Yoyo that's good for grinding


#1

I’m really liking grinds but most of my throws don’t grind so well. So far my best grinder is my Duncan echo I would like something that can do thumb grinds , arm grinds,and finger grinds . Any type of grind really.
I would all so like something floaty and maybe mid/ undersized .


#2

Puffin and Cascade come to mind. However, mid and undersized, I can’t really recommend any great grinders with your floaty request.


#3

Well the spin dynamics smooth move is designed with a focus on grinds.


#4

General Yo M10 sounds like just the ticket.

Yuki


#5

Disclaimer: despite having some opinions, I’m not claiming to be much of an authority on grinds. Take what I say without too much seriousness. :wink:

Lots of hits in the SPYY lineup: Punch Line is a grinding classic; Pro handles any kind of grind very well (the IRG doesn’t have a crazy deep area like some, but it has “something”); if you want undersized the Supra also fits the bill except no IRG; thumb grinds are possible (and even easy) with the yoyo at a very slight angle, though.

MonkeyfingeR Lesula is insane for finger grinds and is mid-sized. I suspect the thin rims will make arm grinds will vary from person to person. No true IRG but there’s a teeeeeeny lip that helps thumb grinds.

Puffin is a brilliant one except for thumb grinds, and fits the mid-sized description.

Deadly Spins Wrath is a thing of beauty for grinds, too. Decent IRG ‘n’ stuff.

I have a Smooth Move but I can’t comment too intelligently on its grinding; I have a polished-ish finish (the Snow Drift finish) and it isn’t media-blasted for grinds. Certainly the shape seems like it would lend itself well to grinds, but I can’t pull’em off very well due to the finish.


#6

Model 10 is a beast at grinding. The shape just makes it perfect for it really, coupled with the blast… pff…

But might not fit OP’s definition of mid/undersized. I would consider it “full” sized… but what does that even mean anymore? hahaha


#7

Onedrop cafe racer excels at all grinds aside from thumb grinds, and meets all the other criteria.


#8

The Cascade is pretty good.


#9

the single best yoyo I’ve ever used for grinding was the x^3 stampede. I’ve gotten over 10 seconds (literally, I timed it) on a finger grind before, with enough spin left to bind easily.


#10

The monkey finger lesula is the best grinding yoyo ever!


#11

I second that, its a grinding machine.


#12

Wrath and puffin

The wrath is an AMAZING GRINDER!!!

Just ask anyone who owns one!


#13

But puffin is mid sized and i can get 6 second finger grinds


#14

My YYF John Ando edition Superstar feels like nothing when it grinds. Amazing grinds.

Note: I don’t know if the John Ando Superstar and Superstar have different finishes.


#15

Grind Machine! no im messin, I dont even know what they’re like but they have the word grind in them…


#16

I’m not much of a fan of the Grind Machine… Anyway, a yoyo that’s good for grinding, pretty much any yoyo with a blasted finish, I would check out some of the candy blasted ILYYs.


#17

yea, I haven’t heard much good stuff about the grind machines.


#18

the og grind machine, the metal one, seems to be good. It has a bead-blasted finish and and a shape that seems to lend itself to grinds. I think i saw a couple on the bst


#19

The Majesty is one of the best grinding yoyos that is currently in production. The best grinding yoyo of all time in my opinion is the second version 5-Star.


#20

I’m going to second that. The majesty has a nice shape for the finger while also having a small igr
(if you have the first run)