I have been reading up a lot of old threads on the forum and found a great quote from the great @Markmont.
Which got me thinking, while I am in the school of thought for most hobbies that the game/skill/tricks itself is hard enough why make it harder on yourself use the tools that gives you the easiest way to learn.
But at the same time I do notice that sometimes my tricks are not smooth as I am not maintaining string tension the whole time and ruining what little flow I have.
So while I still plan on learning new tricks on easier yoyos i.e. a modern unresponsive yoyo built for stability and power like the Dove I’m currently using or the VTWO that is on the way.
But I do see a lot of wisdom in Markmont’s advice and I plan on incorporating it into my practice by practicing tricks I can already do on a responsive yoyo to smooth things out and learn to feel the yoyo and strings better.
Coincidentally while contemplating modifying one of my existing yoyos to play responsive, I found a yoyo I had from a while back that I gave my daughter to play with. Perfect! I can use this to pick up and try unresponsive.
But curious to what this yoyo actually is.
Anyone can tell me what I am looking at from just the photos? (I don’t remember buying this one, and I vaguely remember receiving it as secret Santa from one of the forums back then)