Actually, for not even a dollar more(well, $7 with the shipping), the RexTremes are nice, but I have an issue with their durability in certain situations. I just broke one, and then immediately ordered a RexTreme 2 from YYE. My RexTreme hit a Lego not on the edge of the rim(like half an inch in) and it busted up the yoyo:
Had I cleared the area, or rather, had my kids cleaned the room like they were supposed to… Oh well, what happened happened. They aren’t really fragile, but they do have weaknesses! The Fiesta XX and GoBig can take far more abuse.
Honestly, I am very pleased with the RexTreme. The wide design is easy for catches. The shape makes sure the string goes right to the center. Good weight, fantastic spin times. The wide shape also helps learn orbits and other stuff. Whips and binds are a breeze. The rings are good for grinds too. The caps on the 2 version support lateral caps. If one wanted to spend $50.15 for an off-string to get started, this probably would be a fairly ideal way to go about it.
My only recommendation against the RexTreme is the price for a beginner. A Fiesta XX or GoBig will get you anywhere you need to be for getting started and beyond. Get some basics down, then look to try other stuff. I like people to try to get in for a low cost. While the Fiesta XX is the lower priced yoyo, the GoBig is still reasonably priced for a beginner. I just feel anything more expensive than the GoBig would be too much for getting started. I also feel the Big Yo is too large and slow for getting started. It’s a good one to have, but not one I go for.