Well, I have a question then.
Before starting down intermediate tricks, should I learn to bind?
I accidentally set my DM2 to have a wider gap because I didn’t tighten it down enough, and was throwing sleeper after perfect sleeper. Then one of my dogs went by and killed the yoyo at the bottom of the sleeper while I was timing it(my pugs do not like sharing their time with me with a yoyo). Anyhow, since i had to wind it back up, I noticed it was loose, tightened it up and my throw kinda went backwards.
Also, in regards to that, regarding the breakaway, is he using his yoyo super responsive? I’ve got my DM2 on the thin bearing and thin lube and it’s not consistently coming back properly. For example I can usually get the first toss to come back with a decent wind. Second throw, not a neat wind and not a full wind. Third throw, it usually just sorta comes back falling into my hand but not winding up any string or at least not very much.
If I double loop the string or use thick lube, I get better results. When I practice with a Yomega Fireball, I get decent results every time. With the Yomega Exodus II, the results are more predictable as well.
Since I’m wasting all your time, forgive yet another noob question:
Does the string have to be tight around the bearing? I notice it loosens up rather quickly.
I am on a two week break from yoyo’ing because I have to rest my arm to see if I can get this pinched nerve injury to work itself out.