How do you get your yo-yos to stay mint??


#1

Seriously… HOW? every single yoyo i have has been mint for a few months, then has become riddled with dings and scuffs! how do you guys do it?


#2

I don’t throw over anything other than grass and carpet.


#3

tried that, then went into he house with the wood floor, got bored, threw, ding!


#4

yup same here. i also have to be super careful just to keep it mint. you dont understand how crazy i am for keepng my throws mint


(M²) #5

You don’t use them.


#6

Shorter strings. Adjust your throw.


#7

Lol i’ve hit my wood floor so often and not got dings.


#8

Same.


#9

Thick pile rug?


#10

You walk the dog with them on concrete until you stop caring. Then it won’t matter if they are mint or not.


#11

Be a very boring human being.


#12

To keep them mint, put them away in a drawer.

To keep them in fairly good condition, play them carefully, change string often so it doesn’t break.

Otherwise, just play’em.


#13

I have a habit of keeping mine, for the most part, mint. Which is surprising because I tend to get fairly wreckless with them.


(SR) #14

I have found this to be the best method to keep your yoyos mint:

  1. Go over a cement/tile/other hard surface. (Don’t fear)
  2. Throw a VERY strong sleeper.
  3. Take the loop of your finger, still holding it though.
  4. Bind.

Works every time.


#15

Most all of mine are in what I would call good to very good condition. Some have minor scuffs and none with major dings. I just tend to keep my stuff in good condition.


#16

That’s what I do, and when I’m out and about, I’ll take a plastic with me. Not saying I don’t care about the plastic yoyo, but they are easier to replace should they go and finally fall apart.


#17

Also plastic yoyos have higher resilience than metal. Therefore a ding on a smooth but hard surface will not do any damage.


#18

Rubbing gum on it might work.

Or mint leaves.


#19

For me it is being carefull and having a shorter string. I too play over a hard wood floor and have hit the wood many a time with no dings. Wood can be very forgiving… I have a Y Factor I got in August 2010 still dead mint… Just luck I guess.


#20

I use longer strings because I am very short, so belly button length doesn’t cut it (pun intended). I just keep my throwhand arm up higher so the yoyo doesn’t hit the ground.