So, what have I missed?


#1

Several years ago, I went through a yoyo “phase”. Played for about two years, and gradually went onto other interests.

Lately, I’ve started dusting off my old throws and relearning some of what I’ve lost. I quit right around the time the Milk and Silk came out, hub stacks came into vogue, and metals became all the rage (Bape, Peak). I think the last few things I bought were a Yoyofactory G5 and 401k.

So, what have I missed? What’s new/different?

What are a few throws under $50 I should consider picking up that embody where yoyo’s are in 2013?


#2

Welcome back to yoyoing! Quite an amount of things happened during the time you left. I’d suggest the OneDrop Rally/YYF Shutter as the best throws under your budget now. If you are looking for any below $15, I’d highly suggest a C3 Speedaholic.


#3

I have a Shutter, the solid violet looks absolutely amazing, and it plays REALLY well. The only problem I have with it is the inside lip isn’t big enough for me to thumb grind with, and the finish isn’t the best if you want to get a good arm/finger grind. It’s a beast for horizontal and normal 1a play though, I’d recommend it to anyone.


#4

Interestingly enough, I ordered a Rally about a day before my original post.

Amazing recommendation. Really, really like it. The funny thing is, how similar the Rally is in feel to my favorite yoyo from before I quit: a freehand zero, yoyoguy weight rings, wide spacers, and some kind of white pads (Duncan didn’t make silicone pads back then). The Rally is a little lighter, binds are way tighter, and much better looking.

I think I m in love.


(Owen) #5

You’ve missed quite a bit. haha the beginning of the metal phase you mentioned has just about ended. Plastics are coming back in.


#6

Get a rally.