avalanche yoyo sleeper


(King Revelation) #1

How long does a avalanche yoyo sleep?


#2

Quite a long time, although it depends on how you throw, and what bearing is in it.
A couple minutes?


#3

Yup.

Pretty much any decent yoyo is capable of sleeping a good, long time, more than long enough to get through several tricks and then some. Factors that affect this include, but are not limited to:
How good of a throw.
How strong of a throw.
Your technique, as in how clean are you landing your tricks. If you’re hitting the walls a lot or hitting bad, it can really knock down those spin times. This is where I have my problems with any yoyo. That’s what practice is for.

The bearing does play a factor but it’s not as important as the throw itself.

Most yoyos these days, with a properly cleaned bearing(lube optional, I Terrapin X treat everything), I am easily getting over 3 minutes with anything in a wing configuration, sometimes over 5 minutes. Even stock bearings as-is, I’m getting similar times. The more you practice, the better this will get for you.


(King Revelation) #4

thanks guys


#5

If your bearing is gunked up, you probably won’t get more than 30 seconds though.
No problem. The avalanche is in my top three favorites.


#6

My “comeback” Avalanche just arrived. First throw with the stock center track was well over 3 minutes before I stopped taking shiny pictures of its “GOLD!!!” spinning in the sunlight and it was still spinning and came back in a very tight and snappy bind. My original Avalanche still has its stock bearing which I cleaned and lubed this week and it spins equally as long. Realistically the Avalanche is probably the perfect yoyo. Time and time again I come back to it and it just blows my mind with its perfection and flawless design.


(King Revelation) #7

yeah I just order the gray and purple with blue I cant wait to get it


#8

Dolphin by shinwoo, for thirty bucks, gets a stock 7 minutes.


#9

The more important question is “How long will it sleep while I am doing tricks with it?”

and the most important answer is “Long enough.”

Sleeper times mean next to nothing to me.


#10

There is absolutely no such thing as a “stock” spin time. Strength of throw, straightness of throw, bearing, lube, etc, all factor in and vary with nearly every throw.