sleeper time. need opinions please


#1

ok so i consider myself pretty adept with a yoyo. i haven’t met a trick i can’t master with some practice. i’ve even mastered the ever difficult boingy boing. however, when i hear people talk about yoyos and how long they sleep for, i get confused. some people say yoyos only sleep for about 2 min tops yet others say they can get a yoyo to sleep for 5 min easy. even terrapin says that their ceramic bearing (which i have) will sleep for 3.5 min just from rolling off your hand. i dont know if the bearing i got is defective but it definitely does not sleep for 3.5 min even on my hardest throws. i feel like i have a good throw. when i bind too early it hurts my hand like hell. but my yoyos only sleep for 2 min tops. i have a dv888, a godtricks bounty hunter, a yoyo factory chaotic, a spyy ronin and a yoyofactory proton. (as of now the proton sleeps the longest even though my terrapin is on my ronin) i’ve never had a problem completing any trick (although i haven’t gotten to any really long tricks yet) but i want to maximize my sleep time A: because I’m a perfectionist B: because i want to be ready for the long tricks. can someone let me know whats going on? am i just not throwing properly or is 2 min the average for everyone?


#2

The key to long sleepers is the string twist method.


#3

@ Elephark - please make a tutorial of your snap start. That’s just crazy. I can’t get nearly that much spin. :slight_smile:

Don’t intend to derail so…

If its just a long sleeper you are looking for Elephark’s tutorial says it all. If you mean how long your yo-yo sleeps while doing tricks that’s different.


#4

If you can do your combos then what difference does super long sleep time make?


#5

Well some yoyos sleep longer than others, some can do 5+ minutes, some cant so 30 seconds…


#6

its all about technique like with my worn out pads on my yomega Hyperwarp Heavywing on a good throw can get almost 3minutes and a bad throw with a sleeping monster like my Cliff or Majesty v2 maybe a minute and a half