What is the difference in size between the Bearing King and the Imperial?


#1

I picked up a Duncan Imperial a couple days ago and I’ve been using it to learn how to throw, but I already feel like I want to move to something with more weight and maybe a bearing tip. I’ve been looking at the Bearing King, but I’m curious about what the size difference is between the two. Also I’m interested in any suggestions on a good top for a beginner other than the Bearing King.

Thanks


#2

The BK is substantially bigger and more solid feeling than the imperial.
I really like the BK’s, but they need to be modified some to be playable.
Hard for me to say, as a big Duncan fanboy, but I would suggest you go to the YYF section here and get an elec-trick, they are great tops for the money and ready to rock right out of the box.


#3

Thank you for the reply! That’s good to know about the BK as the light weight of the Imperial has definitely been the source of a lot of frustration for me. I was eyeing those YYF tops and will take your suggestion as I looked into some of the modifications you’re talking about and I think that would probably be a better starter for me.

EDIT: I’ve gotten to the point of being able to throw into a target and sky rocket onto my palm. Still working on the scoop and the boomerang but I get the feeling I’ll have a better go at those with a bit of a bigger and heavier top. I think I like tops more than yoyos.


#4

As said, bearing king is bigger and heavier, and plays a ton better than the imperial, but I think the yoyofactory tops are better overall. If you really want a good big top look into the spintastics trompo grande bearing. Very big top and super fun. It’s only like 5 more bucks than the bearing king.


#5

Thanks for that spintastics recommendation. I wasn’t even looking closely at those and didn’t realize the Grande was so much bigger. I will definitely be picking that up at some point.

Daggum spin tops own.


#6

Yep, I usually forget how big it is until I go back to the bearing king or the ripcord. I also love the short circuit (small and easy to carry).


#7

I’m currently just waiting until I’ve got some extra money so I can pick up the Elec-Trick and start learning bearing tricks. I’ve shattered one Imperial and the other one’s tip is nearly flat from playing on concrete so probably should buy a new top sooner than later, lol.


#8

If you do decide to get the bearing king make sure to tape it.


#9

Decided to go ahead and treat myself since my birthday is coming up and bought both the yyf tops. I have been digging fixed tip even with the imperial so now I will have two different size tops that can do both.