Many of those are not even available yet, but people will vote based on what they desire, not what they’ve experienced.
Me, I desire a Puffin 2. But anybody who asks for a recommendation, I always say Chief. How you gonna beat a Chief? Unless you’re NathanC, that is. But otherwise, the Chief is a fantastic yoyo!
What I recommend and what I play aren’t necessarily the same thing, though… I’d like to get a Chief, too, but what I really love is the Puffin. A yoyo hasn’t fit me this well since I got my first Punch Line.
Bvm2 is great and fits in your criteria. It is comfortable in the hand very smooth and super stable. It’s alittle more in the serious side “like when people say it’s a competition throw” but still loads of fun. It dosent play that fast but if pushed it can play how ever u want
It seems to me that the yoyoing landscape is littered with yoyos that play well beyond what the average Joe can put it through, even with a bit of experience under his belt. As far as I’m concerned the play differential between a $70 throw and a $120 throw is small. I’m sure this differential exists in most cases, but much if not all of my repertoire could be pulled off on a relatively cheap yoyo. For that reason I am willing to spend more serious money to buy throws that instill a greater sense of enjoyment in my play (which is a touch personal of course). For this reason I recommend the Canvas. It’s just one of those yoyos that makes throwing a small piece of aluminum towards the ground really really enjoyable and create a smile.
Now, I will answer your questions and reply to your replies.
Before I get one of the new ones, I would like to see a review. As for yoyos with colorways, I do not do that. I chose a yoyo that I know (or at least I am pretty sure) that I will like. Otherwise, there is no point in having one. After I decide which yoyo I want, then I find the coolest colorway.
That is definitely one that I am considering.
Trust me, by the time I have the money, they will be available.
I am really thinking about waiting on a Gnarhwal 2. I saw the SPECS on the CLYW website. It seems on the smaller side of yoyos that I like but the shape is what got me.
Then I will certainly consider a Puffin or Chief as well.
This is the one that I was mostly looking at. I will still take all other recommendations into consideration.
I am not sure I quite understand what you are trying to say here.
Out of the three you mentioned, I would prefer a Chief or Summit.
Like I said, by the time I have the money, they will be available. Out of these, I have been looking at the Gnarhwal 2.
slowyojoe is saying simply this: almost any yoyo in your price range that you pick up will do far more than most people will ever need it to do. That being the case, get a FUN yoyo, and to him, the Canvas is the one for the job! Performs great but is also just fun to throw.
I translated to Canadian, but then realized that since I didn’t use words like “labour” or “doughnut”, reference the metric system, or talk about the weather in centigrade, it would serve well enough for Americans as well!
I think the BST is your only way to find a Canvas these days: a run not too long ago (a few weeks) was touted as their last. However, I wouldn’t worry about it being used. I have purchased/traded many times on the BST and as long as you show a modicum of care, then you can find yoyos that are definitely as good as new. Canvas’ are relatively sought after (I myself am eternally on the hunt), but I’m sure you can find one if you are prepared to trade a decent throw or part with a reasonable amount of cash. It will be worth it, in my humble opinion.
As slowyojoe said, the Canvas is a retired CLYW. They generally seem to retain their value pretty well on the BST (I generally see them at $110+ for mint condition ones), though I’ve seen a couple in the $75-85 range with very light damage. If you’re a fan of organic highwall FHZ shapes then the Canvas could definitely be the yoyo for you. If you want a V shape competition throw then you will probably be disappointed