So a couple months ago I started trying to get back into yoyoing after a year or two off, and my main style is 2a. I’ve run into a couple minor problems though that I hadn’t ever figured out and would appreciate some tips from other 2a players on maintenance and taking care of my wrists.
First minor maintenance question: since I’ve been using 100% polyester strings I tend to run through them pretty quickly (they only last me 45 minutes or so of intense play before getting gross). As such, I change strings all the time, and this ends up being a bit of a time sink. So far my solution has been to cut a bunch of strings all at once and have them on hand, but I’m curious if you guys use strings that last longer but still play nicely.
Second minor maintenance question: how often you guys oil or clean your bearings? To get mostly consistent performance I’ve been re-oiling after every time I change strings, but I haven’t figured out how often I should clean them at that schedule. What’s been your strategies?
Lastly, I’m wondering if any of you have had any wrist problems from practicing, and what your solutions were. I’ve been trying to maintain 30 - 60 minutes of practice a day, and sometimes I worry about my wrists. I’ve started stretching recently, but I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way I can strengthen them or otherwise reduce the risk of repetitive stress.
Thanks, hopefully I’ll be at nationals to see some of you!