I purchased a Dark Magic II a few months ago thanks to all the positive reviews I saw around the Internet. I was hoping to upgrade from my Yomega Maverick and jumpstart my throw collection. Unfortunately, I wasn’t happy with the DM2 from the start (as compared to my Maverick). The plastic felt cheap, the caps were gimmicky, and it spun loudly on the string. I decided to still give it a fair chance, so I put it through the paces for a few weeks. Here I am, well into the future, to confess that the Dark Magic II is not the throw for me, and I need to figure out why.
That’s where you veterans come in.
I can only compare the DM2 to my one other throw — the Maverick. Now, I’m not sure if it’s even fair to compare plastic to metal, but I’ve got nothing else to go on. Besides my superficial issues with construction, the DM2 spins louder than the Maverick and doesn’t feel as heavy at the end of the string. For instance, the Maverick really flies up and onto the string, and the DM2 doesn’t give me the same tactile response… is this what “floaty” means? However, the specs for both are extremely close at only .3g difference in weight.
My questions to you:
- Are these just the qualities of a plastic yoyo?
- Does that .3g really make all the difference?
- Is it perhaps the weight distribution that makes it so different?
I’m putting this out there to hopefully get some feedback to better educate myself about different throws and their qualities. I also want to be really happy with my next purchase (can you blame me?), so if you can think of anything similar to the Maverick (the YYF DV888 maybe? The CLYW Avalache is close as well but out of my price-range right now), I’d be truly grateful.
tl;dr: I love my Yomega Maverick and hate my YYJ Dark Magic II; what makes them so different and what’s a moderately priced throw that I may like?