And who do you think has the most fanatical customer base?
I’ve been around for 60 years and in that time I don’t think that I have ever seen a micro industry with so many good companies run by good people. It is one thing that makes yo-yo fun and interesting. Every time I start to spend some money it seems like there are a dozen worthy companies vying for my money, and I like them all. But everyone has favorites, as do I. What is your favorite brand/company, and who do you think has the most loyal customer base?
My favorite is One Drop. Made in America is important to me, but they also produce good products with unique variety. You can go middle of the road, do everything well yo-yos like Rev 1 or VTWO, or you can go for something a little “out there” like Fat Tire or 1to1. I started to collect One Drop yo-yos but if they keep up their recent pace of a new yo-yo every month I’m going to have to back off.
My vote for most loyal customer base goes to GSquared. I sometimes think they could tie strings on donuts and their customers would be waiting for the drop. (Get it? Drop. … Donut drop? … As in customers waiting at their favorite donut shop for them to drop in a fresh batch so……) Oh, never mind. I’m getting old. Most of you have probably never been to a donut shop. Anyway, just a hint of a new yo-yo seems to have G2 fans rushing to the web site trying to grab one before they are gone.