I recently got a few friends interested in yoyoing and I’m not really up to date with the latest yoyos so I was wondering what the best beginner yoyo is that can also be adjusted to become unresponsive as the player progresses. I might also create a poll once I get a couple of suggestions. Thanks
Classic’s great. Personally i think some people are misled sometimes by other people saying semi-useless-as-soon-as-you-become-better yoyos are good for beginners… get the classic or some other $10 plastic yoyo… when you get better replace the bearing
I’d be interested in people’s opinions, too Your poll should include YYJ Classic, YYF One, YYF Fast 201, YYF OneStar and maybe some more.
Thanks for all the suggestions. Last time I was up to date, the Classic, One and Flipside were probably the best for beginners. I will probably make a poll when I wake up tomorrow morning since it’s almost midnight here in Scotland ;D
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If you can’t find a modded FHZ with response grooves that would be great for a starter. I do some really advanced stuff and I still play with mine
the classic is amazing. so is the velocity, because of the “speed dial” it allows you to go from responsive to unresponsive play. when I get people into yo-yoing, I always tell them to get a velocity.
Definitely the Velocity. It really takes time getting to know the ins-and-outs of a yoyo, like what a bearing and response pads are, and I don’t think that would attract beginners. I think the only correct time for that is when they transition from beginner to intermediate, when they find yoyo-ing as a passion. But the Velocity takes that all away and with a turn of the switch, it goes from responsive to unresponsive play!
I’ve been using my velocity since I was a beginner and I still sometimes use it
I’m very happy with my YYJ Classic. I would recommend it.
as one who is barely past the beginner stage, i second (or third) the vote for the Velocity. it can be as responsive as you want to 99% unresponsive. feels good too with just enough weight to have a solid feel. i just picked up a pro-z too; i believe it could also be a good beginner yo. doesn’t have the adjustability of the velocity but it does come with a set of “mod” plates that you can use to make it somewhat unresponsive. not bad for $8. i saw the Velocity today for about $15. seems like a bargain to me. i’m sure there are others but those are the ones i have experience with that fall in the beginner category.
Classic and flipside seem like the best. The one is just too light.
I wish I had started with a classic. It would have made my life way easier.
Classic is my favorite beginner responsive and speedaholic is my favorite starting unresponsive yoyo
definitely the classic now if your willing to spend a little money a legacy 3 might be a good option.
All of the above (I think classic or velocity) but don’t get the fast201. It’ll break in a week, and it feels too cheap.
Thanks for all the replies, I’m going to make a poll now just to make sure. It can be found here: http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,73614.0.html
This was the original thread in case you’re wondering: http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,73599.0.html