I like the Trigger a lot and I do have two, and I want two more(colors), but no, this is not a good 3A yoyo. It’s designed for 1A, and 5A is a secondary style it is intended for. However, the rims are thin and if they take a bad hit from the edge, they can crack, break and that’s it for the Trigger.
I got a pair of Shinwoo Techno2’s, but no matter what I’ve done(siliconed, cleaned bearings, changed bearings), these are a bit too responsive still. I think I need to shim them.
Protostar meets your budget needs, or Northstar. Maxes out your budget.
A pair of Classics with your choice of upgraded bearings and upgraded response would be good. Talk about being able to take a beating! I think bearing up a pair of rugged and durable plastics would be a much wiser path than starting with a pair of metals. Depending on how you go, you can be $30 under budget before shipping.
I’m gonna agree with all of that. The Chaser is also rather heavy, which helps with the spin and stability. It doesn’t play heavy though.
Personally, I work hard for what I’ve got and I like to keep it nice. 3A is a style that invites damage due to the nature of it(so does 4A and 5A). I figure beat the crap out of a durable plastic, get some “mad skillz” and then feel free to proceed to beat the crap out of the metals of your choice. I always feel better learning on plastics. That’s just how I am. But hey, it’s not my money, beat up what you want.
When I go after 3A, I’m using Classics. Heck, I’m using Classics for darn near everything but 4A and 2A these days. Unleashed for 2A, and Jet Set for 4A. But I digress, as I often do! Unless YYJ has some other low-cost plastic I should consider…
As far as Protostars and Northstars not being stable… I gotta disagree with that statement 100%
I agree that the PSG can make a great 3A yoyo. Josh Yee used them for his 3A stuff before getting sponsored by Mad House. I just have found in my limited experience, that the Classics play smoother(once upgraded). The shape for the PSG seems a little bit more 3A friendly. I would recommend the GEM PSG’s, with the extra weight, they are even better than the original in my opinion.
I feel the Asteroid is more 1A/5A with an emphasis on 1A.
I won’t say anything about Anti-Yo. I’m just not a fan of their products.