So, I’ve had straight-up fingerspins licked for a long time now. Matador style, no problem at all. Other yoyos, I can hop up at a slight angle, and the yoyo will spin along nicely until it eventually dies or until I whip-bind it.
I’ve seen plenty of videos in which the person doing the fingerspin is virtually horizontal instead of off at an angle like me. I don’t get how the yoyo stays spinning like that! For me, it lasts a mere moment and then the yoyo gets all nutty and goes all around my fingertip, quickly bumping up against the finger and then wobbling out.
What’s the technique I’m missing here? Is there a way to correct if you think it’s starting to veer off course and get nutty?
I’m not spinning 100% on my fingernail, although it is MOSTLY fingernail. I don’t keep my nails long enough to prevent a little bit of the fingertip from touching, though my skin is also dry and fairly tough from guitar-playing so it’s not a “grabby” surface.
So aside from potentially needing to use more fingernail if possible, are there any other hints?