I prefer the XCon pro over the Hitman Pro. I have both, I enjoy both but I like the XCon pro better. Also, you’re asking for more center-weighted, and the XCon Pro gets you right there as well.
You could wait for the Hitman X to drop for general sale, which I am. That might be the way to go. The SFX and Destiny might also be to your liking. They are all similar shapes to the XCon Pro, feature more center-weighting and are all really good in my opinion. The Destiny may be marketed as a 5A yoyo complete with Takeshi dice, but it’s still a great 1A yoyo too.
Really, if you’re relatively well skilled(I’m not), most yoyos will be just fine for this. It’s more the skill of the player than the yoyo anyways. Unless you’re looking for specific type of tech trick capability, most of what’s out there will be fine.
Also, as much as I like YYJ(probably my favorite brand), don’t be afraid to step outside that realm. Because you want plastic/metal, your choices are limited. Fortunately, YYJ has a large selection.
If you want a yoyo that will hardly tilt, take this advice:
IMPROVE YOUR SKILLZ!
Seriously, I find all my tilting issue to be problems I create for myself. It’s not the yoyo EVER, it’s me. Any of my other issues are just that: MY issues. I know I’m making mechanical errors and I will readily admit it.
So, full sized YYJ’s:
Classic(with upgrades), Surge, Legacy II, Chaser, Trigger, DM2, SFX, Vexed and Speeder 2 I think all hit your target. Well, I’m pulling from my list. Any of those will work.
I love the DM2 and I am pulling away from it as my skills are expanding but I still return to it. It’s good for slacks and whips, but I think the midwall/highwall design might not be as ideal as some of the other models mentioned. Yet, the DM2 is still stable and solid.