Returning to Yo-yos; need recommendation!


#1

I use to yoyo all the time when I was a kid and for one reason or the other I got out of it. I just bought a Duncan Pro Z on a whim the other day and my interest has been renewed.

I bought the Duncan Pro Z because it boasted being two yo-yos in one with the ability to add the spacers. Well it does not really live up to the promise, what I found is it can either be a looping yoyo that is not very responsive, or a string trick yoyo that is not that unresponsive…

So I am looking for a (or a few) good starter yoyos to learn on and came across this bundle from yoyotricks.com.

http://yoyotricks.com/yoyo-store/yotricks/first-50-yoyo-tricks-pack/

Is this a good buy for someone just starting out? Will it last me a good while or should I think about buying one really good yoyo now instead of multiple “starter” yoyos that I will out grow if I get good?

If that is not a good buy, do you have any advice on a good string trick yoyo and a good loop trick yoyo for under $50 with a good amount of string and lube, etc like that pack that i linked has?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


#2

Yomega has a pack that will take you all the way to advanced. I think they sell that pack here in the store.


#3

I will definitely have to take a look at that. Do you think those Yomega yoyos are of better quality then the Sage/Oracle combo in the bundle I linked?


#4

The oracle is not a good yoyo and the sage is overpriced

For under $50 I suggest:





#5

Thank you for the reply Sparhawk!

Got a weird question for you, is there a Duncan equivalent to the C3 Speedaholic? (basically a good but cheap unreponsive yoyo)

The reason I ask, is I have a thing for Duncan Yoyos (Childhood) and I am just wondering if Duncan has any good ones out there since not alot of people seem to recommend them.


#6

They have the flipside which is the closest you’ll get

Otherwise to get to something actually good you can get the torque which is excellent


#7

Awesome, well its nice to hear that Duncan does have a few gems out there like the Hornet and Torque.

Ok so I have settled on my first responsive looping yoyo, but I am debating on two unresponsive yoyos to do learn string tricks on (I do know how to do a basic bind). I am debating on the C3 Speedaholic that was suggested above, and the Spintastics Blade https://www.spintastics.com/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?search=yes&bc=no&catalogid=182 which is a $20 unresponsive metal yoyo.

The good think about the Spintastics Blade, is that Dale Oliver and the Spintastics company is about an hour away from where I live, so I could check it out before I buy.

But I would like any advice I can get here as well.


#8

I myself have a Speedaholic and its my fav throw ;D You just cant go wrong with it. It has the potential to do so much.

Just check out the Speedaholic vids on YouTube.


#9

True, there are alot more online reviews and videos of the Speedaholic then the Blade.


#10

Torque, Torque, Torque, Torque, Torque!!!


#11

The torque does look nice, but I do not know if I want to spend $45 bucks on my first unresponsive throw without knowing more about my skill…

I could see how it might make learning easier if I am using better equipment but im still unsure…kinda feels like i would be trying to run before learning how to walk.


#12

classic>everything else>speedaholic


#13

The blade is just a rebranded magic-yo T8 so it’s not a bad yoyo

It’s really up to you


#14

Well I pulled the trigger and bought a c3 Speedaholic, a YYJ Unleashed, a pack of 100 kitty string, and both thick and thin lube. That should last me until I get better and need higher grade throws. I will prob get that Spintastic Blade next month just to have a cheap metal string trick yoyo too.

Thank you all for your suggestions and help!


#15

On a side-note, is the stock bearing in the Speedaholic going to be good enough for advanced play if I ever get there? Would a bearing upgrade to a concave or center track bearing be ideal in the future?


#16

good enough


#17

I changed out my bearing to KK on the speedaholic. You will notice a difference from flat to KK in time, but for now the stock bearing it comes with is more than capable.