After 25 years of doing very little with yoyos, I decided to start getting into things again. Back in the 80s, I think I had a great yoyo - Tom Kuhn Silver Bullet with replaceable wooden axle. I loved it.
I discovered that there is a whole new world of ball bearing transaxle designs and unresponsive play. I also discovered, going to a few sites, that Tom Kuhn yoyos are rarely mentioned (or sold).
After reading a lot of things, I finally decided to buy a YYF Horizon - I just got it and am greatly enjoying learning how to do unresponsive things.
My question is: how does the Tom Kuhn Silver Bullet 4 stack up to other unresponsive yoyos? I still love throwing my original wooden axle silver bullet - just to relax. I find it incredibly smooth and quiet, as well as comfortable and easy to travel with. I was happy to find that metal yoyos are now under $50 - so I didn’t feel the need to spend $150 on a Tom Kuhn SB4 just to see if I liked unresponsive play. But now, as I read a lot, I never see him mentioned (except historically) - and was just wondering if SB4 is any good? Unfortunately, I don’t have enough cash to buy every yoyo I lust after just to compare :o (though the Nightmare and Titanium Dream seem really nice…).
thanks for your thoughts