I don’t know. I don’t have anything in mind. A PGM is around $30. It is plastic and has hubstacks. As I stated before, I bought it because it was a cost-effective example of a yoyo with hubstacks, so material was not a concern and YYF makes really good plastic yoyos. Plus I got it used so that helped on the price break.
What else do you have currently besides the DM2, if you have anything besides the DM2?
Here’s my honest thoughts:
I don’t really have an issue for or against hubstacks. Novelty or not, they serve a purpose. But, unless you’re looking for a new challenge, or something new to experience as far as variations of play, I’d say skip hubstacks for now and look towards getting a metal yoyo and ignore hubstacks for the time being. This does two things for you. First, it opens way up what is available to you and second, it may help you spend less.
The next bit of information is how much are you allocating to spend? Does this budget include accessory items such as strings, lube(if needed) and replacement response pads/rings/stickers(as applicable) or flowable silicone(chances are you can get this at an auto parts store)? Also, does your budget include shipping, which is an often over-looked item that needs to be accounted for.
More information is always a good thing. People often want to know what you like or dislike about your yoyos in order to help steer you do something else. In my case, I have many yoyos in many different shapes and I enjoy all of them, just some I have preferences for.