PGM binding practice?


#1

Just wanted to know if I can practice bind with a PGM, because everyone tells me I wont be ablte to use DV888 if I can’t bind that well. So I’m thinking of buying PGM and DV888. Don’t unbox DV888 until I learn to bind well, and unbox it 3-4 weeks after my binding gets better. These are currently the things in my cart.

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100 Count - 100% Polyester YoYoExpert String

Neon Orange - 100 Count
$12.99

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100 Count - 100% Polyester YoYoExpert String

Neon Yellow - 100 Count
$12.99

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Shinwoo LOOP

Translucent Pink
$9.99

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YoYoFactory Response

Broad Pad CBC (Grind Machine Size)
$2.20

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YoYoFactory Response

Slim - CBC White Pads (888 Size)
$2.20

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YoYoJam Lube

Thin Lube (Maintain Bearing)
$5.00

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YYF Bearings

SPEC Bearing Large (Size C) - 250 x .500 x .187 in
$9.99

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YYF DV888 2011

Aqua
$44.99

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YYF Grind Machine

Red Body with White Rings
$29.99
Product Subtotal $130.34

What do you think?


#2

i would just practice on the dv888 (binding) but then again i dont really know. But i used my Dark Magic 2 too practice binding instead of my old yoyo(my old yoyo sucked!!)


#3

So… Dump the PGM and get something and get 2 gloves instead?


#4

The pgm is a great learner for binding, can even go as far as mastery tricks. I’ve got 2 and I learned everything nearly off one. Don’t like the vibe that comes with it or the stacks, just remove the stacks and use a pitch bolt (forgot the measurements, sure you can find it somewhere through the Search). You could learn binding off a dv888 as well though. Just depends on your budget, bother are great throws in my opinion. Can’t go wrong with either one.


#5

If you really want a DV888, buy it and put thick lube in the bearing so it’s responsive. After you’re better with binds, clean the bearing so it’s unresponsive again.
I think the PGM is a unresponsive yo yo anyways.


#6

There is no difference in binding the pgm than the DV888. Get what you want.


#7

Most yoyos are great to learn to bind on these days. Your ability to bind will not differ if you use the dv888 or the pgm. I personally started on a legacy. It takes a bit more winding, but you don’t need to learn to bind on a responsive yoyo. As long as you have the patience for it, you can bind on most yoyos out today.


#8

OK so get DV888 and spend $30 on something else, what should I spend them on? Maybe a KK bearing?
Or get both and add them to my collection?


(DOGS) #9

I wouldn’t bother with the KK bearing. It doesn’t help.


#10

So just get the Grind Machine and add it to collection? Or just save for virtual money I buy for games?


#11

Help?

Bump


#12

If you like both yoyos get both of them, they’re both good yoyos. But if you’re just getting the PGM to practice bind you don’t have to get it.

Also if I were you I would look into finding some RTV silicone because pads cost a lot but that my opinion.


#13

you can bind on any unresponsive yo yo…just depends on the setup.

granted the gap size on the pgm is smaller - lendin’ itself to bind easier.

i think you can learn how to bind w/ a dv888.

mgodinez

rain…


#14

you totally don’t need both cause with brand new response systems, you can bind on anything.
here’s proof: here is how my freind binds, trapzez, drop the trapeze. somehow he binds like that and it works on his brand new grind machine. same as dv888 no difference and i would save up for another all metal instead of kk, kk is useless unless you’re a bearing changer with 100 extra bearings.


#15

You could drop the PGM and the shinwoo loop and wait for the loop 900’s to come out on the 18th


#16

Loop 900 is gonna be expensive, like $20+ I won’t get Grind machine, I’ll buy a YYJ Fiesta instead, that means all I can spend is $18 on a looping yoyo (If i’m dropping the Shinwoo LOOP).


#17

yeah, but looks like he can’t wait…but its worth waiting


#18

I am still learning how to do a basic inside loop, maybe 2A isn’t my thing. So I would just go with a Shinwoo LOOP. Don’t want to buy something too expensive that I won’t use you know.


#19

ok that would be great


(Halbach) #20

If I were you, I’d just get 100 strings, DV888, thin lube, and a spare response set. That’ll be all you need to start up. Don’t spend too much starting out.

My 2 cents.