Just got a beat up Gnarwal. Wow. I mean, like seriously. And I have a DM2 and I love it, but this Gnarwal, it’s gnarly! Smooth as glass, it seem to self correct if my throw is a little off.
HOWEVER, call me stubborn, but I still like my DM2 better. Why? Well it just feels better in my hand. I like the size better. Weight is a wash in my opinion. I just like the feeling of the DM2 better. Then again, sometimes habits are hard to break. I might just have to put the DM2 down and say “no” to it for a week or more just to get some perspective.
I’ve also recently gotten some other great throws. A Code 1, which I like because of the size, as it’s closer to the DM2 in those regards but performs much different, which will take some getting used to. I also scored a mint Markmont Next, which feels great and I think could grow on me. Smaller than the DM2 but feels great in the hand. Also picked up a TFL Delorean, which is a beefcaked model. That sucker feels like it could just spin for days. I also got a Half & Half, which I feel doesn’t compare, but is a decent throw and shaped like the Markmont Next and with similar weight and dimensions.
I have other cool goodies on the way from YYE as soon as the last item arrives. I’m also closing a deal in a BVM.
Still I like the over-sized DM2. It feels better in my hand. I like the weight. It’s not too heavy and it’s not too big. However, too much weight in a smaller throw will make it heavy. I think some of it is tied to perception. My Mighty Flea feels heavy since that’s a lot of weight in a very small space, and my Aoda Little Guy feels a lot lighter despite it being heavier and larger. And I don’t have particularly large hands.
However, it all comes down to personal preference. You’re gonna need to buy something to try something, unless you can borrow something. Better comes down to what is “better” to you. That’s all that matters. Price is irrelevant.