The last thing I kinda wanna mention actually.
3 maybe 4 types of weight distribution.
Rim, middle, center, and if this counts even.
Rim weight is like this
Why I chose these 2? It shows Material difference too.
The Sleipnir, Made of 7075 can be made thinner and thicker in other areas without compromising Durability. the Sasquatch is 6061 and is still very thick rimmed, but isn’t quite as thick due to the less dense material not being able to be molded quite as thin on the inside, and as thick on the outside without compromising durability.
Rim weighting is typically the most stable
Middle weight. (My personal favorite )
So, the Cascade. see how the thicker area happens to be right between the rim and hub?
That gives it such a lovley flowyy feel on the string.
The M10, is middle weighted, but the V shape makes the weight even more in the middle, if you can get what I mean? (If not, then let me know, I’ll draw a picture to help you all understand!)
I don’t have too many examples of this.
but generally older plastics have this
But this is a VERY drastic example, the 3yo3 cloud 9
Not as stable, but has a really cool, super light feeling. very interesting to play.
and Even weighting. as in the same thickness through the entire thing.
The Avalanche and Mr. butcher bother appear this way, but the avalanche seems just a little ore rim weighted.
So here is the Mr. Butcher
This is a really interesting one. It has Characteristics of Rim weighting and center weighting.
But I feel like This gives it a bit more heft on the throw, and light on the string.
Super fun, and very cool!
So, Where am I going with this?
Shape, mixed with these weightings, can all create something really cool.
But Specs also help.
The Overdrive, large dia, low weight, and rim weighted, V shaped
Plays nothing like a messiah, small, heavy, small dia, and still V shaped.
Hopefully someone will read these ramblings haha!
And I hope you guys can choose yoyos more easily with this, information!