I’m considering a OD Yelets as my next throw, and am looking for advice or alternatives. I like my GenXs as a pocketable yo-yo, as portability is important to me. I’m looking at the Yelets as a little more powerful alternative, but still pocket friendly. What are the thoughts on this? Will it be noticeably better than the GenXs? Is the catch zone effectively narrower, even though they are the same width? I do very much like my three other One Drops (Sugar Glider, Terrarian, Deep State), both from a performance and company perspective.
Background: I’ve been throwing modern for about a year, and am not very good (working on Andre’s Advanced Part 1 tricks). I like improving, but I’m honestly more motivated just to play what I know than to practice and get better. I do a lot of playing while doing other stuff, like thinking at work, or watching my kids. A pocketable EDC yo-yo fits into this well. The narrow GenXs is challenging to me, but not so much to be problematic (because when I miss, I just try again).
I love my OD Sugar Glider, and to a lesser extent my Terrarian. I think I actually play a little better with my MYY Purple Line, but I have small hands and enjoy smaller yo-yos more. Again it’s very much an casual play over performance thing for me.