A few days ago I noticed this YoYoOfficer Blossom was starting to eat through one of my fancy StringLabs strings after only a few minutes of play. I thought maybe it was a bad string so I replaced it with a generic string and just spent 10 minutes playing with it literally right now and… then this happened
So yeah … it got some dings as a result. Dang, I should have tested this theory over carpet
I am wondering why a brand new yo-yo would be such a terrible string eater / string cutter? That seems like an obvious design flaw, that they would have caught in testing? I mean I am an awful yo-yoer for sure but I can’t be that bad such that my string is rubbing against the edges of the inside of the yo-yo so much more than everyone else’s? I dunno!
I noticed that the Duncan Origami I recently bought has a shiny polished area above the silicone response pads where the string would normally rub which was a really neat design element. I’ve seen a few manufacturers do this and I wish they all would!
I have used my dremel with some buffing attachments to polish the areas above the response pads when I get throws that are string eaters / string cutters, but this was usually for b-grades where they noted the finish ended up too rough and needed “denim rubbing”. So I guess I have questions.
Why don’t all yoyo manufacturers polish the inside edges like Duncan did, as a finishing touch?
Why would YoYoOfficer ship such an egregious string cutter in the Blossom? Or am I just a freak?*
* wait don’t answer that one