I’ve been really trying to work on horizontal play and finger spins lately. Specifically I’ve been working on Evan’s trick “Spin City.” Long story short, the only yoyo I can do this trick on is the Edge (original). The way that yoyo is designed, the bowl is incredibly deep and rounded with a slight bump in the center. This makes it very easy to catch, but more importantly it doesn’t spiral off my finger if it lands with an angled tilt.
I’m looking for other yoyo’s with that “bowl” shape. I don’t think I necessarily need to have a center bump. Even a dimple will work, but I need something that’s deep enough to not spiral out of control if I land at a tilt. Here’s a few of my experiences with other yoyo’s just to give an idea:
Wedge - I cannot for the life of me do this trick with it. Even though it’s the yoyo he used in the tutorial. Unless I land it dead center in the dimple, it will horse-shoe spin out of control.
Horizon - Pretty good, but with the bowl not being as deep, it’s harder to land the second hop and is more vulnerable to tilt. For some reason it doesn’t spin as long. Usually it will start to wobble after the first arm-hop. Not sure why since finger spins is what it’s known for.
Shutter - IF I can land it in the center, it’s the best yoyo for this trick. It’s just too hard to land in the center on all 3 hops.
Skyva - This does the same thing the wedge does albeit not as bad. If I don’t land it in the center, it will spiral off my finger. Sometimes the bowl will guide it to the dimple but not always. I suspect it’s just a weight thing with plastic.