Well, I’m eyeballing the Duncan Barracuda or the Triumph as a potential “new throw” and I was wondering if it is really worth the extra money. I’d be upgrading from a pretty well worked in and used Duncan Torque.
Another question I have about this subject, is the other half of the mystery to me. What is the difference between the Yo-Yo’s?
i.e. - Where exactly is the price justification between a $45 Torque and a $120 Triumph. There is a $75 price difference. I am interested to know where that money goes to? Does it go towards supporting the Pro behind the model, the R&D, better manufacturing materials, better design, better weight? WHAT? I am curious because I could just get a Strix and another Torque plus a NSK Golden Bearing and a 100 Kitty Strings for about the price of 1 Triumph. All together, that is 2 Yo-Yo’s, 3 Bearings, and One Hundred and Two Strings versus 1 Yo-Yo, 1 Bearing, and 1 String.
And…If you take your thinking a step further…You realize you’re getting the same Response System and Bearing in the Triumph as you are getting in either the Strix or the Torque. I am not saying that is bad because it’s definitely not BUT the ONLY difference left to explain the higher costs is that the $75 could be potentially going towards a better Body Design of the Yo-Yo it’s self. Do these Higher Priced Throws use better Aluminum or something?