When I’m learning new tricks and smoothing out recently learned tricks, I like to use my Protostar. It’s stable and long spinning, which is good for when I’m pausing in between steps. And since it’s plastic, it doesn’t grind well. So if I touch it at all during play, it kills the spin, helping me to remember to not touch it and ultimately improving any chopsticks or tight, technical tricks by a great margin. Plus, it’s full sized, so I’ll learn to open up string formations a lot more and make tricks easier when I switch to a smaller yo-yo.
Is there anybody else who thinks about these things? Do you have a certain yo-yo or yo-yos that you like to use when you learn new tricks? Discuss.