Which is more similar to the Hatrick?

Which is more similar (play-wise, now specs) to the Hatrick, the Protostar or the Northstar?

I like 5a but I can’t stand dinging my BA Hatrick with my favorite dice. I absolutely love the hatrick but I currently do not have the money to buy a second one for 5a.

Oh, and which is better for 5a?(Proto or North?) Any help would be appreciated. :slight_smile:

IMHO protostar.

The protostar is a very floaty yoyo like the hatrick.

Also the protostar is more angled towards the bearing seat allowing the string to simply fall in when playing 5a.

Hope this helps ???

I agree but how about trying a bouncy ball counterweight. ???