This never made sense to me...


#1

This may sound like a noob question, but what does “floaty” mean? It never really made sense to me. It may help to give examples. Thanks! :slight_smile:


#2

Floaty is a term that’s typically associated with light-feeling yoyos as well as heavy-feeling yoyos and is used to confuse people.


(YoYoStringLab) #3

Although Magic Johnson is big and weighs a lot, he seems to just float in the air.

Two yoyos of the same weight and general size can feel different. One more like a rock on a string and the second one nimble and light. From my reading of discussions about this topic, the second one is more floaty than the first.


#4

More mass concentrated toward the center of the yoyo causes it to feel more “floaty”. More rim-weight makes for a more solid feel at the end of the string.


#5

Okay, thanks for the help! :wink:


#6

‘Floaty’ really means many different things to all sorts of throwers. It confuses me too. There is no concrete definition.