I’m kind of amused when I see postings in the buy-sell-trade section that claim offers of “cheap” yoyos that end up being $60.00-$70.00 or even more for used yoyos. Granted, you’re not going to get something for nothing but what are the best all-metal yoyos that can be had brand-new for less than $50.00? (I already have the DV888 whose current sale price brings it below $50.00 so I’ll take that one out of the equation.)
The ones that I’m aware of: (please comment on any others that you know of)
Duncan Metal Zero
(Please, no knee-jerk Yomega haters comments. If you haven’t thrown it, don’t condemn it.) I like undersized yoyos like the DV888 and Lyn Fury (but wouldn’t rule out bigger) , similar weight (63-69 grams) , intended for 1A style string tricks. Flexibility is a big plus such as a recess deep enough to silicone if I didn’t want to have to deal with stickers. Also, stability is a nice factor, i.e. a yoyo that is more forgiving on less than perfect throws or if you don’t exactly nail the strings. (I’ve pretty much ruled out the metal Zero) Spending a lot on metals isn’t a big issue for a lot of you, but even $50.00 is a lot for me when it comes to yoyos.