Hi everyone, I’ve been lurking here for a bit since I kind of got into yoyoing last week. I had a couple questions I was hoping someone could help me with. I’m actually kind of embarrassed because most everyone is so advanced, but I’ll go ahead and ask anyways. I’m sure you’ve all gotten these questions dozens of times, I don’t mind any copy/pasting or linking if you already answered them (I checked the search function). I’m using a Maverick if that helps.
I’m trying to walk the dog and it keeps veering off. I can walk a bit and bring it back, but some of the “pro” videos show them just walking it while standing in place indefinitely, until they decide to bring it back. And it just goes straight! I can do that on the carpet (kind of), but the second I try to go on hardwood or concrete, it picks an angle (never always left or right) and begins to slowly slide that way. If I don’t snap it back up inside 5-7 seconds, it flips onto the side. Is there a way to manipulate the string to “even it out” again? I’ve read that if my sleeper is off at all, that will make it change directions, but I’ve also read it’s because I’m using a butterfly shape. I’m not sure who to believe. My sleeper is definitely off sometimes, but even when it looks DEAD even, it will veer just a bit, and continue to veer after that.
Another problem I’m having is trying to learn that “snap wind” that is on the video in this site. Yotricks.com calls it beginner, and yye calls it intermediate, and all I can say is they make it look way easy. Does that usually take a while to figure out? I don’t imagine there’s any tips for that, the video explains it clearly but damn if I can get it to spin as hard as that guy does. I usually end up just letting it eat up some of the string (loosely) and winding it the rest of the way. And that’s on a good attempt. Seems like a huge time saver though and worth the effort.
I guess that’s it for now. Any input would be appreciated! Again, thanks for reading and awesome site, it’s helped me a TON since I picked this thing up.