people like to say that they want a metal yoyo cause its for advanced players, but this is not true let me tell u a little story—
when i got my first yoyo it was a yyj speedmaker at first i really couldent do alot of tricks on it and i caved in on the fact that people say metals are better. so a couple months later after learning some stuff i got a yuuksta. after playing with my yuuksta i found one thing that is true it was alot smoother and had no vibe, but thats just the way the yoyo feels not how it can help you do better tricks. now i can do tricks such as white buddha and kamikaze and other crazy tricks and i found out when i went to my speedmaker i could let it sleep for a minute compared to the 30 seconds i was getting back a couple months ago.
also i found i could do any trick i on it. so now i found out that there is no differance between plastics and metals skill wised. i would have been just fine with a speedmaker and i would have learned the same tricks. so now if you’re thinking about buying a metal to upgrade from your plastic there isnt any reason to. and look at looping yoyos they are all basically plastics but the pros can still do crazy tricks with them.
to sum up my story plastics are just as fine as a metal and u can do any trick on a plastic that you can do on a metal. ;D