Most of my throwing life, I never looked at a tutorial, or read or learned proper technique for throwing a yoyo. I throw left-handed, and have always had a consistent problem: when I throw it down and let it sleep, the yo leans/tilts to the right. I don’t mean a gradual lean - the yo is tilted as soon as it hits the end of the string.
Watched, and am following, the tut here at YYE, and changed my positioning to what was demonstrated, but still having issues with it coming into its spin tilting to the right.
I have noticed that if I try to compensate by tilting the yo to the left in my hand as I throw, that often makes the problem worse, and it leans to the right even more. Kind of odd.
Changing the position of the yo in my hand does help with the angle, but I think I may be losing in other areas by not following proper technique.
Is there a “the thing most people do that causes this is…” type of fix? Anyway, interested in your thoughts.
I did notice that when I focused on wrapping the string tightly around the yo, the problem seemed less consistent.