Are there any plastic yoyos that play at a competition level?
Probably quite a few, given the right person playing it.
It’s the player, not the yoyo.
Well lots of them do. It generally depends on the user how well they do in a competition.
Any of the higher quality plastic yoyos would be more than satisfactory - replay pro, wedge, mojo, skyva.
Gentry won Nationals a few years ago with a Replay, but I’d say it depends more on the thrower than the throw.
Replay Pro, people. Not any mere Replay! The professional version! for professionals!
I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know there were two different ones lol. Is the Replay Pro the $20 one?
Replay Pro is the unresponsive ver. of the Replay.
Replay Pro is $16, the Replay is $15.
Personally I think the Wedge & Protostar (& Replay Pro if it’s your taste) are super competitive plastics.
All come from World Champs, so you KNOW it’s good haha
I have all three of those, and for $20 they are really good values, but I would never grab one for competition use (instead of a good metal yoyo), no matter what their contest record is in the hands of world champions. But that’s just me.
Do you have any delrin yo-yos? Those are closer in performance to metal. I personally don’t really like plastic or wood yo-yos either, they lack the density and consistency of metal… but delrin is in the ballpark at least. And it has a nice hand feel.
I have yet to try one.
No Delrin yoyos. But I have the POM Draupnir and the machined PC iCEBERG, both of which perform very much like bimetals, and I would grab one of them before any of the budget plastics for competition any day. But then again, they are much more expensive…
Those are bimaterial though, kind of a different beast. Not really “plastic” at that point, are they?
Delrin Skyva is probably the easiest one to grab at $36, but I am a big fan of the Zeekio (rebranded Yoyoempire) delrins as well.
Okay, sure. They are hybrids. Their primary material is plastic. I didn’t think that a metal rim disqualified them from being in the plastics family, or from being considered a “competition plastic throw”. Semantics maybe?
I saw a delrin yoyo made by Yoyoempire. It looked exactly like the YYF Wedge.
Don’t forget the ART Banger!
Haven’t played one, but it has a nice looking shape.
The replay pro comes with both unresponsive
And responsive accessories right??
No. It comes only unresponsive.
Aah, I was watching a kind of dated yoyo review and they said it did.
The regular Replay is responsive.