos have to kinda “grow on you” before you like them.

I’d just give it sometime. But Northstars are boss… I can see why you might like it more lol.


#7

Thanks everyone. Yea, I’ve heard good things about the Genesis, might have to check it out. I have a Triton coming in tomorrow so I’ll see how it compares.


#8

Both are great, but I just LOVE the Northstar. The king of the ringed plastics.


#9

I agree, I got a shutter and it’s a 7 IMHO… not a huge fan, I LOVE my AC2, but the shutter, I can take it or leave it. I actually prefer my Echo 2, but then again, I do like how well it grinds.


#10

I absolutely love my Hubstack genesis. It’s my fav throw to this point.


(major_seventh) #11

I think I like the Rally more though :wink:
Northstar a close second for sure!


#12

The look of the old Northstars was just fantastic.

Dat neon orange.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I prefer the play of the Rally, as well as the better build quality. However, dat neon orange… it’s just so shmexy…


#13

The caps are fine and aren’t poked through by the axle!?!? IMPOSSIBLE!