String coming off yoyo?


#1

Hey guys I’m still relatively new (1 year casual) and used mostly Blueprint string in the past but recently I started trying candy wire fat and this strange thing has happened to me twice already but when I undo the string tension with the trapeze sideways ufo thing (does it have a name?) I’ve litterally had the string actually come off of my yo-yo’s axle. Now its pretty difficult for me to determine which way i should undo the tension so its possible I was undoing it in the wrong direction, but I’ve litterally never had this happen to me with blueprint.
Have any of you experienced this before?


#2

I know exactly how you feel and this has happened to me number of times. It hasn’t been totally a bummer but the string ends up landing in some kind of Off String Mount. I end up having to do an Off String Bind to get it back to my hand, thereby further messing the String Tension up. The best way I have found to deal with this is to drop the Yo-Yo to a Sleep at just the right time before the Sleep Loop end of the String unwinds off the Axle-Bearing. The good thing is the Yo-Yo doesn’t just wildly fly off the string. Once there, though, you’re going to have to Return the Yo-Yo to your hand and re-throw back into the String Tension Trapeze thing and do it again and again until you get the String Tension right.

I mean, I guess it’s better than letting the Yo-Yo dangle mindlessly Spinning Counter-Clockwise on the End of the String.


#3

Yes the first time it happened to me it flew off but the second time it landed in an offstring mount but since I don’t know any offstring I wasn’t able to do anything from there.

I don’t know any offstring so I’m not sure what this means, but are you saying you can actually get the string back on the axle mid-play ?

Also are there certain strings that this happens with more often?


#4

I’m saying before it feels like the String is going to fly off the Axle-Bearing. Drop the Yo-Yo down to the floor as in a normal Hard Thrown Sleeper’s normal position, Bind back to your hand and re-throw into the Trapeze String Tension Trick and do it again until the String feels like it’s going to fly off, re-Bind, re-peat…?


#5

Oh ok thanks for the advice. I’m not sure if I can tell when its going to happen but I’ll try.


#6

With standard string, using a UFO it’s righty tighty, lefty loosey.
If it’s coming off you’re probably doing too much loosey…


#7

Doesnt it matter which direction the yo-yo is spinning (front throw or breakaway) ?


#8

Can anybody confirm that this is the most present/best way of dealing with String Tension with an Unresponsive Yo-Yo? The Trapeze String Tension technique.

I can’t UFO-UFO with my Torque, lol…that would indeed be the preferred method, tho.


#9

try it both ways and see which way tightens and which way loosens. It should be obvious looking at the string…


#10

Ok thanks I’ll try it. Sometimes its difficult to tell for me.

Also correcting my initial post, i wasn’t using kitty string fat, i meant candy wire fat.


#11

A looser string shows a looser wind in the twist and vice versa.