Over the last year and a half that I’ve been throwing I’ve been lucky enough to develop a nice collection of throws and try considerably more besides, thanks in large part to the BST. As part of developing my collection I’ve tried to pick up throws from new manufacturers because I believe that it is important to support such enterprises; much the same way that TotalArtist has been hugely supportive of young entrepreneurs on this site (although I’d never credit buying a few yoyos as highly as what TA has and continues to do). While existing and well established manufacturers also need support and loyalty, new minds bringing their unique trains of thought to development, in any field, can only ever be a good thing.
As a result, in the recent past I’ve had the opportunity to pick up two throws which I think offer the best value for money currently on the market and they are the 2sickyoyos Gambit (7075) and the Inertia in Motion Inverse. Thankfully both of these are going to be turned from prototype runs in to fully fledged production-run yoyos, and I urge everyone reading this to consider picking one up. Both of these throws are made from 7075 Aluminum, both are superbly well designed, balanced and machined, and both would happily compare with [insert your favorite manufacturer] yoyos. Both of these will retail around $100 depending on options.
I have written reviews of both of these yoyos but I know that some people feel that yoyo reviews aren’t worth the internet paper they’re written on, and so I wanted to post this to draw attention to how strongly I believe these are superb throws, worthy of your time and money.
Hopefully this post will serve as a point of discussion for the merits of some new manufacturers, and perhaps also of other throws that many of us may not have come across but which should be tried out.