Alright I’m new to these forums (Introduction), and was seeking some advice on a couple things.
I’ve had a pretty consistent and straight throw for years. I can throw my other yo-yos straight. However recently I picked up a YoYoFactory Velocity (for learning unresponsive play and binds, since I can adjust it to to be responsive), and I can only get a straight throw maybe every 1 out of 10 tries. No matter what, it seems the string wants to hug a wall (which hasn’t really effected my responsiveness yet). It’s to the point that I’m really considering getting a Center Trac Bearing for it, or picking up a Die Nasty (since it’s a $6 difference). I did read somewhere that it could be related to the bearing. Any thoughts on the matter?
(As stated above) I’ve been working on binding. I can consistently get good binds from front mount tricks. However anything having to do with the trapeze mounts and it’s a 50/50 chance of return. I feel the string getting inserted in the gap, but I also feel it just flow right back out. I’ve been returning it when I can by popping it up and inserted the loop into the gap (and this works well sometimes, others not at all), and recently started practicing reverse trapeze returns. Mainly just looking for some advice here.
Also if there were any instructional vids for more advanced binds (once I get these down). Because these are rather simplistic. Before practicing unresponsive I consistently used summer salts as dismounts/returns because it felt they flowed better. And I just don’t get that same feeling of “flow” with binds. This might be rectified with more practice of course, but only to a certain extent.