I miss having forums where debate was more welcomed but the other members!
I’ll agree that this probably isn’t the thread to have this debate. I’m gonna reply one more time though hahah.
When I’ve blown a few hundred dollars on yoyo’s that aren’t of the same quality as they used to be, I feel like I have some sort of a right to express that. Wouldn’t you agree?
I was fairly wrong though, I am basing my judgements off of older models, and current budget throws. As I just stated I need to try more premium made in China throws.
I specifically remember when a certain company started making more metals in China, I bought a couple (at the time they weren’t a budget price) and they weren’t the same at all. They easily developed vibe with one or two small dings, and in comparison to the exact same model that was made here in the USA they were inferior. I should have contacted the company but I didn’t because I just wasn’t going to buy that kind of stuff anymore.
There are plenty of USA made metals and plastics that aren’t great quality, play pretty poorly, and don’t handle dings well. I should have been a lot more specific in that I was comparing one companies USA models to their Chinese models. The fact that for me every time the Chinese throw was of less quality I started to form a pretty strong opinion against them. I also don’t think the USA makes the best yoyo’s.
If the topic was Japanese vs Chinese made stuff I’d say the same things.
My past experiences has lowered my confidence Chinese made (primarily) budget throws. The fact they are made in China has nothing to do with it, if all of these products were made in the USA I’d feel the same way… It could be any country.
I apologize if my experience is far different than everyone elses! I simply stepped-in to voice another opinion on the subject. I have nothing against China and have many friends from Shanghai and Beijing that have lived with me through schooling. I have no vendetta against China!
I explained it to Greg but my opinions really have nothing to do with where I live.
I really don’t think all aluminum is of the same quality, I don’t think 6061 is just 6061 no matter what.
Most metals today all play well, which is I what I meant by the same. Obviously I don’t think every yoyo plays the same lol.
Kadabrium showed what I am trying to get at with that blizzard bearing seat…When a company switches to China some quality is compromised. I need to be less definitive with my statements like that though because obviously dozens of great yoyo’s have been made in China.
Greg informed me that the premium made in China products are made with different materials and cutting tools and such. I have yet to play a Start the Riot and a Blizzard.
I shouldn’t have been so strongly opinionated! I guess I feel like my experiences have been different and I’ve wasted (in my opinion) a few hundred dollars on yoyo’s that I thought were going to be of regular quality.
Have a lovely day everyone.