Haven’t worked much with wood axles, but enjoy my Profly. Its a good yo, works well.
I wanted to add some traditional shaped wood axle yos, and just received the 3-set of Duncan “Iron Man” yoyos.
I’m having some trouble with them, and would like to bounce my thoughts off of some of you here, so I can play better and be a little more educated:
In the past, I’ve had no problem winding up a wood axel throw just by winding it. These three won’t wind up on their own - I’ve got to hold some string out, but in doing so, it winds very unevenly, with a good amount of string sticking out of the outside edge of the yoyo.
the string that came with these does seem very thick - or its the gap, which is so thin that both sides of the string touch the inside of each yoyo half.
gaps on these are not adjustable (though I could shim).
I’ll throw and then tug it back to get a better wind on it, then do a trick, but the spin time is a good bit less than other wood axles I’ve tried, and when I call the yoyo back up as it is about to die, it will come up, but about half of the string ends up outside of the edges of the yoyo halves - like a spaghetti sandwich with the noodles all falling out!
Looping is problematic, at best.
So, trying to learn, trying to make 'em play better. Appreciate you’re thoughts!