Protostar sleep time


#1

I just got myself a protostar after not throwing for about 15 years. It’s pretty nice but I can’t get a sleep much over 40-50 seconds. Is this average for these? Thanks!!


#2

If you’re not adjusting the tilt through the string I’d say 40-50 seconds is fine, but there still could be some room for improvement.


#3

I would say try cleaning the bearing, but it’s a protostar, so good luck with that!

Honestly though, if it’s been a while or you’re pretty new in general, it could just be your throw. It’ll come with practice, just give it time.


#4

What other YoYos do you have and how long do they spin?


#5

Right now I just have the Protostar that I got about a week ago. I have some older yoyos that I used years ago. Yomega raider, Henry’s Viper. I had a Sleep Machine that I cannot locate and I had an SB2 that I must of got rid of or lost over the years. I think yoyoing is like riding a bike, even with long breaks in between it still feels pretty natural. I haven’t done it consistently for probably 15 years so it’s been a while, back then split the atom was like the pinnacle of yoyo tricks. I could do all of those tricks and still can pretty easily. I was never any good at overhead tricks or looping tricks though.


#6

The first big difference is the massive gap. It’s going to throw differently and feel pretty different on the string. How is your bind? You will generate more spin with a tight bind or even wind.

40-50 seconds should get you through any trick in the book. Shooting for a sleep record, someone trained could probably get 6+min with the same equipment with not tuning. Don’t mess with the yoyo. It sounds fine.

Welcome to ‘modern’ yoyoing!


#7

I tried to adjust the string during the sleep tonight to keep it balanced and got 3 minutes 21 seconds! Not realistic during actual play but still pretty cool.


#8

That sounds about right, on a regular throw I can get around the same time as you on a protostar.


#9

1 minute 1 throw on a Protostar with tonnes of tricks. Pretty darn impressive for a plastic/hybrid if you ask me.  :slight_smile: