I have got a theory that could change the way you practice yoyoing.
It all started when I had a theory about the Mighty Flea. A way to hone your skills. Due to all the limitations, it could potentially be a good way to practice hitting it on the string.
Read more about it here.
So, I began to think about different ways to take that concept of making things harder and tried to apply it in various ways.
First, I tried taking out one Response pad (flowable silicone). Then I tried binding. It wasn’t impossible, but it was harder. I played two weeks like this. When I put the pad back in, I noticed that my binding skills improved.
The same concept could be applied to Lacerations/Suicides. If one kind of string opens up more than another, practicing with the one that opens up smaller first, perfecting the trick on that string, and then moving onto the other string could help. You would miss less as if you just practiced with the better string.
The idea is to get your brain used to the worse/harder kind, and then applying that to the better/easier kind. You would miss way less.
A good way to practice with this method is to have a Pocket sized yoyo with a small gap width with okay Response to bring around. You could practice tricks on this yoyo while you’re outside of the house.