Yoing is an in-and-out hobby with me. Last time I got out a number of years ago, most yoyos were generally responsive, so I’m used to a yo coming up with a tug - some require a bigger tug than others, of course.
These last few days I’ve learned a bit about all the unresponsive yoyo available now. Might have to learn to bind!
Anyway, after doing some reading on the net, it seemed that the Duncan Metal Drifter would be a good choice for something good for string tricks, but still having some response.
I was kind of surprised - it has no response (by my old definition - and this could be a key!). Won’t return to my hand once thrown - no matter how high I tug the yo. The instructions say to replace the silicon stickers if they feel smooth - well, they feel real smooth…but they’re new. Hmmm… Have to assume they’re doing what they are supposed to do.
So, either the definition of “responsiveness” has morphed a bit over the last few years - from what I remembered it as, anyway. Or, there may be an issue with the yo.
So I just wanted to check with you here - I could get some thick lube and maybe a thicker string - or just keep working with it under the assumption that this yo is not really supposed to return on its own (though I didn’t get that impression from snooping around) and learn to return it by other means.
I’d be grateful for any thoughts you might have.