I can’t decide between the Recrev ta-1s and the octave 3. Both are similar in size, both delrin, and similar weights. I’m leaning more toward the ta-1s because I love organic/butterfly shapes and it is fractionally closer to my ideal weight. I just want some recommendations if you guys have tried either.
I have the TA-1(aluminum) and have played the TA-1S. It’s this amazing “similar yet different” feeling. You KNOW it’s different, the differences are subtle, but there is a difference. If you like one, you’ll like the other. This is a great A/B compare of delrin vs. aluminum for yoyo design. The TA-1S seems to have a bit more weight in the center of the rim, kinda 3/4’s of the way out from the middle.
That’s about all I can contribute. It sounds like you’re already decided on the TA-1S. Having never played the Oktave 3, I can’t say anything about it.