string tension


#1

can anybody give me any pointers or tricks i can use to adjust string tension on an unresponsive yoyo
thanks


#2

Go to the learning section and see the beginner trick Flying Saucer/UFO

What I do(since I’m having trouble doing Flying saucer/UFO because I’m still learning) is I let the yoyo unwind, take the string off my finger and let it untwist itself. Definitely not as cool as the trick, but it gets the job done.


#3

You could also do a trick where you do a split bottom mount. Then pull the center string to the side, and let it spin along the circumference of the yoyo. Sleepers loosen, and break aways tighten.


#4

ufo will not work try a sidewinder or just let it hand hope to help :slight_smile:


#5

UFO works it’s the same dang trick as side winder, but you just pinch the string and bring it up higher.


#6

thanks guys. i am by no means a beginner, i have been yoyoing for 15 years ( since i was three ) but have been on a pro level for more like 4-5 years. i was looking for something more along the lines of an actual trick that can be done mid-combo to adjust string tension. i suppose i should have been more clear
thanks for the input though


#7

learn follow, it takes a LONG time to adjust, as one rep is like reversing one throw.


#8

Okay you can use what I was talking about and still do some combo after wards if your good enough.


#9

Here is one of the most easiest and fastest way:

Go into a Split Bottom Mount (Or braintwiser).
Then let go of your non-throwhand.
Make sure you don’t let go of any strings on the throwhand.
If you look at the strings, you see 3 strings.
Pluck the middle one to the left (for righties).
Pull until you see the string spin around the yoyo. It looks SO cool. I can’t find the tutorial but I found a demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9TXl3ujGa4&feature=related
It’s at 1:13


#10

the brain twister thing is what I do. works quite well. or I asked yoshi while I was at sunshine kite company once, and he pretty much just does like a side winder thing.


#11

great! thanks guys :smiley:


#12

either use the washing machine trick or pinch the yoyo string and swing the string around it clockwise(?)


#13

It’s counterclockwise. This technique is called Freddya’s way.