As some of you may know, I make wooden unresponsive yoyos and I have a question about weight distribution.
Wooden yoyos I have made out of wood that are W shape and wider (about 43-44 mm) tend to have a huge amount of wobble over their organic counterparts. I believe this to be that the wide angle of them reduces the mass around the response area which accentuates the inconsistencies of the density of the wood where most of the mass is located; i.e. the rims.
My question is (and I will test this myself) would placing most of the weight in the middle of each half reduce the wobble significantly? Thinner wooden yoyos I make tend to have vibration levels that would even be acceptable in metal yoyos. So I’m thinking, that to make a wide w shaped yoyo with the desired width, I need to create a thin and deep lip, then concentrate the mass a little further in rather that right on the rim.
Does this make sense?
If you are an experienced yoyo maker, please let me know your thoughts and suggestions.
Below is a picture of a wide and wobbly yoyo I made last night.