I’m Michael (29) - decided to start throwing around 6 months ago to help with my anxiety. It was something I always wanted to do, but didn’t because of my age. Then decided why spend my life worrying about what others think and went and bought my first yoyo since I was a kid.
I bought a 1A Carpfin and a 4A Flight as I wanted to practice both forms, and love them both equally and for different reasons. For the past 6 months or so I have been working my way through YoYo Tricks first 50 tricks, which I have now got to the end of. Still rusty on a few tricks but getting here slowly.
I joined as I wanted to ask a few questions to help my progress:
after learning quite a few tricks, what should I do next? Do I keep learning new tricks, or work on putting a routine together with what I know?!Practicing single tricks makes me feel like I do a trick, and then stop, whereas I feel I should be stringing several into a small routine?
similar to the question above, when I do a few tricks back to back, I get a lot of string tension thus restricting some of the other tricks I can routine in (eg slack tricks). How do you deal with string tension in a routine to avoid this?
after 6 months of use I’m noticing my yoyo is tilting more frequently after sleeping (early in the spin), but also I’m getting string tension more frequently as well. I’ve never cleaned or lubed my bearing as never knew I had to, or ever felt I needed to. Any thought why the tilting is happening now?
Any other advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated - I’m not one for learning every trick, would rather master something and learn something to demonstrate everything I know currently.