Stability on the 888x?


#1

I do realize it’s not the best yoyo ever. Then again, there is no best yoyo. You get my point, though.

I have a Hitman PRO, which is undersized, and it cannot handle any sort of fast play. For example: I’ll be going through a variation of McBride Roller Coaster and the thing will spin out of control within seconds.

Is the 888x capable of fast play while maintaining a reasonable position? (Staying vertical rather than wanting to do its own thing.) Or will it behave similar to my Hitman PRO? I’d like to have one because I love its appearance, however, it’d be nice if it was a decent performer.

I’m comparing playability to my experiences with my Supernova which stays obedient no matter what I throw at it. I don’t think the 888x will perform anywhere near as well as the Supernova (I may be wrong, though.) but it can’t be that bad, right? :-\


#2

Well, it might not be soo stable.

It’s pretty small, in my preferences. So that could cause it to tilt if you are doing a fast combo, I personally don’t like it, but I want to try the 888.11.

Honestly I’m not sure.

What sizes do you like?

Preferences?

Weight?

Shape?


#3

I’ve only gotten my hands on a Hitman PRO, Supernova, and Dark Magic II. So I don’t really have any specific preferences other than stability during faster play.

It’s not a matter of choosing a yoyo, I already have a couple I know I want. It’s about whether or not an 888x would be worth my time.


(WildCat23) #4

It’s very unstable. Forces you to get your combos good.


#5

Is it one of those yoyos that can only perform well if you don’t play sloppy and concentrate on getting everything damn near perfect? Lol.


(WildCat23) #6

Even then it doesn’t play well.


#7

I found the 888x to be quite stable, and practice your throw, the Hitman Pro should be able to get through McBride’s Roller coaster.


#8

I do know it can get through it. It’s when I try to speed it up, it gives out on me. My Supernova can perform at ever faster play and still remain in its original position.


#9

I’ll be getting one in the mail soon. Had one before but my level of play was much lower back then. Still, I really liked it. Pretty sure it can handle fast play, just might be a bit tippy(good for gyroscopic flop)


#10

I have no issues with the Hitman Pro. I did have similar issues with the DM2.

The problem? I was hitting tricks sloppy. The sidewall of the DM2 was causing me grief because I was not hitting tricks cleanly. Let’s say I take out my Code 1 and do the same trick: no problem. Using McBride’s Roller Coaster as an example, using anything, INCLUDING my Hitman Pro and even XCon Pro, I could get the trick done and have spin to spare. With the DM2, I was doing OK, until the end when you roll back out to a trapeze, and then when I would go to bind it would just spin out.

Practice makes perfect. I can do then trick just fine now with the DM2. I practice tricks with many yoyos. I’ll find something that helps me land the trick easier, then practice a lot, switch it up to something else, a few more chances, then use the DM2 to help dial it in.

Not to further distract, but the XCon Pro I found was very intolerant of bad throws. Forcing myself to use nothing but that, it helped me improve my throw. I was actually using the XCon Pro a lot to learn McBride’s Roller Coaster and kwijibo. I’ve been having a hard time with kwijibo, yet last night I did nail it with my DM2 just fine and clean. I was quite pleased. I hadn’t been working with my DM2 on that one.

Some yoyos work better for others. Not every yoyo is a perfect fit for everyone. Play style and preferences play a big part. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the 888x. I think maybe the 888x may not be right for you. Then again, if you have a yoyo that forces your play to be cleaner, maybe you should hang onto it and work harder on your tricks so you can be a better player.

Disclaimer: I’m not interested in getting an 88x or 888.11. I have nothing against, them, they just don’t appeal to me. I do have several YYF yoyos that I do like. However, if an 888.x is a yoyo that makes you have to force yourself to improve and play cleaner, I may have to reconsider my position. Anything that I can use that will make me have to improve my skills is a good thing, even if it means more hard work.