So, I just got my first real illustration gig, and I want to celebrate with a really solid new throw - one that can get me through some more advanced tricks. Problem is, I’m hopelessly overwhelmed with all the choices available. I’ve been yo-yoing for years, but only recently have I tried to really push past the most basic tricks. My number one throw is a PGM, followed by a shinwoo Phantom (which is really far better than it has any right to be at $10). Other than the occasional snag, I’m competent at binding - my real problem is stability. Both my yo-yo’s tend to tilt on me after a while, so I’m thinking that I need something very stable and on the heavy side to compensate. I’m a lefty, too, if that helps. I’d like to keep it below $70, but I might go up to $100 if it’s a really, really good deal. Metal is good, but I’d prefer something close to 2 inches in diameter or larger.
The only yo-yo’s I keep coming back to are the metal shinwoos (really, that phantom is nuts for the price), the YYF Boss, and the Dif-e-yo crossbones (but only because it’s sooooo pretty). However, I’m open to anything that’d fit what I need. Seriously. There are so many gorgeous throws out there. I wish I had tons to spend.