Speedmaker is a very good yoyo. It is ok for beginners, as long as you’re ready to learn how to Bind.
It should come caked with thick lube, so that it’s fairly responsive. It should be able to come back with a tug when you learn how to Bind.
But the lube will break eventually, and it will turn unresponsive, so you have about 2 hours of learning how to throw hard and Bind.
When you break into the bearing and it is unresponsive, it can sleep for 1 minute 20 seconds for my throw. My throw is an average throw, expect Samad or Andre to be able to sleep it for 4-6 mins. But don’t expect it to sleep for more than 30 seconds if you’re a beginner. If you have a strong throw, it can easily get very good sleep times.
DM is an even better yoyo. But mine came unresponsive, and yours might too, so you will have to be ready to learn how to Bind once you get it.
But of course, DM is 25 dollars more than the SM, so you have to expect it to play better. SM has a wing shape, very streamlined, narrow and low air resistance. So, it can play fast. But DM is wider, butterfly shapped and is better for grinds, and easier to catch for learning tricks. For learning, I’d get a DM, because of its wider shape and gap size, so its easier to learn tricks.
So thats all i have to say. (A lot!) I’d get a DM for learning, and get a speeder/meteor next! Good luck