A friend of mine and I have been rather interested in collecting the older OD models lately. So far, I’ve managed to find a Y-Factor, Dingo, Cafe Racer, Yelets, 54, Paul Dang, and M1. I also see a surprising number of people looking for the M1, Dingo, and Projects… especially the M1 and Projects.
For me, I’m relatively late to the yoyo game, and I’m a huge OD fan. It’s interesting to play the older yoyos because I can see how yoyos have evolved and actually feel what premium yoyos were like, say, 10 years ago. No doubt my experience has been colored by starting out with more modern designs.
Older yoyos seem a little unstable and may not spin as long, but that’s part of their charm. The mid to high walls certainly provide some challenges, but I’m hoping that design feature helps me improve faster. I’m glad I have them in the collection.
Anyone else find their collecting/play involves these older models?