So, one of the things that held me back from going unresponsive was the thought of having to wind my yoyo with two hands all the time. Responsive, I can snap or hand start, but unresponsive I just can’t wrap my head around it.
So finally sometime today, I “sort of” got it going. With either a snap or a hand start, I generated enough spin on the yoyo that I could bind. But then it didn’t have enough momentum to get all the way up, so I would settle for “halfway wound” and finish it up with two hands.
It occurred to me that with at least “some” winding, even though I had a bunch of slack leftover, I could throw the yoyo down, get even more spin, and try binding it all the way up again. This seems to work fairly well and I’m getting more and more consistent with it each time I try, although if the string has too much tension it doesn’t always work out for the best.
So two questions:
Any tips on generating more spin? Or is it just “keep doing it, and as your muscle memory grows, you’ll just start getting stronger spins”? Yuki gave me a great tip for snap-start about holding the yoyo stable with forefinger and thumb while the actual “snap” happens. That helps, but I’m still shy on momentum.
Is it a “done thing” to get it halfway-there with a snap (or hand) start, throw the yoyo again to get a faster spin, and then do a proper bind?