I have one of each. I’m not going to go too much into why I feel the way I do about these, because anything I post on the subject is simply my opinion, and everybody’s experience will be different. But, here’s what I think:
Of the three, the Chief is the best. It feels the best. That’s broad enough, right? I was seriously thinking this earlier today: The Cheif might be the best yoyo, out of anything. Notice how many times I’ve said best in this description? The Chief is the one. One looking for a yoyo that will be able to handle anything you have, or will ever have, to throw at it, get a Chief. Done.
Next best is the Puffin. It plays nothing like a Peak, for those who were wondering about this. It plays light and fairly quickly. Seems to me to be a kind of tricky combination to achieve. In my experience, it’s the least stable of the three. It’s the widest of the three. I actually don’t like how wide it is. I wish it was a millimeter or two thinner. Good feel though. I haven’t had it for too long, but I’ve enjoyed playing with it.
Arctic Circle is my least favorite of these three. It’s my least favorite CLYW in general, in fact. It just… Isn’t that good, I’m afraid. It’s CLYW, so it’s still good. But, when compared with other legendary yoyos in the CLYW lineup, it doesn’t stack up. It’s dense and just doesn’t feel very good to me. Also, maybe it’s just a stigma, and it might just be a fluke, or a mental block or whatever, but whenever I play my Arctic Circle, I get axle knots like crazy. I know this has everything to do with me, and nothing to do with the yoyo. It’s a combination of the Avalanche and the Chief, I guess, and both of those yoyos are considerably better than this. Still, I’ll probably never get rid of my Arctic Circle, because I really like the look of it, and it’s still fun from time to time.
Don’t know if this helped at all, but this is my take on it.