YoYo for a beginner?

What would be the best YoYo for a beginner (me.) I can do all the basic stuff like sleeper walk the dog around the world. etc. My current yo-yo I guess is a little outdated and scractched up. I am looking to spend 50 bucks tops on a YoYo. Any ideas or suggestions?

My current yoyo


So yeah, any help would be much appreciated.
(Woot my first post)


basically, the best begginer yoyo is a velocity, it can be adjusted to be responsive, and when you get better you can tune it down to unresponsive It also will spin a long time and is very durable.

good luck


Great, however its sold out, any more suggestions?

ok I dont think the velocitiy is the best begginner yoyo
I agree its very good but I would sugjest a kickside: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/kickside

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The kickside is my first string yoyo and its great for just starting out…
Also if your looking for a looping the sunset trajectory: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/sunset-trajectory/ Its really smooth and easy for looping tricks…

Also their both only $14

Everybody say a Velocity or DM is a good beginner’s yo-yo. I also heard the Lyn Fury is good too. Just get what sounds like the best yo-yo for you, suggestions are great but I say get what your heart or gut tells you.

Well, the mob is going to tell you to go with a Velocity. And it’s good advice.  :wink:

The Velo is a phenomenal starter yo. It will take you from the very basics right up to the Expert stuff on just one yo. You can’t go wrong with this one.

On the other hand…

There’s always stuff like the Kickside, Lyn Fury, or Dark Magic. These are all great yos as well, and you might like the body style they all have a little better than the Velocity. Of course, you’re going to have to learn to bind to get them back to your hand once they’ve “broken in” properly, but this is one of the first skills you should be working on right along with a strong sleeper.

It’s your call to make, and you’ll enjoy any of them.

Protip: Some people will steer a beginner away from the Dark Magic. I won’t. I think if you’re dedicated enough to sit down for an afternoon and get a fairly good and straight sleeper, and then get your bind down pat, you’ll have no regrets at all about buying a DM. Plus, you’ll not be looking for an upgrade anytime soon. I say the same thing about the Lyn Fury, though, so take this with a grain of salt.  ;D

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, another aspect I forgot to talk about was that this YoYo might have to last me a while. I think I am going to go with the velocity as that is where you guys are steering me, does anyone know any sites selling them

Hmm, I’ve never played a YoYoJam Journey but I guess it is supposed to be a great beginners yoyo. You would probably like the extra response from the dual o-rings and when you get better, you can always mod it with flowable silicone for less response.

You can get a YoYoFactory Velocity at these stores (I’m sure there are more, though):

They have very limited color choices right now.

What yoyo do you own?
Personally, I didn’t choose a velocity when I was getting my yoyo. I just ordered the DM. The velocity has more vibration according to others, and starbursts are not my favorite response, they tear the string, and come up with a snappy jerk like feel, not smooth like my Panda. I’ve attached a couple reviews I’ve found on the internet.

This is just what I’ve heard, since I do not own one myself, but I have been searching like you have.

Velocity review

Velocity vs. Lyn Fury

Dark Magic Reviews

Kickside Review


If you want the yoyo to last a while, I would recommend a DM. A velocity is nice, but you’ll advance past it pretty quick. Whatever you choose, good luck and welcome to YYE! :slight_smile:

It is true that the Dark Magic is good. However, if you don’t know how to bind, that should be your first trick to learn when you get it. For you, I would go with the Velocity.

Whoops, I was so busy with the links I forgot about your other questions. The velocity will last you pretty long, as well as the lyn fury and kickside. However, for some reason, the only one (correct me here) taken to most contests in the $40 range is the Dark Magic, and Speeder

True the DM and Speeder is a favorite among many yo-yoers. Still alot of pros use YoyoFactory such as g5 or 888. The first timers enjoy having yo-yos such as LF or Legacy as their weapon of choice. The M1 is a choice for the pros that love all metals.

My beginner friend go with the LF, Kickside, or DM. I personally say Velocity because of the adjustable starburst and the fact that it will literally grow with you. (This is just a recommendation, i never thrown a velocity but most of the time my assumptions that are based on describtions from the store usually end up being true)

Welcome to YoyoExpert, you’ll be a master in no time.

~Spin On!!

my velocity is my only 1a yoyo but is great except for the fact the im having a hard time binding with it

Right now I am thinking about buying both the lyn and the velocity as they arent that expensive? Do you guys think this will work out or should I only buy one of them.

I seriously have no idea. But I would say, if you like them, then just go with them. We all started someplace with some yoyo.

Well, I orderd the velocity (premium i guess? http://www.yoyoloco.com/veprbyyo.html)

So how does the F.A.S.T. System work? Is there tutorial on it somewhere?

There are dials on the side. If you look at the photos, you will see something around the core, you can spin that. When you spin it counter clockwise, it will become less responsive, and vice versa. Thats how to response dials work.