Did a blog post; just wanted to talk about this rising trend of ‘tell me what to get’. http://themikemonty.com/which-is-better/
I read the title and thought “Oh Gawd, Not you too!” lol
Haha! That’s awesome.
Great ‘rant’ Mike. I hope it can help clear the forums a bit. I really wish I had somebody around that I could share different types of yo-yo’s with. It would make it so much easier on my wallet, since I’m still kind of looking for that type of yoyo that sticks with me ::). Keep up the good work man.
Most likely the ones asking these question will never see your rant, or any other rant regarding the issue until it’s too late. I hope you feel better now, though.
While I agree that going to a forum and asking “Which is better” is wrong and that practice/skill will make a huge difference. I can’t agree with the “just try it” theory on the premise that the thought of ordering a 50-150 dollar yoyo just to try it makes my wallet hurt. lol (Though if there was a store around here that carried yoyo’s it would make things a lot simpler).
I think one reason for the “Which is better/What should I get” threads is a lack of research from the individual.
- Check out the reviews on the yo-yo you are considering. (I feel that this is the main reason many yo-yo manufactures send them to be reviewed.) - Compare the specs to a yoyo you currently own. This will give you a good idea of what to expect from the yoyo.- If you can’t find the specific information on a particular yoyo, ask someone who owns one. (Many of the reviewers are glad to answer questions as well, but be patient while awaiting their answer)
Personally, I research different yoyos for weeks before coming to a decision.