First, Thanks to those that contribute to this site. The resources (tutorial vids, forum, explanations, and reviews) are all excellent and make this hobby feel accessible to us beginners.
So…I am systematically (trying to) learn the tricks taught in the tutorials area. I am (trying to) learn them in the order they are listed.
It seems (and feels) like some tricks are only for responsive yoyos. While it also seems like some tricks can only be done on non-responsive yoyos. Is this correct?
For example I can do a sidewinder and UFO with my responsive yoyo (only).
But Split the Atom and Ripcord seem to be exclusively for non-responsive yoyos.
Is this correct?
If so does this mean the tricks I can do will always be limited to what Yoyo happens to be in my hand?
Can one manipulate a responsive yoyo to be “barely responsive” and do almost any trick?
When watching tutorial vids is there a way for me to know what the yoyo’s responsiveness characteristics can (or must) be to perform the trick? The vast majority of the time it is not mentioned, I can only look for a bind at the end as an indicator.
Thanks in advance for any information of insight you can provide.
Right now I have two Dark Magic-2s. One is responsive, one is non-responsive. I am also open to advice for using more or other yoyos to learn. But thus far the DM-2 feels like an amazing yoyo. It seems to be an excellent learning platform. (says the un-knowledgeable beginner)