yoyo for my friend


#1

so,my friend came over the other day and looked interested in yoyoing,I let him use a F.A.S.T. 201 and taught him jamacan flag,and eifel tower,he was really exited and wanted a yoyo for himself,the next day him and his little brother came over with two speed bettles from toys r us.now his brother also wanted a yoyo, now david( the big brother) wanted to get into string tricks while rickie( the little brother) was still learning picture tricks,we figured out what david wanted ,a legacy, but we dont know what rickie wanted.he cant bind yet but he will figure it out,we are really tight on money and had to sell chocolate to raise enough,so we cant spent over 20 dollars on a yoyo.we dont know what to get him.
help appreciated!


#2

Okay, depending on what skill level they are, here is a copy and paste from my guide:

Buying Guide:
First timer? Learning to throw? Can you already throw, and are just working on tricks? Are you advanced and ready for the next step? Or are you an expert, and just want to see the choices for you? Check this out!

First Thrower:
There are several good yoyos out there. First of all, you will want to learn how to get a good throw, and sleeper. This yoyo is right for you. It can give you god control of the yoyo, and will teach you how to throw: http://yoyonation.com/product.php?productid=16165&cat=0&page=1

I have a good throw - What next?
At this point, there are several good yoyos out there for you. Most people will recommend the YoYoJam Plastic yoyos, and that is a great start for you! Here they are:

The YoYoJam Kickside: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/kickside/

The YoYoJam Lyn Fury: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/lyn-fury/

The YoYoJam Journey: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/journey/

And possibly the best choice, and one of the best beginner yoyos of all time, and one heck of an advanced player as well, The YoYoFacory Velocity: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/velocity/

I am more advanced, and I feel I need something more:

In this case, there are several yoyos for you. If you want an upgrade, YoYoJam Bi-Metals are for you! Check out some of the great yoyos here:

First, the very popular YoYoJam Dark Magic: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/dark-magic/

Next, the YoYoJam Hitman: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/hitman/

Up after that, a good precedent to the Speedmaker, the YoYoJam Speeder!: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/speeder/

A great yoyo designed by Johnnie Delvalle, the YoYoJam X-Convict: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/x-convict/

Like small yoyos? Try the YoYoJam Mini-Motu: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/mini-motu/

However, there is also a variety of high-quality plastic yoyos NOTE these plastic yoyos will require a bind return to get it back to your hand, as do the Bi-Metal YoYoJams after time.

The YoYoFactory Plastic Grind Machine: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/grind-machine/

The YoYoJam Legacy: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/legacy/

These yoyos are really all you need. You may want a metal, and that is okay, but these yoyos can preform the same tricks.

Remember, a metal yoyo won’t make you a better player. Still, if you want to buy them, look below:


Well, I want to look into buying metals. What now?

Well, there are several good all-metal YoYo Manufacturers out there. I feel it is out of my duty to pick the yoyos for you, so I will simply name some good yoyo companies that make great all-metal yoyos.

YoYoJam
Caribou Lodge YoYoWorks (CLYW)

YoYoFactory
One-Drop
H-Spin
Iloveyoyos
Anti-To

There are several more, but those are the main companies that spring to mind.


#3

From Samad’s guide I would go with Lyn or Velocity because they are under your budget and will grow with him.