So, a week or two ago, I’m throwing my yoyos in the living room on an early Saturday afternoon, making sure that every throw gets some loving. And I decide that I have to switch the string on my everyday Code 1. As I go to get strings, I look at my coffee table and see one of my YYF spin top buttons on a string. I decide to try my Code 1 out with a 5A setup.
And I liked it.
So I decide to make my next “BST hunt” for a 5A Code 1. I find a good one that matches my YYF Spin Top button really nicely (I’m OCD about counterweights matching the yoyos they’re attached to) etc. But I felt like the Code 1 was a little too light. So, I literally just spent the last 48 hours looking for brass spike side effects. After scouring the forums and being told that I would have to buy a full yoyo to get the side effect I wanted, I gave up.
Turns out the best place to get the Side Effect I wanted was the most obvious spot – the One Drop shop! They actually did me one better because they had some brass Code 1 Side Effects! I didn’t even know these existed! So I just ordered them an hour or so ago.
If everything works out, I should have every component to my new 5a setup by the middle of next week or something.
Anyway, I crunched the numbers and found out that the Code 1 with brass Code 1 Side Effects will end up with a mass of 69.5 grams. That’s 60 for the Code 1 SE-less and a whopping 9.5 grams for the brass. Now, to my main question:
Think that will be too heavy?
Other yoyos, that come to mind, of that mass or greater are the Northstar and Genesis+. I’ve never really tried either for 5a. Threw the Northstar with a 5a setup and thought it was okay, but didn’t enjoy it as much as the Protostar in 5a.
I’m hoping physics stays consistent here with the idea that more mass will produce a more stable throw.
For 5a, I usually use:
YYF Genesis w/ YYJ Takeshi CW
CLYW Sasquatch w/ YYJ Takeshi CW
MinusMike FHZ w/ Duncan Yellow bouncy ball
YYJ Destiny w/ YYJ Takeshi CW
YYJ Pinnacle w/ Duncan die
Any thoughts on how you think this will work out would be appreciated! Comments from people who throw Code 1s for 5a or throw especially heavy yoyos for 5a appreciated!
Obviously, the wheels are in motion in terms of my transactions, so I’ll find out eventually Just wanted to get some discussions going.