String tension on an unresponsive Yo-Yo


#1

My Lyn Fury is unresponsive and I have my Velocity set for unresponsive as well. How do I adjust string tension on them without taking the string off my finger? I can sidewinder my responsive yo-yo, but I kind of suck at UFO, usually only landing it 2 or 3 out of 10 times. Does anyone have a good video showing me how to adjust string tension on an unresponsive yo-yo. I have been on Ibanezcollector’s site, checking out his excellent collection of videos. All of them are there except for the Unresponsive Sidewinder video, just my luck. ;D

Any help is greatly appreciated.


(SteveYoYos (Steven)) #2

Heres a way.  not really a tutorial but it’s easy.  Simply pinch the string above the yoyo slack off and you can see you have bad string tension so do a circle motion with your hand around the yoyo and it will fix it.  If it doesn’t try turning the other way.  heres the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5xajwiVsR0


#3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlQfcll1PLQ

It works.


#4

Perfect, both of those were exactly what I was looking for. Thank both.


(SteveYoYos (Steven)) #5

Your welcome. If you need any help with anything else just ask!

~Steven


#6

Also, if you want it from my perspective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9JwdfT_UKw&feature=channel_page


#7

Will do. I use a yo-yo in class with my third grade students to demonstrate the concepts of forces, motion, and simple machines. This is an extra little trick that I can use to show them friction. It also keeps me looking cool with my students. 8)


#8

You are a teacher? So is Phiz! haha.


#9

Good to see that more teachers are using yo-yo’s as a stress relief. :smiley:

Samad, your string tension technique seems to work best for me. Thanks for posting that video.