What does “bind” mean?
Bind is used for Unresponsive play.
It is a trick that you should know when your playing Unresponsive.
Its like putting your yoyo up with gravity pull but you make a trapeze and then you pull down and tug up.
You can use The YoyoExpert Tutorials to learn how to bind.
Also every Yoyofactory Packaging should come with a manual on learning how to bind.
What is silicone used for, and what kind should be used?
Silicone is used for response.
I suggest buying a tube of silicone and siliconing your yoyo everytime the silicone rips out.
Pads are easier but they are more expensive BUT They last longer Reasonably.
It dosen’t really matter what kind of silicone you use aslong as its usable for Orings.
Its like Glue , You put it into the bearing seat groove and then you let it dry out for 24 Hours Or More
Then it becomes a Solid.
I suggest using RTV , Clear Flowable , Etc.
What are the different types of bearing, and what do the different ones do?
A Bearing C Bearing D Bearing
I dont really know all the bearings but this is my thoughts
The C-Bearing is the most common used in most throws.
Their is also special bearings like Konkave , Crucial , Metric , Centrac , Tarpin (I think?) Etc.
But C-Bearing is the most common used.
For an example of a A-Bearing you would want to look at a Hectic.
But otherwise You want to pick the bearing that fits your yoyo and most likely its a C Bearing.
How do you lube a yoyo and how does it effect the yoyo?
Lubing a Yoyo.
Firstly if you want to go easy , Purchase either a Thin Lube or a Thick Lube.
Thin lube is for Unresponsive play and Thick lube is for Responsive(2A) Play.
I suggest picking up a Yoyojam Thin lube if your planning to learn how to bind.
You want to grab mineral spirits and clean your bearings every Month or So and then Put a Tad bit of Thin Lube to keep it smooth and Alive.
If you keep your bearing Dry it may have chances of being Locked(Unusable).
I usually like to put a tad bit of Thin Lube in my bearings.
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