Even though I have tried yoyos of various price ranges all the way up through the outrageous, and liked many along the way, I’d never really tried one of these extremely cheap Chinese metals…such as the Magic Yo in this thread. T8 to be exact. My collection mainly consists of way, way, way more high end metals than anyone should own, and the “hot” plastics, and I did that because those caught my fancy. I wanted “the best”.
Anyhow, I’m currently at Otakon (an big anime con) and I had forgotten my throw. I was throw-less. So, lo and behold, among hundreds of vendors of Chinese and Japanese goods just one happens to have a few diabolos. Poked around further, and found the only yoyo for sale at the entire convention, just kind of packed away in a hard to find little corner of the booth.
This Magic T8. Snapped it up in a heartbeat, only 12 bucks. The vendor acted like she didn’t even know what it was, like she’s been carrying it for years and no one ever asked. I’ve been playing this thing all night…and I’ll just be a monkey’s uncle if this isn’t a fantastic throw. I love playing it. Dead smooth, feels right, good response, just excellent.
So…I am a convert. If I decide to start building the collection again, I’m going to focus on trying more things I might not have, and spending less in the process, because this throw offered every bit of the “new yoyo excitement”, plays great, and cost less than a hamburger and drink at the con. I know I’m not the first to bring up the brand, but thumbs up from me.