I made a thread a little over a week ago about getting back into throwing after a 15-year absence. In the thread I asked opinions on what yoyos to start with, since, obviously, things have changed since the last time I bought one.
I got a great bunch of suggestions, which I’m wholeheartedly thankful for. But two community members surprised me greatly: vegabomb and the general.
vegabomb was kind enough to send me four different yoyos to try out, so I can get a feel of what’s what these days and to see what I’m comfortable with. They were: Duncan Freakhand, Duncan Pro Z, YYJ Classic and a YYF NorthStar. I definitely found the Classic and NorthStar to be the most comfortable of the four, and I found myself playing with the Classic the most. To those who recommended I get one as a good beginner throw — you were right.
the general was also kind enough to straight up give me a General Yo KLR, which is one heck of a throw. I’m still getting the hang of it, as it’s the first metal yoyo I’ve ever used, but so far so good. It’s a lot lighter than I anticipated a metal yoyo to be, and it’ll be a great comparison tool in terms of dimensions for when I buy more metal throws.
So, a huge thank to both of these members for being incredible examples of the kind of community this is in terms of encouragement, trust and kindness. It’s definitely appreciated.
And also thanks to both members because it helped me decide witch throws to buy. So far I’m sticking to plastics and I ordered a Classic, a YYF One and YYF Paul Han ONEstar. I also bought slim, normal and fat Kitty String strings, YYE polyester strings, a YYF multitool, long spin YYF lube and loop/response YYF lube.
Time to go practice! But pictures below, even though ya’ll know what these throws look like already.
From the general:
Today’s package from YYE: