Do knots shred your response pads?


#1

That is all, thanks.


#2

I just put a new string on and it had two knots right out of the gate
so I don’t want to change it quite yet.


#3

Hey; I know what you mean.

I just put New tires on my BMW. One of the tires almost immediately got a flat😳

So I don’t want to change it yet🙄

What’s the point? Simple… Either change the string or learn how to take knots out.

Life is a series of challenges. Unless you are ‘naturally lucky’; you will confront things on a somewhat regular basis that will test you patience and motivation to solve the problem at hand.

If… a knot or the knots are in a position to mess up the pads; then your failure to deal with the first problem; results to yet another problem.

Here is a suggestion> The next time you think you have enough money to buy another yoyo; don’t.

Instead; buy a few hundred strings. String is dirt cheap compared to the cost of supplies in other hobbies.

If purchasing string will financially destroy your entire life; that would be one sad situation.

If you have plenty of string; then you can change out strings easy enough. And then the next time you are watching television; just spend a few minutes here and there; taking knots out of strings during commercials.

Don’t create problem number 2 because you don’t want to deal with problem number 1.

… I’ll share a personal problem I still deal with; for perspective. A long time ago when I started throwing 2A; the one thing I seriously didn’t like to do was cut strings to the exact same length. To me; the most boring thing I can think of. I mentioned this to a good friend of mine(Patrick Mitchell/top level player). He said,’If your gonna throw 2A; you just have to embrace it’(In other words; deal with it). Pat said that doing the strings is just part of the program.

The best way to solve a problem is to solve it quickly when the problem is ‘small’.

Back when I use to teach people how to paint cars; I would tell them the same thing somebody once told me.

Why do people never take the time to do things right; then end up making the time to do things twice?

I still don’t like making up matching 2A strings… But it’s part of the challenge.


#4

Easy there


#5

Your response speaks volumes.

No further comment.


(InvaderDust) #6

To answer your question, yes. Knots can damage your pads. Yodoc said a mouthful and yet he is not wrong. He took time to answer your question, take heed his advise over his tone. Pay attention to this line above all else.

Because, ^^ this is what you need to do, period.


#7

Is there some reason you are not removing the knots, when you get one?


#8

They’re too tight. Switched strings, problem solved.


#9

No such knot. Like all things practice makes perfect.


(InvaderDust) #10

Better string will make knots less likely to get too tight to remove. Nylon over poly over cotton.


#11

Responses like the above help me understand why new throwers are going elsewhere for advice.


#12

That was great advice. you kids these days lack patience which can serve you well in the long run. I’m a expert knot picker it takes time like learning how to bind or throw a straight sleeper.


(DOGS) #13

or T O O L S


#14

See my"knotty " thread. It’s 5 lots of fun.


#15

:slight_smile:


#16

just use a toothpick. Takes 10 seconds to untie it.


#17

I’ll try that.


#18

I feel like this disclaimer should go with most of his posts :stuck_out_tongue:

You’re right though, he’s not wrong.