What a great forum. Can't believe how active this forum is!
I like that Dark Magic but also like the Speed Dial from what I see.
Unfortunately, it says the Dark Magic has "0" in stock. Is this true? I mean, is this website pretty much up to date because I'll buy it right now?
Also, "rsmod123" also stated that he recommends the Speed Dial because this one will be either unresponsive or responsive right out of the box. I am not sure of what this means exactly but I don't want to get a lemon of a yo yo. (lol)
The Dark Magic is a great yoyo. A diamond in the rough, to say the least. Just about everyone has one in their collections, whether they throw it regularly or not.
This particular website is run by Mr. Andre Boulay. The Dark Magic is his signature piece, and you'll see him using it exclusively in the learning videos on this very site. Good stuff all around!
The Speed Dial, by YoYoFactory, is an excellent choice as well. So you understand, the SD has dials on either side which are used to adjust the response system inside the yoyo. This allows one to make the yoyo very responsive, completely unresponsive, or just about anywhere in between. If you're looking for a less expensive option, YoYoFactory also makes the Velocity, which uses the same dial system.
Of course, there are a lot of good options out there, and you should look at them all. How about the Hitman, X-Convict, 888, Mini Mo-Tu, Speeder, Lyn Fury, Kickside, or Freehand Zero?
All are great yoyos and will perform admirably for you. It comes down to personal preference. What do YOU like in a yoyo? Of course, one has to explore their options to answer such a question.
We will help you every step of the way if you'd like. We're good like that.