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    anything good under $30?
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    You could always save up and buy a real nicie yoyo that you won't grow out of in your whole life.

    If you REALLY want a 30 dollar yoyo, get a nice plastic yoyojam, like the spinfaktor HG or a Lyn Fury.
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    Lyn Fury
    Kickside
    Speedmaker
    Spinfaktor HG
    Freehand Zero
    Freehand 2

    all awesome, all under $30, all capable of any trick you can throw at it...
    Always looking for this and that

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    you could save up and get a 401k which you will never grow out of
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    Quote Originally Posted by jedi_154
    you could save up and get a 401k which you will never grow out of
    I think that is a bad idea. Buzzjam, you appear to be new, so you don't want to spend $60-70 on something you might not stick with when you could spend under $30 and do just as well with. Listen to Luke Vader. My personal favorite under $30 yos are:

    Freehand Zero
    Lyn Fury
    Kickside
    Spinfactor HG

    Remember to get some string too!

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    If you know me, I say FHZ

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    I really dig FHZs... I also like my cousin's SFHG.
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    yyj copperhead, One of my favorite yos of ALL time right behind the eetsit
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    Get a recessed fhz from someone, IMO it outplays most of my metal yos.
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    OK, I've been trying to answer this for myself for ages. I've spent hundreds on yo's that come in at about $30.

    Turns out it depends on what you want to do with it and how far "under $30" you want to go.

    ANYTHING from Yoyojam is amazing value. Spinfaktor HG is my favorite, followed closely by the Speed Maker. But it all depends on what you want to do with it. For string tricks both are amazing. But if you want to go VERY FAR under $30, look at Freehand and Flying Squirrel. There are far worse out there, believe me.

    Although, I currently have a new love. I bought a Buzzon Element X Remix, costs pretty much $30 bucks. But IMHO worth every penny. The SPR system is AWESOME. And it is heavy enough to get some great tricks out on a good throw.

    However, that is just for how I play. I don't do well at freehand, I keep trying. But I can do some basic string tricks, and with a decent YYJ or Buzzon I can make them look good. (Well, to n00bs and hte unknowledgeable, you guys would prolly mostly laugh me out o' the hut.)

    Still though, All the suggestions here have merit in my opinion. But the Buzzon is just SMOOTH, like butter.

    Good Luck with whatever you decide.
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    i'd say the kickside. its really smooth on string, and tends to be round and heavy, which i liked when i first started.
    also it can handle many tricks

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    This yoyo is obviously smaller than your common yo. It’s aluminum so that could be a good thing so it doesn’t kill you when it comes back up because of the weight. The chain reactor is a very slick looking yoyo. Its comes up “snappy” because of its performance rings.The oddest thing is that I can loop
    perfectly fine with it (Aluminum don’t loop too good) I really like that I bought mine from theentireuniverse.com for about 23 bux with s/h. There is a butterfly version of this yoyo called just the reactor. Same price butterfly performance. I used to be a Yomega hardcore now I think I’ll go Custom!
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    no, not really. unless you are into looping.

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    As long as you don't ingest the yo you should be fine.
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    Did you look at the dates on the original posts here?
    The custom reactor was old and outdated when the original posts here were made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb8426 View Post
    Did you look at the dates on the original posts here?
    The custom reactor was old and outdated when the original posts here were made.
    hahahaha, i didnt see that.

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    As long as you don't ingest the yo you should be fine.
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    Well it's been a few years since this was made so there are new yoyos now. What would be the best yoyo under $30 AUD? Are any of the Magic Yoyos good and which one?
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    Some people really like Magic Yoyos as a good budget aluminum option. They aren't as common in the U.S. since some of the main U.S. stores don't carry them, but from what I've heard they are generally considered good value for the money. If you want something aluminum for that price, that might be your best option, though I don't know which specific model to recommend.

    Yoyo manufacturing has developed to a point where almost everything released nowadays that isn't a mass-marketed entry-level product (i.e. something you might find in Wal-Mart for a few bucks) is actually really good, so there won't be any consensus on what the best is. It basically comes down to personal preference what you prefer. You might want to look at some of the plastic stuff released in the last couple years by YoYoJam, YoYoFactory, and Duncan, as well as some of the east Asian manufacturers like C3yoyodesign, Yoyorecreation, and sOMETHING. I believe they've all put out plastic models in the past couple years that should be in or around that price range that have been well-received. The quality in the industry is consistent enough that you could really just pick something you think looks cool, and then check around online to make sure other people haven't had any significant problems with it, and it would be hard to go wrong.
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    Thank you. When should I go from plastic to aluminium? And also, what are the decent and affordable 2A yoyos?
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    There's not really any rule on when to go from plastic to aluminum, especially when you are looking in the same price range for either. Both can make for perfectly capable yoyos. If you are worried about dinging the yoyo on a hard surface or scratching it up from hitting things, it will show more cosmetic damage on an aluminum yoyo. Other than that, the main downside to aluminum for a beginner is the cost tends to be a lot higher for most aluminum models. Most long-term players tend to have some of both plastic and aluminum yoyos, so it's not necessarily something where you reach a point where you switch from one to the other.

    For 2A, Yomega Raiders, YoYoFactory's Loop ### series, and YoYoJam Unleashed are pretty popular and loop really well. If you mostly want to do looping and not worry about more advanced 2A tricks (some of which require the yoyo to sleep), fixed axles will also work and might save you some money while you're learning (though they also eat through string faster, and you might need to get 100% cotton string for them). The standard Russell yoyo loops really well if you want to go that route. One thing to keep in mind with 2A is it has a really steep learning curve. Expect to need a lot of practice just to get basic loops down. It is a lot of fun once you get to where you can do two-handed loops, though.
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