Velocity or Classic


#1

Another of my friends (not the one mentioned in my One Drop topic) recently bought his first yoyo, a Duncan Reflex. He can sleep it pretty well and straight now, and wants to buy a better yoyo. Which do you think is better?


#2

PSG is better than both.


#3

Is the PSG responsive? He doesn’t know how to bind yet.


#4

Comes slightly responsive. He’s not gonna learn to bind on a responsive yoyo. Get a cheap unresponsive yoyo like a PSG and you can learn to bind in a day.


#5

Of the two you mentioned I would have to say the classic.

I just picked one up for my son and it is responsive out of the box. Once he has some confidence under his belt I am going to switch the bearing for a 10-Ball and silicone the response. then I will teach him how to bind.


#6

I’d take the Classic. It’s responsive out of the box but when your friend’s ready to learn how to bind, it’s just a matter of swapping out the bearing for a full C size. You don’t even have to change the o-rings for silicone.

Yuki


#7

Let me rephrase the question:
What do you think is the best beginner yoyo under ~$20?


#8

Classic.

Better weight than the ONE, fewer parts than the Velocity.

Ready to upgrade? Easier to get the bearing out and swap it. YYJZ Speed bearing is $6.99

Don’t like the response? Silicone it or use YYJ Pads: $3 if in stock. Silicone can cost up to $7, lasts a long time, can do dozens of yoyos.

Larger than a ONE. Better catch zone than the ONE. The increased weight gives better spin times. The increased size I’ve found also lends to better stability.

Works darn good and is upgradable.


#9

YYF pads fit in perfectly as well and they always seem to be in stock.

Yuki