What’s your favorite plastic yo? Mine is the Speedaholic XX due to how fast it plays. Can push it as fast as I want.
The old Yeti for me.
It is the same size and weight as all my favorite monometals, and performs just as well. Most plastics in its price range are just too big and bulky. The Dove is about as perfect as a premium plastic can get, IMO.
I honestly don’t have one anymore. I loved the old Yeti though. And a well modded FHZ
000 (Triple Zero) by Luftwerk
Freehand One. It’s like the perfect beginner yoyo, and as a more skilled player it forces your execution to be cleaner. So it’s both a great learning and practice tool. They’re also just fun to play, with a nostalgic feel.
Metals are pretty much always going to be better than plastics in terms of performance, so I feel like the FH1 hits a great niche by not trying to compete with metals. It’s not trying to compete with metals, instead it’s just offering a small bearing high walled organic to let you play with the tools the oldschool players worked with. It still spins for long enough that you should be able to hit the vast majority of your tricks on it, and if you can’t, that’s a skill issue on your end.
I don’t think I can choose. I love plastic yoyos for some reason.
duncan butterfly for responsive play. i always have one or two on me lately.
for unresponsive, I like too many to pick one.
doc pop bolt and bolt 2
duncan fh1 with bearing spacers and concave bearing.
rain city sk8r
luftwerk plastic 000
throw revolution neo with a full size c bearing.
Fixed axle: New Butterfly
Responsive: YYF Whip (I like the Freehand One as well, but it’s a little heavy)
Unresponsive: Recess First Base (or other Jeffrey Pang design of your choice)
P Fulvia for modern performance
Protostar and Rally if we’re talking classics
FH1 for fun
BoltXP or Butterfly (still on the previous mold).
My current favorite plastic is the Doc Pop Thing for Modern Responsive.
Been playing the YYF Arrow unresponsive lately.
This is subject to change once new plastics are acquired.
For fixies at the moment, it has to be either a Duncan Pro-Yo or the Kasm.
For unresponsive it’s hard to beat the 000, but I do like the Skyva and iCEBERG a lot.
Responsive I’d probably go with the Doc Pop Thing or FH1.
FH1 or Sphere.
Old School you could say FHZ, Throw Monkey, Squirrel, FH1, Panda.
First Base, Speedaholic XX, Skyva, and Fulvia/000