Fixed Axle Friday Throws

SpectraPly eHknown V2 and some fresh [kot-n] from Zipline.

Also stumbled across this @drewtetz Mystic Dump Bucket trick, classic gem :gem:

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This Spinworthy POM is Grogu approved

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Today i was throwing this mostly.

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Do you have a laser cutter?

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I got them this way.

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Have you tried gently applying a fine nail file or sandpaper to the axle to make it more uniformly rough? Doing this carefully rescued one of my one piece fixies that became really unresponsive after a few enthusiastic How Many Around the Worlds can I do into Trapeze sessions

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Yes I have worked on it some but the layers of laminated wood are a little uneven on the inside and I am hesitant to remove much because it is already wide gapped. You may be right though, I may need to do a little more sanding.

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Maybe try just around the axle rather than the insides of the yoyo?

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Cant wait!!

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Not even 7am and I landed 3 kickflips in a single bind, then a double kickflips on the very next throw! Then my string broke. Only put it on yesterday, hope it’s not a pattern.

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Throwing a similar Fixie in the fishy Friday.

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I think my wooden fixies needed a little break in time as well I felt a little catching from a wood piece. Is it possible to open the yoyo?

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I don’t believe so. F44 uses a spiral pattern engraved into the walls for response. I’m sure it’s just a matter of breaking in. I’ve had F44’s before, no issues.

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Alright guys I need a little help with my fixie this Friday. It’s a TMBR / Zipline Wood-z.

When I throw it, it feels like a brick on a string and just drops down without spinning really. I have tried to screw it together so the gap is tighter but that just makes it so it doesn’t sleep. Is there a finesse to this that I just don’t have? Does this gap need to be smaller? What is the best way to adjust the gap size, screwing the two sides together, or screwing the axle part tighter, or a subtle mixture of both? Please help because this yoyo was really fun to play with before I unscrewed it and messed it up.


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Is that a new string? If so crank up the tension and throw it for a bit or put a little bit of beeswax on the part of the string that loops the axle

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I could never get my tmbr right after I unscrewed it either. Was thinking back on it and wondered if the playing card method would work. Take just the axle and shove playing cards in the gap, enough to fill it snug, and do the same on the opposite side of the axle. Then screw on the halves so everything lines up flush, then screw on the axle caps. Pull out the cards, et viola.

Maybe?

Got rid of both the tmbrs I had so I couldn’t test it myself.

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If it doesn’t work, I’ll give you $5 shipped for the clearly defective throw :eyes:

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Ha you’re funny. I beeswaxed the string and wound up some tension in the string and now it’s coming back smoothly, but when I make string tension normal again it goes back to being a brick on a string. It’s like I need slightly thicker cotton string or something. That’s what it feels like. I’ll throw it for a few days with some super tight tension and see if that fixes it. If not, I’ll try the playing cards trick. Thanks guys!

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Are you left handed or right handed. I ask because I’m lefthanded. When I throw the string tension will slowly loosen causing exactly what you are describing. I have also found with the TMBR’s that I own some take a little longer to break the string in than others.

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