|Which yo-yo is good for beginners, advanced or pro players?|
|This question is asked very
often. To say in advance, there is no perfect yo-yo which is good for
all tricks and is the favorite of every player. Like a beginner driver
needs no Ferrari in the driving school and a Formula 1 car is not able
to drive on a rally track.
In general yo-yos with a normal round shape (e.g. a Raider) are more suitable for looping tricks. Yo-Yos with a butterfly shape (wide string gap) are better for string tricks.
So for the different tricks, the suitable yo-yo should be bought. A yo-yo with imperial shape for looping and a yo-yo with butterfly shape for string tricks. Advanced players also can buy special yo-yos for e.g. offstring play. As string tricks are the most common tricks, the first yo-yo should be one with a butterfly shape.
Another difference is the price and the maintenance of a yo-yo.
When purchasing a yo-yo, you should also buy some spare strings. Strings wear out, get dirty and break by the time.
Beginners may change their strings every two weeks. Pro players change their strings maybe every one or two hours.
If you have questions on a certain yo-yo, just ask in our yoyo forum. Here the yo-yo experts answer your questions (in german or english) and give you some recommendations for a yo-yo which fits your skill level. There you also get information where to buy it.
In this article are some special yo-yo terms. You can take a look in our yo-yo lexicon.