As it well documented, I have loads of high end metals. What might not be paid as much attention is the fact that I still buy plastics. Ain’t nothing wrong with good plastic yoyos.
My only YYR is the Diffusion, which was going to be my all-day go-to throw at Nationals. When I’m going to be over hard surfaces, I like to go with plastics. However, those geniuses at the Duncan booth talked me up over the Flipside, which I was like “well, that sounds neat and all” and then they told me the price and I went “I’ll take 2” and picked a light blue one for myself and my son got a red one. Normally, my DM2 is on a holder hanging off a belt loop, but that day, it was the Flipside, having replaced the Diffusion.
The Alpha Crash is another great low-cost plastic. Again, $20, like how can you go wrong?
Not going to comment on the PSG or Asteroid. I like them, enough said.
However, these days I find myself reaching for a Classic. I have 3, each set up differently. 1 stock, one with a Trifecta and siliconed. Another is siliconed, YYJ Speed bearing and a Takeshi dice. I need 2 more for a 3A pair and another to keep with the stock bearing but siliconed. Maybe one more to put a wide bearing in but keep the stock response. These are just great. Super affordable, customizable, loads of colors, very flexible, good weight and size and massively fun. However, all other things aside, the only thing that matters is fun. The Classic is definitely fun for me.
As long as a yoyo is fun for you, that’s all that matters.
I have the Anglam with me constantly, next to a Classic in my YYE 5-pocket bag.