I’m pretty new (only been messing around for about a month) and I’m having problems getting long sleepers. What I’m finding is that the yoyo is beginning to rotate anti-clockwise looking down on it after about 30 seconds of sleeper and by just over a minute the string is hitting one wall and the yoyo eventually stalls and begins to UFO. I have caught the yoyo just before it stalls and checked string tension and it is very slightly tight but I wouldn’t have thought it to have been troublesome.
I get rid of tension either by spinning the yoyo or holding the yoyo without the string on my finger and pulling down the string to untwist it but the yoyo still rotates.
I have worked out that if I wind the yoyo with the string attached to my finger after getting rid of string tension that I actually tighten it by winding so I’ve tried winding without the string attached but this didn’t seem to help either.
I’ve also found that loosening the string to the level that it begins to not itself up when I slacken the string, then wind has allowed me to throw a sleeper that lasted about 3 minutes 45 seconds but I’m sure I shouldn’t be playing with a string that knots itself up like that.
Anyone got any advice for a complete beginner?
For reference, I’ve been using a Dark Magic 2 with responsive bearing for about a month and have switched in the last week or two to unresponsive and I’m using a KK bearing.