Man, I was really ready to love mine after reading all the hype… but I just didn’t. I don’t know exactly what it was. I don’t mind slimmer Os, or flat bearings, or less rim weight. Maybe it was the sidewalls. I also didn’t like how it felt on the catch.
…and that right there is a prime example of why yoyos are so dope. What one person doesn’t like about a throw, someone else could totally love. The catch feel is actually one of the reasons I love the Panorama the most lmao
I only have two from your list (Panorama and MCMO), and I’d go with the MCMO. By far. Both have side effects so that’s not a lot of help, but my two favorite ODs are the MCMO (though technically not a OD maybe) and the Lunar Eclipse and the latter is tapped so I guess…no help there either unless you’re looking for the advice: don’t demand or avoid side effects.
I have a Gauntlet and a Nitro, in terms of Organic One Drop. Interestingly, although you can make the Nitro go super fast, it isn’t as zippy as I expected for a 62.4 gram yoyo to be. So it isn’t that fast unless you make it be. At the same time gauntlet doesn’t feel as heavy as 66.1. I’ve owned both of them for quite a while, and they are both great.
if you include the od x ilyy sakura se, that would be my choice. though it’s more h-shape, it has some organic attributes i feel.
i may have to pick up a panorama. the difference in opinions mentioned and the following it has make me curious. i wasn’t in a position for the drops so i never payed much attention and never really checked it out.
This thread reminded me that eventually I’d like to try a Downbeat 2020. I haven’t played any of the One Drop Organics but something about the Downbeat 2020 seems really appealing. I don’t think I’d enjoy the weight of the original, but the update seems awesome. The ridges on it seem like they’d feel great in your hand. I just never see any come up on the BST in any colorways I like enough to want to buy.