Should I get a Classic/Surge or just stick with metals?


#1

Be honest here. A lot of people like the Classic, but is it actually a “great yoyo” or just a “great yoyo for the money”.

If I were to get one would I just end up going back to my metal yoyos? It would be cheap, but I’d be $15 further from a $100 yoyo that I’d actually play, and I’d have another thing to take up room on the shelf.

Or would it get genuine play time alongside my Chief, Cascade, etc?


#2

That’s up to you. Do you take your Chief/Cascade outside and play on concrete, in the grocery store, out and about, etc…? If you don’t mind playing metals like that in those dangerous “dingable” type places then I don’t really know what benefit you’d get from a Classic or a Surge. They are fun, but they aren’t of the same quality or caliber as a Chief or Cascade, but you also cannot expect them to be. The Classic/Surge/OneStar, etc…are mass produced plastic yoyos. They work great, and you can obviously win Worlds with one if you’re the right person.

I didn’t buy a Surge. I own a Classic and I play my OneStar a lot. But I play the OneStar when I’m out and about and don’t feel like dinging up a more expensive throw. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of expensive throws that are dinged to high heaven, it’s really just a matter of the mood you’re in I guess.


#3

It’s a matter of your personality as well. I play my metals anywhere I want, so I don’t need a plastic as a “take around” yoyo. Yet I buy plastics on occasion just because I like mucking around. To me, it’s fun and gratifying to hit tricks on these inexpensive yoyos “just because”.

If that doesn’t sound like you, I would just pass on the Classic at least. It’s no Chief. :wink: Can’t say anything about the Surge, but I doubt it’s in that league, either. If it’s all about performance for you, there’s no need to get one.


#4

Depends. A plastic would be great for on the gl playing outside. If you dont like dinging up metals, a plastic is good. You can do anything you can on a classic that you could on a Chief, it’s just harder. The classic is fine, the chief and other high ends are just luxury that make things easier for you, but the classic can do everything a Chief can.


#5

If you want yoyo anyone can use that you don’t have to worry about, then get one. I just use a protostar or classic when i am bored.


#6

I like switching between my metals and plastics, plastics offer a different, unique feel than metal yoyos. I feel that my Onestar and Surge play just as good as my metals(which include a Chief and Genesis), I can do the exact same tricks, combos. I say go for it.


(kclejeune) #7

I’ve been using a surge a lot lately cause of the video contest. But idk how much I’ll use it when I’m done. Maybe a bit since its pretty darn good.


#8

I’ve really enjoyed my Surge! I’ve also got a Dark Magic II, but I’ve found myself using the Surge more. I got to intermediate yo-yoing using my other yoyo’s, but the Surge has really gotten me used to Unresponsive. The only problem I’ve found with it is it’s REALLY unresponsive for me. I have to loop the string around twice doing a bind return.


#9

It depends on what your objectives are.

If you’re not satisfied with the performance of your current metals and you want to get something that plays better, it’s very doubtful that a under $20 plastic will outplay them.

But if you’re looking for something different, it’s highly probable that you will find a much higher difference in play on buying a new plastic than getting another metal.