Painful Start to 2a Style


#1

Hey guys, i just recently started learning 2a style about 2 hours ago. and i was just wondering if it is suppose to hurt your yoyo finger (this is my dominant hand)…
my finger hurts alot, and i have not been looping for more than 30mins in those 2 hours. i’ve been doing 1a for about 10months. but im guessing that does not build a strong enough callous?

im not sure if im doing it wrong or not. but my finger hurts even when i switch back to 1a.

No Pain, No Gain? ???


#2

dude the same thing happened to me but think about it. your putting constant force on your finger pulling in and out at fast speeds.


#3

It’s all in the wrists.


(George Wollaston) #4

According to André’s video it’s actually mostly in the middle finger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zy4bR6fo2OU#!
At 1:25…

Back to the OP’s problem though, with looping you will initially get hurt a lot when you play a lot, but I’ve found that looping causes a callous to form incredibly quickly. Just grin and bear it, and soon you should be able to play for ages without any pain.


#5

can anyone tell me how “responsive” a 2a yoyo is supposed to be?
a video would be appreciated if possible. ;D

my raider is not consistant, it is unresponsive sometimes and that does not loop right.


(WildCat23) #6

Put a friction sticker over one of the starbursts.