Hello. I am looking at getting back into the hobby of yo-yoing after a hiatus of about 6 years. Back then I was throwing a FHZ set up for 1A play. I would classify myself as and intermediate to advanced player who has never played an unresponsive yoyo.
Recently I decided to see what is out there and boy have things changed!!!
So here I am to hit up you all of you experts (or those who think they are an expert) in hopes of some info on what equipment would be good for me to try out and get back into the game.
That being said here is a rundown of what I am thinking thus far:
I am looking at getting a cheaper responsive yoyo with the ability to eventually go unresponsive with the same yoyos. I am an old schooler who learned back to throw back in the 80’s on the original Duncan Butterflys and Imperials. I am partial to plastic but am willing to give a metal a try if it isn’t too expensive to start. I have been looking at Replay Pros (responsive) DV888 (responsive) to get started. Any thoughts on this or even suggestions on what might make a better responsive yoyo?
Once I get more comfortable with my skills and am sure I want to invest in yo-yoing again, I’m leaning toward purchasing a One Drop Cabal and maybe eventually a One Drop MarkMont or Top Deck. However, I am currently interested in purchasing a Moonshine if anyone has an extra because it sounds a lot like the FHZ I threw but in a metal, not to mention that buying a new Moonshine outright without the other two Basecamp yoyo’s is impossible.
I have purchased two One Drop Marquis with the intent of opening them one day, but I think I am going to wait until I feel my skills are good enough to warrant the reward of seeing what finish of yoyo I received. If for some reason I decide not to open them well at least I will have something to sell / trade down the road. IF that were to happen… which it probably won’t.
I am leaning toward One Drop because of the fact they are manufactured in the USA right next to Idaho, the state I live in. Any other recommendations of yoyos and manufacturers will be appreciated. Other yoyos I am interested in are the Yeti 2.0 and the YYF Shutter.
Sorry this is so longwinded, but I figured this forum would be my best bet to get insider info from those with their finger on yoyo pulse. SO… if you made it this far THANKS for reading!!!