You may have noticed that a new list appeared on the left sidebar last week called The Cyyclical Core Throws. I imagine that this is self explanatory for everyone but I would like to take a moment to talk about it anyway, at least as to what it will be used for.
This was an idea I took from some discussions I had with other members of the yo-yo community on the /r/Throwers Subreddit following the MonkeyfingeR Tri-B review. Part of the conversation revolved around how the reviews might be more meaningful if each of them had some point of reference for comparison. Rather than talking about each yo-yo in a vacuum, talking about each versus some other throw might be more valuable to those of you reading the review. I liked the idea and hence the list was implemented.
The Cyyclical Core Throws represent the top five yo-yos in my collection that I use the most for any particular purpose. After giving this some thought, I have distilled these down into five categories:
Back to School: the throw I use the most for working on new techniques and tricks.
Time to Chill: the throw I use most often for when I just want to relax and have fun.
Need for Speed: the throw I use for doing tricks at full speed.
Wild Card: my favourite throw that I feel could fulfill multiple roles.
On the Go: the throw I tend to take with me when I am out and about.
Please understand that this list is not represent the end-all-be-all of yo-yos. Rather, this is the list of yo-yos in my own collection that I would take over everything else if I had to choose. In the event of a fire will I grab my wife, my dogs, my guitars, and these five throws.
The main purpose of this list is to provide a benchmark for reviewing. Going forward I will make reference to the list and talk about how any new yo-yo compares against these throws in one or more categories. You may even see a new throw topple one of the throws from the list if I like it enough to start using it as one of my primaries. I may even add more categories if warranted but for now I think it is sufficient.
I hope everyone will find this useful in the context of future reviews. Please feel free to comment or send feedback about the list.
As always, enjoy your throwing!