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    Ok, I read the post for newbies and also the FAQ thread hated to post this but here goes. First is price, I dont want to spend a $100 but I dont mind spending maybe $30 or $40 for a good, high quality yo. I definantly want one that does not require a bind to return. Not really sure on the shape either. I tend to lean towards a butterfly but would not be opposed to a modified if that would be a better choice. I have heard good things about the FHZ but have not had a chance to try one out and did not want to buy one until I got a little more info. Thats about all I got. Thanks

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    Two words: plastic YoYoJam.

    All of them are great and you really can't go wrong with any of them.
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    I second the suggestion of a YoyoJam plastic. It sounds like you already read this one, but just in case, this is a good guide:
    http://www.theyo.com/yoyo/showthread.php?t=30115 (Any of those first three yoyos would be excellent, though I give the nod to the Lyn Fury.)
    And perhaps this one:
    http://www.theyo.com/yoyo/showthread...ghlight=hitman

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    What about the hitman? Or the hitman hybrid? Is it any better than the fury? Is it worth the extra $$$.
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    I think a standard Hitman (not hybrid) is an excellent choice.


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    Ditto. The truth is that the sky is the limit with a Lyn Fury. Takeshi Matsuura even won a world championship with a modified one (shims and silicone instead of o-rings): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGCBL8Wd_Yg. But the Hitman, which is basically a metal rimmed Lyn Fury (same size and shape), is a really awesome yoyo, especially in the standard dual o-ring - and it's one that I like enough to have have multiples of.
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    Ok, so what is duel o ring and how well will a standard hitman return? I understand the friction stickers but that is about it. Also, how much maintenance is required for a hitman? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by k_allison510 View Post
    Ok, so what is duel o ring and how well will a standard hitman return? I understand the friction stickers but that is about it. Also, how much maintenance is required for a hitman? Thanks
    A standard hitman will return as well as you want it to. Like most all YYJ models it has an adjustable gap that when set to it's narrowest will return very well with just a tug. At the wider gap it can still be made to return well by keeping the bearing lubed. That is all the maintenance a hitman requires. The o-rings will virtually never wear out. Like jrodriguez, I like to keep a few on hand. I have them set up with various degrees of response. And again as noted above, the dual o-ring stands out above the hybrid.

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    Dual o-ring just means there is an o-ring on each side. O-rings are just rubber rings like you might find in plumbing, and they are attached to the side of the yoyo to create friction on the string to allow the yoyo to spin and to return. They are basically an alternative to friction stickers.

    A Hitman, like other YoYoJams, requires very little maintenance. As with all yoyos, you'll need to change the string periodically, and if you want to keep it responsive, you will probably need to lube the bearing every once in a while (YYJ thick lube or Yomega Brain Lube work well for keeping a yoyo responsive). That's about the minimum maintenance for any bearing yoyo, and that's about all you would need to do with a Hitman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_allison510 View Post
    I definantly want one that does not require a bind to return
    Why not have both?

    All the advice already given is great, I've never played a Hitman but I love the Dark Magic, not to mention I started with a Lyn Fury as my first "serious" (I thought yoyoing was supposed to be fun not serious) yoyo. The only thing that I found was that the more I used the Lyn Fury and the more broken in it got, the faster it became unresponsive. I would have preferred if it had been responsive for a bit longer. Now on the bright side that also made me learn how to maintain a bearing properly by having to apply the right amount of lube and what not, all of which is information that you'll need to pick up eventually, but I think a good yoyo to start with would be a Velocity.

    The velocity by yoyofactory has an adjustable response meaning you can switch between having a responsive yoyo that will return with a tug and a completely unresponsive yoyo which requires a bind and all you'd need to do is turn the dial on the yoyo. It's also 20 bucks so its not too heavy on the wallet.

    As for the FHZ, I think out of the package they're great. They sleep long enough to learn how to do a bunch of tricks and more importantly they return with a tug. But the stock response according to what I've read from others tends to wear out quickly. Maybe someone with experience in dealing with pads could recommend what other kinds of pads he could buy in addition the FHZ to keep it tug responsive?

    and now a video of how far a velocity can go in the right hands

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    Thanks for all the help. I ordered a hitman and some slick 6 strings last night. Can't wait to get it try it out. Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael A View Post
    As for the FHZ, I think out of the package they're great. They sleep long enough to learn how to do a bunch of tricks and more importantly they return with a tug. But the stock response according to what I've read from others tends to wear out quickly. Maybe someone with experience in dealing with pads could recommend what other kinds of pads he could buy in addition the FHZ to keep it tug responsive?
    The Duncan silicone stickers last a long time compared to the standard sticker that comes w/the FHZ. I've had them in my black lily for over a year.

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    Now that I have a hitman on the way, how should I maintain it to keep it in the best possible working condition. I also ordered some yomega brain lube and strings. How often should I lube the bearing and how much lube should I use? thanks
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    Honestly, you wont need to do too much of anything at all for a while. If the yoyo starts to play unresponsive, and you want it to play more responsively, just put one drop of lube on the bearing. If it still isn't as responsive as you'd like, put another drop. There's not much you can do to mess things up. If you eventually decide that you want the yoyo to play more unresponsive, you'll want to clean the bearing and use thin lube instead of the thick or brain lube.
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