Let’s scratch responsives from the list. I just took delivery of my OD Deep State and it’s perfect sized, as far as I’m concerned. Now just looking for a similarly sized, maybe even smaller, and preferably a bit more wedge-shaped, unresponsive that’s in stock at YYE. Looking to make a purchase today.
Believe it or not I LOVE Magicyoyo Locus with an unresponsive bearing. Same size as DV888 but much more comfortable in my hand and a total joy to play and it’s very cheap! Edit / add on: inexpensive…2 weeks after getting it and it’s my most played next to YYF Horizon Ultra
Do you mean small, or slightly undersized? The gold standard for small yoyos is the General Yo Mini-Star 2… but I see it’s out of stock at YYE now. I think it’s still in stock elsewhere on the intertubes.
As for mildly undersized there are a bunch that are good, kind of a different category… basically you want a 2010-size yoyo, as yoyos definitely got bigger in the last 8 years.
You know, I’m honestly not sure. I’d like something a little smaller than the Deep State. Something that fits in a pocket easily so I won’t look like I’m carrying around a baseball, but that still plays well and can do some of the stuff the bigger ones can.
Ehhh I would not recommend the heist to anyone who isn’t at least at intermediate skill level. Feel kinda strongly about that, too. The SUPER tiny yo-yos (made of steel, brass, etc) are very much an acquired taste and on top of that they require a solid skill baseline.
The 66% yo-yos are great if you want something really small, but yo-yos that size come with a bit of a learning curve. I would say the same for the Executive too - Great yo-yo, but takes some time to get used to a yo-yo that size.
Top of my list for slightly smaller yo-yos would be the Pickaxe:
Also take a look at the One Drop Parlay, Radical Seas Siren V2, Recess Snack, & TopYo Photon. If you want to go more high end then check out the Yoyorec Sputnik, Something Slasher, & Turning Point RT.