What to you use to pick out knots?


#1

I don’t mean knots in your string, but I don’t know the accepted term of when the string gets wrapped around the axle twice. A ‘bearing knot’? Let it be done…

Anyways, I use this little fella. My mom (who passed about a year ago) got it for me a while back. I don’t remember why, or even when, but one day I just…had it.

Actually its primary function isn’t one that is forum appropriate, but I found that its slenderness (not to mention coolness) is perfect for assisting in my yoyoing.

I call it The Wizard. If someone can figure out why, I’ll give them a 5% discount on select items in my BST.



I haaaate my brother’s point and shoot camera; these were the best pictures I could get. Can’t wait til my T2i arrives. Merry Christmas to myself :smiley:


#2

toothpick. although i havnt had to use one in a few weeks. i guess im not throwing enough. lol


#3

Most people call it an axle knot.


#4

I ain’t most people.


#5

I call it a green triangle knot.

I usually use whatever is thin, long, and is near me. Often mechanical pencils with the lead extended out.


#6

Why not just unscrew the yoyo and get it out? ???

I’ve used scrap MTG cards, but most recently pencils.


#7

I’m the first person to say “unbent paperclip”? Weird. I keep one in my wallet.

Isn’t that one of Ed’s 60 rules or something?

@ArchersAxe: if you have a paperclip at hand, it’s faster. Also, some yoyos I dread unscrewing, like my C3 Token. It has a crappy little axle that is rumoured to strip easily. Rather just pick the knot than open that bad boy up too many times.


#8

I use tweezers. I have some nice long, slender craft tweezers made for handling paper. They work very well grabbing the axle knots; although I find it helps to understand their anatomy. I seldom need to unscrew the yoyo now.


#9

Yeah I use a paperclip as well.


#10

i grow out my non throw hand pinky nail slightly longer than the rest, so i can pick those knots with ease. works great!


(M.DeV1) #11

Do you call it the wizard because it looks like a Wizard?


#12

I try to use a toothpick unless the knot is too tight. Then I use a paperclip. But I worry I’ll scratch the ano with a paperclip. So I only use one when a toothpick won’t do the job.

The “wizard” looks like Gandalf. Am I right? A big dork? Both? ;D


#13

That’s my tool set as well. Toothpick rarely fails.


#14

I either unscrew it, or use a monkey finger.


#15

You nailed it.

I like to think so :stuck_out_tongue: I love LoTR

Yeah might wanna be careful with that. People are going to think you’re a cokehead lmao.


(M.DeV1) #16

Okay what’s 5% off on your BST?


#17

Am I the only one that is really curious of its primary purpose? Haha


(WildCat23) #18

I always carry a paperclip.


#19

the plastic part on the end of my glasses broke off, leaving a metal piece small enough to remove bearing knots.


#20

I also keep a paperclip in my wallet.