So I started about 1 week ago and I ordered a Velocity when I started. I’ve been using an old Duncan Speed Beetle until now and I learned all the tricks up to Double or Nothing. Then I stopped learning new ones since that yoyo just sleeps for 5 seconds and then it dies. I kept practicing the ones I knew already meanwhile.
About one hour ago, my Velocity arrived. Doing tricks like trapeze is so much easier now. I barely miss one. And it sleeps forever! However, since this is my first new yoyo since I can remember, I have a few questions:
First of all, it came completely unresponsive out of the box. It took me a couple of minutes to get the hang of it since I never played unresponsive before, but I wanted to try unresponsive play instead of turning it to responsive and I figured out how to bind from a Brain Twister mount so it was ok. The problem is it sometimes picks up more string than it should, so to correct it, I throw it once again and bind it, but when binding it sometimes just picks up more string again anyways! Do I need to bind it differently or something?
Then, after I do a couple of tricks, the string tension is all messed up. Even if I just do a couple trapezes or something. Is this because it’s new? The string is way different from my old one (and it did come rolled up) so is that it?
Also, how do you wind a yoyo like this fast? I don’t wind manually since the first day. I used to just spin it with my left hand (the Speed Beetle) and pull with my right when it was dead and it would come up instantly so it saved me a lot of time. With this one though, it won’t come up since it’s not as responsive (even if I adjust it to responsive) so I end up having to wind it manually each time.
Anyways, I really like this yoyo. It’s so much easier to do string tricks than the one I was using (obviously, since the other one is a looping yoyo). I’m playing with enough response for it to pick up meanwhile, but I’d like to turn it to unresponsive again so any help appreciated.