(I’ve lifted this from another topic because I felt it deserved a reply, but was not totally relevant to the original topic.)
Probably because I am.
For as long as I’ve been on the boards I’ve seen “Learn to bind” as the most common response and panacea to questions from new players having problems with a yoyo. In most cases the guy can’t even throw straight and people are telling them to bind. (No disrespect to new throwers intended.)
I think this is bad advice for a couple of reasons, one of which is that I think people need to learn the basics in order to progress well. Also most people are going to do it badly or incorrectly and end up needlessly hurting themselves. Invariably they will knot the yoyo and it’s going to bite them good on the next throw. And in a lot of cases it’s just not the answer to the problem.