5A Counter Weights


#1

I’m new to 5A and I’m to lazy to buy a CW. What weight does a counter weight need to be. . . I use a DM2 if that helps. . ???


#2

It can be any weight that you like. I would take a large plastic die, drill a whole in it, and there you go.


#3

just like a dice, ball, etc that the string can be attached to so you can let go of it when you yoyo


(laxdude99) #4

Anything as long as it attaché to the string

Also if you want to make one you can use a circular eracer or drill a hole into a bouncy ball or game die used in board games it’s all preference though


(Steve Brown) #5

If you’re too lazy to buy a CW, I don’t think 5A is the style for you.

See, it requires practice. ::slight_smile:


(DOGS) #6

You mean I should go through the hassle of ordering online when I can find something of equal usefulness right here in my home? Hmm. I know some pretty sick counterweights that were homemade. Paying shipping for something that cheap is also pretty silly…

I would just find a large die or bouncy ball and drill a hole in it. I’ve seen people use erasers too.


#7

Erasers work, as well as lego people if you thread the string through the holes in their legs.
There are so many things that work, I could literally take anything within ten feet of me and use it.


#8

Anything between 10-12 grams will suffice.


#9


#10

Its all preference. But, usually around 10-12 grams.
BTW, Elephark, best counterweight EVAR! :slight_smile:


#11

I tried some 10-12 gram CW and they were too heavy, 7g is just perfect.


#12

I use an astrojack ball :wink:


#13

You can get those bouncy balls for a quarter on the way out of grocery stores and drill a hole through them. If you don’t have a drill, just use a long, pointy screwdriver. Also, buy multiple bouncy balls in case you mess up.


#14

I started to make a ball from my used strings, and now it’s about the good size and weight for a counterweight… I’m gonna try it tonight :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

Fortunately, I bought a Freehand (You can get 'em at your local Toys R Us), so I have the squirrel head counterweight (which me likes!). I’ve made CW’s with bouncy balls as well as trying a skateboard bearing (don’t try). Be careful with the bouncy balls though as some tend to split. My brother was looking for a CW but didn’t feel like buying a Freehand just for the CW (plus he doesn’t like plastics, not sure why) and we found out that when you drill, start with a small drill bit and work yourself up to a larger…my bro describes it as gauging your ear.

Action figure heads could work, maybe a couple weighted legos, or if you are crafty enough, make a rubberband ball CW.


#16

I found a CW that works… I looked through my house and found a slurpee straw with a domo on it. Stylish and Functional ;D ;D


#17

Show us a picture of it.