When the Protostar came out, both John Ando and Paul Han were featured in the promotional video of this amazing new throw (and it seemed to suit their style of fast paced 1A yoyo play, with this throw being the signature throw of John Ando), and Paul Han used it many a time in some of his earlier videos.
But last year, Paul Han used a Northstar in his 2011 Worlds prelim performance (when the string snapped and hit one of the judges) and also used it in one or two of his other videos. And recently, John Ando has approved and adopted of the Northstar (in the form of the Shaqlerstar for team Shaqler) as the representative throw for his team instead of his signature throw, the Protostar!
My question to you guys is what do you THINK the reason for two of these amazing players to shift from the Protostar (which is lighter than the Northstar hence plays faster and floatier; and seemed to suit their style of fast play) to the Northstar (which is heavier than the Protostar hence plays slower and is more stable) is?
Your opinions are encouraged and will be acknowledged. Thanks.