Dings, dings everywhere. This seems to be coming up a lot lately. But why do they matter?
Let’s presume that,
- you have a metal yoyo (or multiple metal yoyos) that you have no intention of ever selling, so resell value isn’t a concern.
- you recognize that a metal file and sandpaper will take care of the sharp edges of dings
- you also know that it typically takes a boatload of damage and serious impacts to introduce wobble or destroy a yoyo
If we start with these basic presumptions, what makes dings such a big deal? Aren’t we rather chaining ourselves to a fruitless and tiresome pursuit by trying to keep something we fling around over concrete in pristine condition? Even if we only play inside and over carpet, strings snap from time to time, so there’s no foolproof way of protecting a yoyo forever, unless you play only in a padded room or don’t play them.
I present for your consideration some thoughtful pieces on this topic:
So seriously - what’s the big deal?