astrojax for counterweight??????


#1

So at my job they have some astrojax laying for a TV show they are doing and I wanted to know if any one has ever used an astrojax ball for a counterweight and if you did how did it play


#2

Astrojax are realistically unsuitable for 5A. Obviously somebody really good at 5A could make it look easy.

But from what was related to me years ago; the commonly accepted weight ratio of Yoyo to counterweight is approximately 7 to 1.

A Freehand weighs in at approx. 66+ grams. And the stock red die that was packaged with the Freehand weighs 10 grams. < not exactly 7 to 1; but close enough to serve this explanation.

A single Astro Jack weighs about 20 grams(the light up ones); which would knock down that ratio to 3 to 1.

No doubt you can force a heavy a… Counterweight through the air. But it would be a pain.

You could do it as a Novelty; but honestly, there is probably somebody out there that could go to a Bowling alley and throw a Strike with a Baseball.

But I don’t think the learning curve would be worth the effort.


#3

What tv show? Are they going to film it for the show, or is it laying around for people to play with between shoots?


#4

i honestly don’t know all i do there is clean i clean the office over night i have access to the prop room where my supplies are at and i saw them just there laying with a bunch of other toys i do know they do film a lot of reality and murder shows there