Now, that is not a colorful metaphore.
I literally want to know if you ever lube your string. I have a Yoyojam Classic and it came with (naturally) a brand new string.
When I first got the yo-yo, I couldn’t get it to respond very well despite that it’s designed to be a responsive yo-yo (though you can convert it to be non-responsive). I got some advice to lube it, and lubing it seemed to work, but only briefly.
As a result, I wound up lubing it over and over again. Over time, the string became somewhat saturated with the lube (like when a candle gets wicked when the wax or oil saturates the wick). After a while, I didn’t need to keep lubing it all the time. It just seemed to remain responsive.
Well, three weeks into it, I had to put a new string on (that original string was damn near indestructable!). Now that the new string is on, I’m having to constantly lube my yo-yo to keep it responsive again.
So it got me wondering if lubing my string might save some time and some lube. Is it possible that lubing a string increases responsiveness for the yo-yo? Doe any of you ever do this?