Two questions pertaining to the Protostar and Dv888

Question 1: I’ve been looking at the Dv888. I like the feel of undersized yoyos. However, they always seem to spin out on me whenever I try to speed up my combos. I’ve heard nothing but positive about the Dv888. So I’m wondering if it’s an exception. Let’s sat a Supernova is a 10/10 in stability (FOR EXAMPLE, for the sake of arguement.), where would the Dv888 range in that? Can it retain it’s vertical position through the hardest and fastest of combos?

I know I’ve asked the same about the 888x, though that was because I had specifically heard that stability was an issue with it. In this case, I’m trying to see if the Dv888 lives up to the hype it’s recieving.

Question 2: I’ve also been looking at the Protostar. In comparison to the Supernova 2012, the specs are generally the same from what I’ve gathered on the website. I’d always wanted to get my hands on a Protostar, but I don’t want something that plays identically to my Supernova. Being that the specs are similar, is the play at all the same? Or will the slightly different shape and weight distribution cause it to be a completely different player? (I’m hoping for the latter.)


Q1: What other undersized are you throwing? The dv888 is pretty solid, but probably demands more from you if you really want to get after it. If I try to push it, I lose it if my lines aren’t clean and I sacrifice precision for speed. I don’t have a Supernova to compare it to, but next to my Code 2 or Genesis or even Northstar, it’s probably a 6-7. But that just me, with 3 months of yoyoing.

Q2: don’t have a Proto, but do have a Northstar. Given its specs and shape, it has some similarities to my Genesis and Code 2, but it definitely plays different. It just feels…well…plastic. It’s as if I can feel the difference in its density; it doesn’t have the same presence on the string as my full metals, or even my DM2. It’s definitely fun to throw, but I always have a sense of, “Ahh, that’s better,” when I switch back to my Code 2.

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The Dv888 is one of the most SOLID throws I have ever tried. For the price, I can say without a doubt it is probably the best metal yoyo for the money. It plays INSANE and spins forever with a Center Trac in it.

The protostar also is one of my favorite yoyos period. Yes it’s a plastic, I know, but everything about it is incredible. The thing plays up there with the $100+ yoyos I’ve played/owned. It’s an absolute must have.

You chose two FANTASTIC throws to choose from. You won’t be dissapointed with either.

Nearly answered my question perfectly. My undersized throw is a Hitman PRO. Which doesn’t like speedy combos whatsoever.

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The dv888 is good but i soooo much prefer the di base it plays like a hundred dollar for a little over half the price