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Author Topic: What makes a yo-yo "built for competition"?  (Read 1122 times)
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« on: March 12, 2017, 03:03:27 PM »

I see this all the time in descriptions for new stuff coming out. I'm just curious what makes something a "competition level" throw, versus an every day, recreational use yo-yo. Is it mainly personal preference, or a certain shape, or weight?

What's everyone's thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 03:06:50 PM »

IMO, it's primarily what's on the other end of the string.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 03:28:29 PM »

IMO, it's primarily what's on the other end of the string.  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 04:08:58 PM »

Full or over sized  (56 mm diameter or more),
low edge,
plently of rim weight,
String centering bearing e.g. Centertrac, Double Straight etc.

This is just a rough idea. Preferences vary a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 04:24:07 PM »

In that case, none of mine are competition level... Lol

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 04:29:11 PM »

To my way of thinking it is all "personal preference"
BTW SteveOnDrums: how long have you been playing drums?
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 05:04:24 PM »

It's just marketing saying it's built for competion


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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 05:31:32 PM »

I think it just means its geared towards what is currently popular with professional competitors.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 05:35:28 PM »

It means the gap is too wide, the rims are too heavy, and the face is too low. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 05:35:31 PM »

Agree with many, to me "built for competition" suggests H or V shape, low wall.  That said, I've used a high wall organic for my most recent competitions.  That said, I'm old enough to be happy creating what I want regardless of how it scores. 


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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 06:00:59 PM »

It's all good info. I have a Musashi and a kuntosh QV, but I've been using my Skyva a lot lately.

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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2017, 06:04:05 PM »

Hobbyman, I've been playing for 15 years, starting to really hunker down and take it seriously. Trying to take it from a serious hobby to something I can do for a living.

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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2017, 09:23:45 PM »

Hobbyman, I've been playing for 15 years, starting to really hunker down and take it seriously. Trying to take it from a serious hobby to something I can do for a living.

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I have been playing since 1960. For several year I made my living at it and I still play gigs once in a while.
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2017, 09:29:19 PM »

I have been playing since 1960. For several year I made my living at it and I still play gigs once in a while.

That's awesome! I wouldn't mind picking your brain a bit. I'm sure you have some road stories, as well. Lol

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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2017, 09:45:28 PM »

It depends on the year too...  Smiley
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