My First Yo-Y0


#1

Hello, I have been yo-yoing for about a month and i flew through the beginner and intermeidate trick portions. I was using a duncan mosquito, it couldnt handle the advanced tricks at all so i got to looking. I orderd a black Dark Magic and some green string, i havent gotten the yo-yo yet, but have heard some pretty good things, but i wanted to know if i orderd a yo-yo to advanced for me and also some tips for a good upkeep on it.

                                               Thanks Kotyk

(Shisaki) #2

Well if you know how to bind then no, if you dont know how to bind then yes.


(POLLO YOYO) #3

that yoyo is still good if you cant bind it can be unresponsive then when you tighten up the gap it is responsive so you got a good yoyo


(JackG) #4

welcome to the forum
as said alredy if you cant bind it is too advanced


(SR) #5

No, the yo-yo you ordered is fine. i have one and it’s great. You can set it to be responsive or unresponsive. Good choice, you will love it.


#6

Great choice in the yoyo, you will be fine with it. Once you break it in it will require binds though.


(JM) #7

The DM is in my opinion a great yo to learn how to bind. If you can do the intermeidate tricks, binding will be a snap.


#8

Thanks for the input, but what about upkeep?


#9

Its a nice yoyo, a good choice. It was the first yoyo I ever used, and there certainly wasn’t anything about it that made it hard to learn, quite the opposite. Not much upkeep really.


#10

I personally like Duncan yo yos and i prefer not to bind. I think its a waste of time when you could just tug.


(Shisaki) #11

Ummm…once you get into harder yoyo tricks your yoyo will snap back at you and responsive yoyoe dont spin as long as unresponsive…


(SR) #12

Yes, but as you become more advanced, you will need to bind.


#13

For upkeep, just change strings. I don’t know what else to say except lube your bearing once in awhile. That’s a long while too. If it’s not repsonsive enough put THICK lube on the bearing and if you want it more unresponsive, use THIN lube on the bearing.


(Shisaki) #14

Yep, I bet no one can do a hidemasa hook with a responsive yoyo.


#15

You will never need to bind. Unresponsive play is just more ideal for new school tricks, but you don’t need unresponsiveness.

I can do lacerations fine with a responsive yo-yo. It just takes some skill and practice, I suppose.


#16

Thanks for the help guys i should get the yoyo when i get hopme form my job i orderd it tuesday i go home late friday.


#17

One more thing, try to not hit on concrete. I have a YYE DM and I let a few freinds try it out. They aren’t knowledged yoyoers and they hit the concrete hard a few times and walked the dog on it too. What that does is scratch the yoyo up. For a regular DM I don’t think it’s so noticable but on mine it is. Either way, those chips and scratches will hurt your hand. ;D


(Shisaki) #18

Actually its noticeable on any DM because the aluminum rings are the all raw so its the same.


(POLLO YOYO) #19

but its still noticeable and can really hurt your hand for grinds


#20

I can. I can do brent stoles and hooks with a tug responsive velocity. I believe that lacerations were invented on a responsive yoyo.