Starting 3a pair


(WildCat23) #1

So, I’m looking to get into 3a. I have a pair of magicyoyo n5’s, but would like to get something specifically for learning 3a. What do you guys think about a pair of triggers?

I’m open to any an all suggestions, but would like to keep the combined price below $70.


(UmeNagisa) #2

I’d advise against triggers
due to ring falling our/cracking
issues. Since they will hit one another a lot.
For dirt cheap, Upgraded classics.
For strong strong play, Chasers


(2Sick Joey) #3

I would go with 2 magic yos (either T5’s, N11’s. or N12’s)

They are cheap and play amazing


(themikedurdak) #4

Upgraded classics are the best for beginning, but you should also look into hybrid material yoyojams.


#5

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.


(WildCat23) #6

I really don’t care how much I beat up metals, so it’s really a non-issue for me.

So far, I’m looking at:

Classic
N12
Chaser (Somewhat)

Don’t really want to Proto/Northstars as I find them not that stable.


(UmeNagisa) #7

Honestly, Chasers are the most stable and hard spinning
the N12, is Stable, and All metal and Cheap!
and Classics are most durable,


#8

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%


(M.DeV1) #9

I’m going to have to agree that Chasers are probably the most stable thing you are going to get for the price. They play AMAZINGLY!!!


#10

I wouldnt get triggers… Lots of people have problems with the rings falling out… If I were you Id go with a pair of protostars, long sleep time and its durable. Not to mention it’s great at 1a too :smiley:


#11

you can beats a psg or asteroid
cheep and awesome for 3a

or get 2 bapezillas they work great


#12

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.


(WildCat23) #13

Looks like its the PSG vs the Classic.


(UmeNagisa) #14

you can get a pair of both and still hit your budget!
(make sure to get pads and bearings for them, the stock psg pads and bearing suck, and classic needs em regardless)


(WildCat23) #15

True, but I’ve also decided to get a pair of loop 360’s.