Thanks for the various tips guys! I think I should’ve made myself a tad clearer at the beginning - I know very well that with more practice my skills will improve (I’ve noticed a trend of low tolerance for those who ask advice on response/bearings with the goal of better binds/spin times).
I was mainly looking for tips on throw technique; I’ve experimented with how much I flick my wrist, how much I move my biceps/forearms, angle of release etc, and wanted insight on what you guys felt worked for you, so that I could improve faster. Why reinvent the wheel when I can stand on the shoulders of those who’ve been there and done that?
That said, @rizki_yoist’s suggestion of practising with high-walled yoyos was great! I’m reluctant to break my self-imposed limit of two throws (till I’m significantly better), but I might just get a cheap ONE/FHZ to work on.
The other tips for various string length/pad adjustments have been duly noted too, and with many thanks ;D but for now my focus is on experimenting and fine-tuning technique.
Thanks again to everyone for offering advice without sarcasm or impatience!