Yo-yo being too unresponsive


I’m having difficulty getting one of my yo-yos to return to my hand when doing a bind. How can I fix this?

(⛷) #2

Check your response.

Try a new string.

Add a bit of lube to the bearing.

Check to make certain the yoyo is screwed together completely.


Try a thicker string. Which yoyo is it?

(rizkiyoist) #4

Try pulling the bind so that the part winding into the yoyo is bigger. If you are used to narrow gapped or responsive throw, binding a wide gapped yoyo will require longer bind.
If it’s totally unresponsive, check the pads.


Can you bind on other yoyos? May be a simple technique issue or response pads.


I can bind on my other yo-yos. The yo-yo that is giving me trouble is a Skyva and it is about 2 weeks old. For lube, I should add the thick kind?


Is it one of the Translucent Skyvas? We had one other person mention slipping binds so I looked into it and talked to Jeff - It looks like the gaps on the Translucent versions are about .5mm wider.

I wouldn’t lube the bearing - Adjusting your bind or using a thicker string should solve the problem, but if you’d like to swap it out for a solid color we can arrange that (if you bought it from us that is ;))

Ill make a note on the page about the gap difference. Future runs should be back to the original ~4.5mm gap width


Yep, its a translucent one. I assume I would have to cover the shipping cost?


I’d send YoYoExpert an email directly. They are very good to customers regarding these kinds of things.


I sent you a private message Garrett


I would recommend at least experimenting with adjusting your bind before sending it back. You might end up liking the contrast. You know, give it a chance, before you decide.