First, I’ll introduce myself. I"m 37 years old now with 2 kids, but didn’t start yo-yoing until my 20’s. I have quite a collection and haven’t used them for a while so I’ve started reading about general maintenance and trying to restore some of them. So I have 2 questions.
I have a wooden fixed axle (axle also wooden) yo-yo and when I look inside it it seems that there is a string inside where the axle fits into the hole. It’s not the yo-yo string though. Is there a reason this is there? If not, can I get it out?
Another wooden fixed axle (axle also wooden) which seems to lack response. When I look inside at the axle is seems like there is a groove in the middle of the axle. I’ve tried putting a new string on it and got the same kind of response (or lack thereof).
I don’t think either yo-yo can be open or untwisted due to it being wooden.