token and the popstar


#1

okay so i need to buy something with the sale and all and i want a pocket throw… is the token worth a few extra dollars? or does the popstar play better??


#2

Token one of best mini throws ever and it beats the popstar by the mile.


#3

Popstar isn’t with ten dollars. Way too small


#4

i know but i want something really small…


#5

im not a really fast player and i like slack and whips…


#6

Token wins IMO


#7

any more with tho token???


(kclejeune) #8

Token hands down. Pop star is hard to land stuff.


(DOGS) #9

The Popstar is pretty poorly designed considering it uses a bearing and response system that doesn’t flatter the rest of the specs in the slightest; it’s as if it was just slapped together, and honestly, considering YYF, I’m not surprised.

The Token, while still having that inherent issue of a bearing size that is too large, still performs leagues better than the Popstar.


#10

okay i will get the token probably


#11

Popstar is fun. And it’s ACTUALLY a pocket throw.

The Token is a superior performer, for sure, but I don’t find it “truly” pocketable. It’s too cubey for that. The Popstar will lay flat-ish inside your pocket.

So do you really want something truly portable (get the Popstar and embrace the challenge!) or just something small and “more” portable than a typical yoyo (get the Token)?


#12

i got the token black with red acid splash. and a yyj classic.

aalso two new trifecta bearings from another forum user.

all for less than $45. ;D


#13

I have the PopStar and I can say that while it is a fun throw. I never, I repeat NEVER carry it. It is just to finicky, as soon as it lands on the string it starts tilting. I agree that it is too small to distribute the weight enough to be stable.

I figure if I am going to carry something with me I want to enjoy it and not fight it constantly. That and I want to look like I know what I am doing at least somewhat, so a yoyo that is always falling over doesn’t achieve this goal.

I do not own a Token so I can’t compare to that, but I can say that a Mini Motu smokes it hands down!


#14

The PopStar is tilty all right, but I can do a Spirit Bomb on it, so it’s not like it’s impossible to play. :wink: