Tip for pulling knots out without taking yoyo apart


#1

Ever get a knot around the axle? Of course. I often have to take apart a yoyo to get a knot out. But I just tried something that worked great a few minutes ago and I think it’s good enough to share.

Ready for it?

Get a small crochet hook. Works a charm, and is very gentle on the string and yoyo.


#2

I hardly ever unscrew yoyos - I usually use a toothpick though.


#3

I used to have one lying around, I wonder where it went…


#4

I use a device that I use for tapping into phone lines. These came on short leads that have one on each end. I actually use it for testing cross-over and other custom built cables via this test unit I have.

Nothing illegal.

Here’s one:

http://www.bytebros.com/bb_tester/CTX1400.htm

I bought an extra set of cables. I almost sound dating myself. I did not pay that much!


#5

I usually use a paperclip that I’ve straightened out and put a little hook into the end of.

Yuki


#6

I was walking through the dental hygiene isle at my local Walmart when all of a sudden…


#7

I just use a bobby pin.


Perfect shape and no sharp edges to scratch the yoyo.

Keep at least one in my wallet as well as some around the house.


#8

PLus, when those plastic ends pop off, they are cheap enough to just grab another. They sell in packs of 100 or more


#9

PLUS, your gf, mom or sister probably have loads of them already.


#10

Paperclip. You can use a wrench to give it a little hook on the end. Folds up nicely and you can carry it in your pocket. Super cheap too. You don’t have to worry about losing one.


#11

That’s what I use.


#12

If I have a YYF Multitool with me, I use the hex-axle bit to take it out. But most of the time, since my yoyos have really low walls I just pick it out with my finger :]

I rarely take my yoyos apart. I’ve only taken apart my daily throw Protostar.


#13

this is good also, because over time, unscrewing yoyos cause vibe.


#14

I just ordered one of these. Not to sure if the pick will work yet or not.
If its to thick i’ll just grind it down.

I got it from:
http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/whitby_sailors_pocket_knife__pk24/
for 11.60 USD

–Rick


#15

i just unscrew the thing :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

same.


#17

The thing I found about using a paper clip was that I’d sometimes forget that it was in my pocket when I went to do the laundry. These things can really screw up a washer or dryer. So, be careful. These days I use a the “Monkeyfinger”. Works like a charm!


#18

I use a piece of gimp string, if anyone knows what that is. It’s flexible, but rigid enough to get a knot out.


(SR) #19

Since I’m experimenting alot lately, this is really helpful.


#20

Straight paperclip works for me. Just push it through and pull

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