Here’s the catch. We all know that how a yoyo feels doesn’t strictly correspond with its weight. So I’d say I’m looking for something that feels fast and light, rather than rely solely on the weighing scale. Well I certainly can’t try every yoyo to see how each feels, so I’d love to hear which ones you may have tried that sounds about right!
2 hard to describe things I’m looking for:
The ease of movement in Float, Hummingbird, Peregrine or Krown Ti
The squeaky clean bind of Chopsticks Gorilla or MCMO. Works great with normal thickness string. I know some folks love super thick string, but I’m happy rolling with Draken or Kitty Fat most days
If you own a Peregrine or Chopsticks or Float…
Have you played something like a Peregrine with a more comfortable shape and tighter binds?
Thanks! Indeed I love my Peregrine. The specs were what really caught my attention as well. The main things I’m looking to improve on it are the shape/catch, which can be a little sharp and uncomfortable sometimes, and the bind which isn’t as tight as the Chopsticks.
The weight of it (feel-wise, regardless of grams) is very close to what I’m looking for though. Something like the Peregrine or Hummingbird in terms of how heavy it feels on the string.
I’ve only played the Peregrine. I traded it away because I preferred the hummingbird. Both are a little harsher on the catch. iQ has to be one of the most comfortable throws to catch. It just fits in your palm.
IQ is smooth and stable on the string. Very controllable and forgiving. EASY to play and can be pushed if you choose. I’m not fast by any means but this yo-yo plays! It’s fun and dare I say a little floaty.
I agree. The iQ is wider than your specs, but fits the rest. Super stable, feels light, can be pushed or chill, and is just a great throw. Between it and the Vulture (not as chill, but just as great), they have dethroned the Iceberg as my favorite. I use Project 44 Fat12 in green with it, and it’s just the perfect combo for me.
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Nice, thanks! This is exactly the type of info I was looking for. I’m certainly open to trying different pads. Maybe the YYR ones since I love the Chopsticks response. I am curious how the Orbital GTX compares in terms of weight-feel versus the Hummingbird or Peregrine though… if anyone here has tried both.