I do like the Confusion and Confusion GT, but I haven’t quite found the love for them yet. I like the Alley Cat 650b, a lot more than either of them. I keep thinking I should pull out some of my old 90’s yo-yos, fix them up, and see how I like them for responsive play after all this time. Until then, I’d say the Alley Cat is my favorite for responsive with the A bearing. I would have thought for sure my favorite would have an A bearing, but the Deep State edges out the Alley Cat for me.
The Quail is my favorite A bearing yo-yo! Especially for unresponsive.
When I first got it, I found it rather frustrating, and thought that I’m probably just not good enough to get the joy out of it. Charles and Jensen are able to take what the Quail has to offer and play to it’s strengths.
My first impression was that it would maybe be a good trainer for me, a yo-yo to help clean up my technique, but not so much enjoy. However, I have continued to play with it, and have come to really love it. Even with my relatively meager skills, I have found myself adjusting my play to the Quail. There is something so satisfying about the way it binds, and spins. So glad I bought it!