A Random Idea . . .


#1

Before I go into this, just know I have absolutely no experience making or designing yoyos.

So I had this idea, what about a yoyo that would work underwater? ??? I was thinking a yoyo made out of lead or something with a giant weight rings, and very grooved surface that would trap miniature air bubbles and bring them under the surface, so that when the yoyo spins, in covered in a haze of bubbles, so the water doesn’t slow it down. Of course, its bearing would need to be a special non-rusting alloy. So any thoughts on my idea?


#2

Love it


#3

Tht would be awesome! But I dont think thats possible at the moment, and if it was, i think it would cost way more than its worth…


#4

Probably. like I said, this was just a random idea, but if someone made one, I’d be the first to by one.


#5

The string would be affected by water as well as your ability to see, breath, and do whip, slack, pop, and mounts.


#6

The haze of bubbles would float to the surface.


#7

I was about to say, I’m very sad as a physicist to inform you that your idea may be impossible :frowning: but I’m sure if you came up with a thought like that, you could come up with one that works sooner or later :smiley:


#8

My first concern would be just how the yoyo is thrown originally. You can’t exactly move your arm very fast underwater, especially not if you’re holding something and making a fist. Even if the yoyo could work, which I rather doubt, a throw that was too weak to actually move it down the string any significant amount would be the end of it.

Also, water is actually a really poor lubricant. I’d wonder about its effect on a ball bearing given how much “better” oil lubricants slow it down already.


#9

What if you used static to repel water?


#10

Now that is a great idea.


#11

Yeah, except the sheer amount of electricity would explodetonate the water molecules.