One of my first yoyos was a Playmaxx ProYo 2. Stupidly enough, it ended up as fodder when making my first attempts at modding plastic yoyo guts.
I’ve been on the hunt for a ProYo 2 for a couple of months now, and finally one popped up on the bay (in Germany you don’t find these that easily sadly).
When I was modding FHZs back in 2009, I had some custom ILYY spacers made that I used in these mods, giving the yoyos new guts with a 4mm gap, type L bearing and sILYYcone response.
I’ve always been intrigued my the fact that the wooden fixed axle piece had about the same thickness as my spacers. I just had to fit these in a ProYo 2 (sorry, Ed ).
The ProYo 2 weighs in at around 51g, which works fine for 1A unresponsive play, but I desired a little more oomph. Thus, I added thin brass weight rings I bent from pin stock. These tension fit inside behind the caps. The yoyo is now 56.5g which is a nice compromise between the old school feeling and decent playability.