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Looking for a good yo-yo.

Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:33 am

I feel like moving up to an all-metal yo-yo that can be made unresponsive, but there just seems to be too many to choose from. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:25 pm

A Yo-yo?
Each to their own I guess. I could do a few cool tricks with a yo-yo as a kid, but uh, I have better toys to play with now.
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:36 pm

How about a nice ball-in-a-cup? Or some wooden blocks? Or, maybe Santa will bring you a Erector set if you're good this year.
 
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:30 am

I haven't played with a yo-yo in years, although it's a great parlor trick, especially if there are knee-highs running about. They love that kind of stuff. I have no advice on what you should get, but contra the Sarcasm Committee's contributions above, I wish you best of luck in your search: everyone needs a hobby, and there are surely much worse things you could be doing with your time.
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:14 am

Would an old GPU fan be a start? Many two back to back?
 
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:13 am

Answering seriously, a cheap plastic one that is sufficiently weighty;
If you want to get better at something, handicap yourself.
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:03 pm

If you're serious with your question - you're asking it in wrong forums. There's a specialized forum for "hardcore" :wink: Yo-yo enthusiasts:
http://www.yoyonation.com/talk/
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:09 pm

Chrispy_ wrote:
If you want to get better at something, handicap yourself.

Generally great advice. Don't fall prey to gear acquisition syndrome (G.A.S.). We've all been there.
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

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Chrispy_ wrote:
If you want to get better at something, handicap yourself.

Generally great advice. Don't fall prey to gear acquisition syndrome (G.A.S.). We've all been there.


Heh, I sold three of my bikes last year, now I'm down to just two! G.A.S. is a very real problem, where do I get counselling?! :P
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:19 am

DeadOfKnight wrote:
I feel like moving up to an all-metal yo-yo that can be made unresponsive, but there just seems to be too many to choose from. Anyone have any recommendations?

Assuming you're already using a decent plastic one, the Yomega Maverick is pretty much the 'standard' for solid pro/metal yo-yos. It's probably not 100% the best one out there, but it's really well balanced and not a pain to find.
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:29 am

Chrispy_ wrote:
Heh, I sold three of my bikes last year, now I'm down to just two! G.A.S. is a very real problem, where do I get counselling?! :P

I sold a bunch of stuff, too. I don't need 3 DAW software packages and 3 audio interfaces. Down to just one of each now. :D
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:50 am

GAS is part of the modern world I'm afraid. Now on to the latest shiny toy!
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:29 am

paulWTAMU wrote:
GAS is part of the modern world I'm afraid. Now on to the latest shiny toy!

Is it a yo-yo? I've seen those come in chrome...
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:37 pm

JohnC wrote:
If you're serious with your question - you're asking it in wrong forums. There's a specialized forum for "hardcore" :wink: Yo-yo enthusiasts:
http://www.yoyonation.com/talk/

I started browsing other forums; it seems you're right. I didn't realize how big of a hobby yo-yoing has become.
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:09 am

Vrock wrote:
How about a nice ball-in-a-cup? Or some wooden blocks? Or, maybe Santa will bring you a Erector set if you're good this year.

In spirit of the 4th, you could always try lighting firecrackers in your mouth and spitting them out at the last second. :P
 
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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:11 am

Vrock wrote:
How about a nice ball-in-a-cup? Or some wooden blocks? Or, maybe Santa will bring you a Erector set if you're good this year.



I prefer Lincoln Logs!

or even:

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rolls over your neighbor's dog?
What's great for a snack and fits on your back?
It's Log, Log, Log!

It's Log, Log, it's big, it's heavy, it's wood.
It's Log, Log, it's better than bad, it's good!
Everyone wants a log! You're gonna love it, Log!
Come on and get your log! Everyone needs a Log!"

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Re: Looking for a good yo-yo.

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