Hey guys, I need your opinions.
I’m looking for a yoyo that can get me started with unresponsive yoyoing, up to intermediate tricks.
I don’t know how to bind yet, and my budget is under $20 (for the yoyo itself, I will be buying lube and string, etc)
The 3 I am looking at right now are:
Which one should I go for, or any other recommendations?
I believe the Sage is basically another store’s version of the OneStar. The OneStar is a fantastic yoyo for the price. The Velocity is nice, but, it has a lot of center weight. I hate to throw another option toward you, but, the ReplayPro is a fantastic yoyo and is $16. The ReplayPro has been used to win the National YoYo contest, it is definitely all the yoyo any of us needs.
I’m new to yoyoing but I picked up a replay pro and a yyj legacy 3. I love both. Learned how to bind in a few hours and no can do it with almost no mess ups. The legacy 3 comes as a responsive yo yo but includes everything needed to make it unresponsive. It’s awesome for the price but the replay pro is great as is.
What he is saying is that The Sage is another store’s (you know which store, and I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to actually say the name here) version of the Yoyofactory oneSTAR. The ONE and the oneSTAR are separate yoyos, but the Sage is based on the oneSTAR (except the Sage is responsive (by using a half spec, I.e. thinner, bearing), uses different response pads, and is branded by the other store). Said other store made it in collaboration with Yoyofactory.
The Sage is an excellent yoyo, although I’d go with the option the store has to get the “pro pack” (comes with an unresponsive bearing, for when you’re ready for that). I’d go for that before either of the others you mentioned. It’s a really decent yoyo, and the pack comes with string, lube, and whatnot.
To second what was said above me, if you want to jump straight into unresponsive, the Replay Pro is an excellent yoyo, well worth the $16 price tag. But if not, I’d say the Sage is a great buy for you.