Been throwing a modern, unresponsive yoyo for a few months. All of the sudden, yesterday, it became rather responsive (tug high enough and it would even return).
I cleaned the bearing thoroughly with lighter fluid, wiped down the bearing seats, no change. So I decided to change the string.
Now, I never change strings, but I did notice there was a little wear. Didn’t look bad, but you could tell the difference between the old and new strings.
Well, that did the trick. Yoyo is completely unresponsive now. I really didn’t know that string could have this effect, as this is the first time I’ve had this problem. I have a lot of yoyos, and each doesn’t get a great deal of time, but I’ve been throwing this one consistently over the last…maybe 3 months.
Just curious to hear any of your thoughts or experiences with string, as I know little about string other than buying a good brand.
Both strings (old and new) were normal Kitty Tall. Yoyo was an Iceberg.