The old Phenom weights ~3g more than the new one. The ‘eco’ phenom, if you mean the yellow one with nickel rings, is identical in structure to other old ‘signed’ phenoms.
Some (most notably the new Phenom-using YYJ team member Liu Zhaoyuan) claim there is a difference between the ‘‘first run’’ phenoms that Hiroyuki used in eg 2010WYYC until 2011AP especially the pink and blue ones, and the later runs of this ‘old’ version (everything with non-silver caps or non-gold ring, splash and acid wash, among others). I have played both but not side by side, and can’t tell the difference.
I’ve not thrown a new one, but I used to have 5 older Phenoms that did have a difference of about 3g between the lighter and the heavier. There might have been a difference between runs. But the Royal Blue Phenom was the best
The better option though would be this guy if you could spare another $30
I think pushing the higher density material to the edge or the rims takes advantage of it more and provides better stability. The phenom just doesn’t stand up to the others in my opinion. If I were getting a yoyojam I’d get a diamondback.
I am really interested in the Adegle Accel and the KYS Rapid. I dont think I will be able to spend as much on the Berserker SS.
How does the Accel play? The relatively high walls makes me question its horizontal capabilities.
Same goes for the Rapid. Both seem like pretty similar yoyos. What would you recomend?