I finally got a Skyva. Couldn’t wait. It is a clear yellow one. It looks great and when it binds, I love it. I can consistently bind on all of my other yoyos, but not the Skyva. Fast bind, slow bind, long tail, short tail. Different strings, Kitty fat, Kittly XL. Doesn’t seem to matter. Once in awhile it will bind, but it usually just slips right off the string. I admit, I am a beginner, but I can bind my other yoyos (10 or so) with about 95% success. With this Skyva I’m only getting a bind about 10% of the time.
Could it be these silvery grey pads? They feel the same as other Magic yoyo pads to the touch. I was thinking maybe there was some sort of break in time or something, but I’m not going to play with this yoyo enough to break it in, because it’s so frustrating. I have to hand wind it because it will rarely bind off of a snap start.
Any advice? Should I send it back to Yoyo Sam? I saw that there was a run with a too wide gap. I wonder if I got old stock.