one thing that I’d say is that their quality standard on their plastics does seem to be degenerating. Their metal rimmed models were once considered high end, and are the premium in the industry until after 2008-09.
My LynFury from 2005, OG speeder and DM from 2006 have all been dinged maybe a hundred times each, with numerous cracks on the bearing seats, hubs and rims, but they still hold dead smooth with any kind of bearings and/or spacers. On the contrary, both my phenomizms and speeder2s came stock with vibe, and although they can be tuned to a degree by luck, the vibe comes back worsened every time after another ding, or even a snap hit on the hand.
I wont even say a thing of they switch to precision machining and/or delrin and double their prices, since Im already buying 2 of each models just hoping that they last as long as a metal and that Id have a better chance getting one without vibe.
Cmon YYJ just because your bimetal models now arent the most illustrious to the eyes, does not mean that you are allowed to screw up these once still amazing designs and throw dem pearls in front of the lowest end market. Just freaking make the stock gap width above 4.3mm and stop dem vibes. (See im not buttmad I didnt even ask for a KK) You’re not Yomega and your bimetal thing is not raider or fireball.