Does humidity effect yoyo response?


#1

Hiya folk.

Strange thing happened to me today. We’ve had a few hot and humid days, and when I started playing my yoyos again today several of them had suddenly become much more responsive (from dead unresponsive to twitchy touch responsive.)

The only thing I can put it down to is the extreme humidity over the last few days. Has anyone else had this experience?


#2

Only thing I can think of is moisture seeping in.


#3

It’s possible. Most likely what lleraH said. Maybe try putting a drop of lube in there and playing with it. Or just play with it as is. Responsive can be fun.

Where do you store your yoyos?


#4

Not until you get knuckled x]


#5

Then you aren’t very smooth. :wink:


#6

maybe the humidity rusted the bearing or the metal expanded. the extra mousture might habe seeped into the responce and made it flush


#7

This has actually happened to me before. I think it’s the moisture getting into the bearing and response, so it’s slightly more responsive when you use it for a while, but when you come back inside and just leave it alone for a while and pick it up again, it’s back to normal. Trust me, this has happened to me before, it’s not a big deal, or anything to worry about. :wink:


#8

Yes, this is true. I live in FL so I have many humid days. I’m not really sure what the humidity does but it DOES do something. Wish I could be more help.


#9

i live in FL and has been in the 100’s latley and it still doesnt effect my yoyos


#10

same here i live in FL


#11

yeah ir does the same to me weve been cooking over here and my yoyoin has gotten a tad bit more responsive so i think it does efecty it


#12

oooh, Science time!

When the humidity is high we have a ton of extra water in the air. Here are a few things that can happen to our throws.

  • First the string can act like a sponge and swell up. This would happen the most with a cotton or part cotton string. However synthetics absorb moisture as well.
  • Second, If you go from a cool or air conditioned environment to a hot one you will get condensation on the yoyo. Not much but possibly enough to enter the bearing or again get the string to swell.
  • Third, a “clean” unlubricated bearing is prone to rust. A increase in the ambient humidity can shorten the time required to rust it.
  • Another thought could be that the response system itself swells. Not the rubber/silicone but the backing material or adhesive.

Just a couple of thoughts…