Dangers of the wooden fixed axle


#1

So, I decided to relax today with a beer, some college football, and my Tmber Eh. Everything was going well for about 30 minutes… then I did a simple trapeze stall like a have done a bunch of times before and the yoyo returned to my hand. Something didn’t feel quite right. See if you can tell what the problem was lol.
http://i.imgur.com/kZLZP1Ml.jpg


#2

Ouch. And ur a lefty. Cool.


(2Sick Joey) #3

OUCH!!! I hate splinters…Lefties for the win


#4

I kinda cringed from seeing that

Blegh


#5

haha, yeah us lefties got to stick together :wink:


#6

That’s gnarly!


#7

You are becoming one with your yoyo ;D
But seriously, splinters build character.


#8

dang, that thing needs a run on the drill with some sandpaper.


#9

Jeez. What’d they do? Find a log in the woods, make it round and that’s it? I’ve never had a wooden yoyo with freakin’ shards hanging off of it…


#10

Don’t really know how it happened to be honest. I knew there were a couple of rough spots from the time I got it, I’m really not rough on yoyos so its not like I smacked it into something and broke it. just a freak accident I guess.


(ed) #11

Impressive. I got a few splinters under the nail during my year with the eh. Hope you didn’t have to break out the burning needle.


#12

Yowza. That probably looks better than it felt.


#13

It wasn’t that it really hurt, I have a pretty high pain tolerance, it was just that I was so surprised. it was just such a simple trick, no sudden bind, no banging it off anything, just a normal every day fixie trick with a little extra lol.

As far as removing it, luckily it came out pretty clean. my son got a little splinter in is foot earlier today(ironic huh?) so I had some tweezers close by. Got it out without too much trouble.


#14

Wow! You better sell your Eh to me! :smiley:


#15

I should pore-fill and sand my Eh before it’s too late. :wink:


#16

Haha, there are a few yoyos that will never leave me. The Eh is one of them. Ed’s story was so inspirational and cool, I couldn’t sell it. It really inspired me to enjoy yoyoing and not sweat the small stuff. Of all my yoyos, the ones that will NEVER go anywhere are:

7075 Majesty with wooden box(first General Yo from Ernie)
Red/Clear/Black Deadly Spins Wrath(First high end metal that I paid for)
1 of 1 Artwork sample Purple Heart ministar(personal reasons)
YYJ Trigger Orange proto (given to me by JD himself.)
Spyy/Tmbr Eh(explained above)


#17

I don’t blame you one bit! I would never let one go if I had it. Well, unless the splinter was in the eye or something.


#18

It’s wood, just lightly sand it :stuck_out_tongue:


#19

That’s why I like TK and BC yoyos. Nice finish, no splinters.


#20

Here is the after image. I haven’t done anything to it yet. you can see where it broke off on the edge.
http://i.imgur.com/tlGNIEUl.jpg
the right side of the picture.
http://i.imgur.com/TyXA5oMl.jpg