Is there a way to tell if there is a kinc in your string.


#1

When I throw down really hard for a good sleeper and the yoyo comes straight up and hits me in the face. How can I avoid that. It hurts. And when i make a muscle and throw it. (Idk what is it called at this moment) it comes and hits me. Andre Bouley knows when it is there and when it isn’t. How can I do that. Help please.


#2

Don’t throw that hard :slight_smile:

As you get better you will get a feel for wether your last bind was a kink or not.

If you think that there might be a kink, just throw softly, and see if there is or not.

Best of luck!


(DOGS) #3

When your binds aren’t as trustworthy as they can be, or when you get a particularly sketchy bind, you generally don’t want to throw at full speed until you know that the yoyo is going to unspool properly and /safely/.

You want to learn what’s called a “safety throw”, which is just a light frontstyle sleeper throw to make sure that the wind is “clean.” If you have a snagged or backwound portion of string, the yoyo will run partway down the string, thunk, and then climb the string. If there isn’t a knot-- just a snag or other kerfuffle-- you may have to safety throw a couple times before it fully unwinds into a spin.

Combine this technique with bind practice, and you’ll be throwing both clean and safe.


#4

Very well put D O G S


#5

After awhile you will get a feel for it and you will know that you have one. If you have even the slightest suspicion of it, then just do a safety throw Like D O G S said and you should be ok. Sometimes they will sneak up on you, and then you need to activate your Matrix reflexes.


#6

Wish I had them matrix reflexes! (Cough cough dv888 to the eye cough cough)


#7

Had that happen to yah ea whoth3man? Your not the only sunken ship when it comes to that.


#8

Yep, I was hit in the eye. Everything looked like a foggy window out of that eye.


#9

Reflex. Move out of the way and regen.


#10

Safety throw, bro. And lots of practice.