So I love looping, but I haven’t been able to pick up planet hops. They are pretty difficult, but what’s more is I think my yo-yo’s are making it harder.
I have the Oracle, and the Loop 1080, and those are both actually pretty difficult to consistantly loop with compared to my third one, a Tom Kuhn No-Jive, a fixed axle wood yo-yo. Looping with this relic is SO MUCH EASIER compared to the two modern yo-yos. The only downside is that it’s not quite as responsive when I screw up a trick and try to recover. Winding it up is difficult to do with tricks compared to the modern ones, but still, looping and hopping the fence and so forth are really smooth. With the modern looping yo-yos, the yo-yo frequently flips sideways and doesn’t come back (easily). (Though I will say my Oracle has some really worn-out break pads or whatever you call them)
I might be doing something wrong but it seems like the No-Jive just has vastly superior control over my other two modern looping yo-yos. It really burns through strings though. Anyway…
Considering this, are there any modern looping yo-yos that would control like the No-Jive? Is it because it’s fixed axle? Because it’s wider? Wood? The string? Any advice would be appreciated.