You know what is so funny about this back and forth? That was my first CAR!!!
LOL seriously? That’s great!
I usually give away yo-yos I don’t like, but I was so bummed out by the velocity I actually threw it away because I felt it would be a negative to any beginner I gave it to.
Wow, I play with mine a lot, or with one of the ones my boys have. I don’t play with them unresponsive so much, though I still find that fun.
As a responsive, I love it. You can dial it right into the perfect response without using lube. I’m able to get it to do STM, and stalls; while still being able to handle enough layers to do tricks like Mach 5.
I admit that I haven’t tried a Velocity. But I was kinda “meh” on the older version, the Speed Dial. That said, I’ve taught a few people to throw a basic sleeper using it. Still, I’m not sure it’s what I’m looking for on this particular “photogeek buys himself a gift” mission.
I would have used the El Camino here instead of the Brat. While both could be argued as useless mashups of two things that were fine on their own, I think the Brat had a oddball style to it that makes it a much more fun story. T-tops, rear seats welded into the bed, available turbo, 4x4 (which was unusual for a “truck” at the time), and even a spring loaded “step” to help getting into the bed. Something that would be copied decades later by domestic trucks (though at the rear).
Well I love the SpeedDial for responsive as well, so my tastes may not be in line with yours. I did modify mine: Speed Dial Response Mod
I have a Velocity but I don’t use it and unless a new thrower begged me for it I wouldn’t give it to them because I have cheaper ones that are much better to give them that pack a lot punch. I recently pulled it out and dialed it to pro but I just don’t get out of it what I want. That small bearing just doesn’t do it for me at my skill level. I totally believe some people can rock that thing and that’s great.
Maybe that “Big Fun” then. Then you can tell us all about it!
I can’t for the life of me see what is wrong with that vehicle…
So, to wrap this up, I went with the Diffusion. I figured for $15, couldn’t go wrong.
Was tempted by the Big Fun, but my lack of connection with Duncan plastics in the past made me hesitate. Looking forward to hearing other opinions on it when people start getting them into their hands. Because it LOOKS like it could be neat.
no one has mentioned c3yoyodesign speedholic yet. But always go for latest and best like sage,wedge,replay pro. Try researching speedholic.
Speedaholic is an excellent yoyo. Honestly, it was the first inexpensive yoyo that I remember thinking “Holy heck, how did this just cost $17?” (or whatever the price was on the first one). I was just staggered at how smooth a plastic yoyo could spin after throwing one. I thought about picking up the 2.0 version, but went in a different direction since I’ve still got the original around here somewhere.
Great yoyo though.
wow, Speeholic has two versions. i did not know that. I also did not buy that because I like gentry stein reply pro. and gentry stein was performing well at worlds and nationals. and I like the plastic material on replay pro. from c3 I guess only one yoyo is good i.e krown but that is a metal yo-yo.
i think for money satisfaction buy replay pro. but always research and i have not tried wedge.Evan Nagao is also a good player. so i guess tie in replay pro and wedge.
I may be able to help with your question about the surge being able to take flowable. I haven’t tried it myself, but I believe the answer is yes. It uses the same silicone response rings as other late release YYJs.
I love the Surge. It’s a yoyo they designed with the idea of making a plastic with metal performance. You may remember that they had a video contest for people to send in freestyles to showcase what it could do. Like any plastic, the mass is a little more evenly distributed than in a metal, but it has enough heft to get through most combos without losing momentum. It’s organic, so it’s comfortable, but the step down from the response system makes it feel almost like an H shape and gives the impression of a massive gap (at least to me). Plus it comes stock with a speed bearing (which are normally $6 anyway). As such, I’m not sure that it would be as good to give to beginners unless you have a supply of slim bearings to go with it. I don’t remember if it came with one.
You also can’t go wrong with the Big Ben. It has a great distribution of weight and performs as well as most hybrids. It’s about the size of the Yeti 2, but a little narrower in profile and to me it’s a little more comfortable to throw than the Daydream. Plus the gap is adjustable and it uses o rings that can be changed to flowable silicone if desired, but I never felt the need. There was always enough room to make it unresponsive and the o rings last forever and can be replaced at your local hardware store for less than a dollar. Plus with the neon yellow polycarb one available at YYE, it probably would look sick under a blacklight.
Hope this helps!
You mean like the DV888? I hear it’s an awesome beginner yoyo at an unbeatable price point!
As an American, I can confidently say that America has awful taste in vehicles. Wagons, utes or anything else that could be considered both fun and practical (M5 Touring, etc) are shunned, but crossovers are worshipped. I don’t get it.
We Americans are largely divided into two vehicular camps today: either the camp of massive trucks/SUVs that take up one and a half parking spaces, or the camp of the cockroach of the road the Prius. We’ve utterly traded away style and performance for space or economy. Even here in Los Angeles where you’d think everyone would be more concerned with looking good and driving fast than taking up gobs of space or saving money at the pump. Go figure.