What yo-yo is recomended for me?


#1

Could someone recommend me a yo-yo, sorry if I seem picky I just want to get a good yo-yo. I am just going to state my preferences on the yo-yo, any help would be appreciated.

  1. I am willing to spend around $10.00 to $20.00 if it is only a tiny bit more or less it will be ok.
  2. I want to be able to do string tricks like braintwister, and be able to bind.
  3. I do not want to modify it.
  4. I want it to sleep longer than an unmodified Fast 201.
  5. I prefer not to have to replace the response, or maybe not as much as friction stickers.

(POLLO YOYO) #2

legacy is great it cost 22 dollars and a good yoyo with silicone response but you need to be able to bind and spin times are great i use to get around 1 min when i first got it


#3

I gues any of the YoYoJam plastics would be ok.

The Plastic grind machine is great as well, but might be too expensive.

The YoYoJam pastics will star responsive, but break in, and the responce lasts about forever, and you could get O-Rings in a hardware store if they ware out.

If you don’t want responsiveness out of the box, try the Velocity or Legacy, they are both great yoyos.

So the list:

KickSide
Lyn Fury
Speed Maker
Journey (I don’t really reccomend this one)
Velocity
Legacy

It is up to you, flip coins in a cool way to choose between 6, or just get the one that looks the coolest


(POLLO YOYO) #4

i totally agree with you but when he gets better he is gonna want an unreponsive yoyo with good spin times and the legacy can get you far it got me to expert part 2 and a little bit of master


(JM) #5

I recommend a Lyn Fury. It’s well within your price range and it’s exactly what you want it to be. It is great for beginning string tricks and learning how to bind. Not to mention that it’s double o-ring response lasts FOREVER! You can even buy a few extra packs of string and stay in your budget.


#6

Any of those are good options. I personally like the Journey and I can use it for several master level tricks. Also, if you can find somebody selling a Spinfaktor HG on the BST’s, I would highly highly recommend that. It’s very durable and relatively cheap, but it can still take you very very far in yoyoing.


#7

I think you should wait for Die Nasty.


(SR) #8

Legacy, PGM, Velocity. Those would be mine.


#9

If you can buy off of the BST…

You should definitely get an Unstacked PGM.
It outperforms the Stacked version and is currently one of my favorite throws.

If you can’t buy off of the BST…

I would recommend a Lyn Fury and some strings.
This is a great yoyo and you can even replace the O-Rings with Flowable Silicone if you don’t like them.


#10

I would say buy a Lyn Fury. It plays very well, and it’s a good 5A yoyo! When you feel it is too responsive for you, just add silicone o-rings or flowable silicone.


#11

I prefer my Kickside over my Lyn Fury. I’m not a big fan of a hybrid response but it binds tight and once broken in (2-3 days if you throw it a lot) it becomes unresponsive. You can’t go wrong with either though.


#12

try a legacy yoyo by yoyojam its a plastic version of the dark magic


#13

i would go with the lyn fury. it is a great beginner yoyo and will take you very far.


#14

I recomend a plastic grind machine but its thirty +shipping. but if thats too much money i guess a good begginer and intermediate yoyo would be a shinwoo phantom. its 10 +shipping but its responsive.so i guess best a freehand.ok bye


(Yo!It'sMatt) #15

A PGM is a great throw! I learned to bind with it and it got me to more advanced tricks.


(Mitch) #16

I say legacy… If you can bind then you can throw a legacy…

You wont be able to do some tricks like pop the clutch and stop and go but you can go pretty far…
The Legacy is one of my favorite throws… I can do skin the gerbil and what not… I have great spin times and I’ve never had to mod it… I havn’t even cleaned the bearing… Its stock and such a great player…

Its $22.50 and $27.50 after the $5 shipping… So its a little over your budget but so worth it…


#17

But you have to replace the response for the PGM.
Anyway, here is a buying guide I made to help you with your entire first purchase:
Buying Guide:
First timer? Learning to throw? Can you already throw, and are just working on tricks? Are you advanced and ready for the next step? Or are you an expert, and just want to see the choices for you? Check this out!

First Thrower:
There are several good yoyos out there. First of all, you will want to learn how to get a good throw, and sleeper. This yoyo is right for you. It can give you god control of the yoyo, and will teach you how to throw: http://yoyonation.com/product.php?productid=16165&cat=0&page=1
http://www.yoyonation.com/skin1/images/thumbnails/t_16165_01.jpg

I have a good throw - What next?
At this point, there are several good yoyos out there for you. Most people will recommend the YoYoJam Plastic yoyos, and that is a great start for you! Here they are:

The YoYoJam Kickside: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/kickside/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/kickside/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

The YoYoJam Lyn Fury: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/lyn-fury/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/lyn-fury/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

The YoYoJam Journey: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/journey/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/journey/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

And possibly the best choice, and one of the best beginner yoyos of all time, and one heck of an advanced player as well, The YoYoFacory Velocity: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/velocity/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/velocity/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

I am more advanced, and I feel I need something more:

In this case, there are several yoyos for you. If you want an upgrade, YoYoJam Bi-Metals are for you! Check out some of the great yoyos here:

First, the very popular YoYoJam Dark Magic: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/dark-magic/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/dark-magic/dark-magic-small.jpg
Next, the YoYoJam Hitman: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/hitman/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/hitman/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

Up after that, a good precedent to the Speedmaker, the YoYoJam Speeder!: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/speeder/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/speeder/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

A great yoyo designed by Johnnie Delvalle, the YoYoJam X-Convict: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/x-convict/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/x-convict/yo-yo-thumb.jpg
Like small yoyos? Try the YoYoJam Mini-Motu: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/mini-motu/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/mini-motu/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

However, there is also a variety of high-quality plastic yoyos NOTE these plastic yoyos will require a bind return to get it back to your hand, as do the Bi-Metal YoYoJams after time.

The YoYoFactory Plastic Grind Machine: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/grind-machine/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/grind-machine/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

The YoYoJam Legacy: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/legacy/
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These yoyos are really all you need. You may want a metal, and that is okay, but these yoyos can preform the same tricks.

Remember, a metal yoyo won’t make you a better player. Still, if you want to buy them, look below:


Well, I want to look into buying metals. What now?

Well, there are several good all-metal YoYo Manufacturers out there. First, lets knock down the ones here at YoYoExpert. Remember, most metal yoyos will be more expensive than the other ones, simply because of their amazing quality.

YoYoFactory is a wonderful company that makes many high quality yoyos fit to the players preference.

This yoyo has been considered one of the best yoyos in the market today. The YoYoFactory 888 is still a leading yoyo in competitions as well: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/888/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/888/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

One of YoYoFactory’s earliest metals, the G5 is a high preforming large yoyo: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/g5/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/g5/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

Love the 888? Wish it came in full size? Well the DNA is aimed to please: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/dna/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/dna/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

A incredible fill-sized yoyo that was used to win the 2008 WYYC, and took YoYoFactory a year to perfect, the SuperStar is ready to preform: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/superstar/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/superstar/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

Made for speed, the Skyline will blow you away!
http://www.yoyonation.com/skin1/images/thumbnails/t_16789.jpg

Swiss YoYo Goodness!!!
H-Spin yoyos are also amazing yoyos, and are made in Switzerland.

The CUT: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/hspin/cut/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/hspin/cut/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/hspin/cut/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

The Pyro Light: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/hspin/pyro-light/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/hspin/pyro-light/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

The Good&Evil: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/hspin/good-and-evil/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/hspin/good-and-evil/yo-yo-thumb.jpg
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And we can’t forget YoYoJam!

The Axiom: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/axiom/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/axiom/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

The Meteor: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/meteor/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/meteor/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

Darn…I wanted a metal that didn’t destroy my wallet. Oh, where could I find such a thing?
Don’t worry - We got ya’ covered 8)

YoYoFactory Made a new line of metal yoyos called the FundaMETAL line, a series of high preforming metal yoyos that did not break your bank.

Witness the first yoyo for this line, the Dv888! http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/dv888/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/dv888/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

The Hectic (Available in both small, and large bearings): http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/hectic/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/hectic/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

And now the affordable version of the Catch 22, the Frantic: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/frantic/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/frantic/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

There is also the One-Drop M1 as well.
Anyway, listing links and pictures to all the metal yoyo manufactures would be very tedious, so here is a list of the first that spring to mind:

YoYoJam
Caribou Lodge YoYo Works (CLYW)
YoYoFactory
One-Drop
H-Spin
IloveYoYo (ILYY)
Anti-Yo
SPYY
Strings, Lube, and Bearings

Don’t forget - You will always need string. Usually, there are many different varieties of string. You will first notice about the string is the material. In most occasions, cotton will be a horrible choice for you because it breaks easily and doesn’t last as long. We recommend you use either 100% Polyester Strings, or 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester string. They last longer, and are better for doing the new style of complex string tricks shown here at YoYoExpert. If you want to buy string, check here: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/expert/string/
Lube is not as needed, but is a good edition to have. If you want professional YoYo Lube, try some YoYoJam lube. If you want less response on your yoyo, use Thin Lube, however if you want more response, use Thick Lube.

Thin Lube: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/thin-lube/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/thin-lube/yo-yo-thumb.jpg
Thick Lube: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/thick-lube/
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Here is a video to show you how to apply luberication to your yoyo bearing: http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/410-maintenance-lube.html

Bearings:

For your YoYoJam YoYos: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/bearings/index.php
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SPEC bearings: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/bearings/index.php
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KonKave Bearings: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/dif-e-yo/konkave-bearing/
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You are all set to make your first purchase!


(Gorrilla_YO) #18

Nice Post SAMAD :o …very informative

Anyways i recommend:

-YYJ Kickside or Lyn Fury or Legacy or even the Journey yoyo
-YYF velocity, PGMv2 (learn how to blind first)
-Duncan FHZ

All these yoyos are good for the 10 to 30 dollar range

hope this helped 8)


#19

I highly suggest the legacy, mine come unresponsive right out of the box, it plays great, nice psin times, and best of all, the price, you cant go wrong with this yoyo.


(J. Lev) #20

Get a Velocity by YoYoFactory. It is essentially, the ultimate beginner’s yoyo.