Tension with an unresponsive yoyo? Not a problem. I find the method shown in the training videos doesn’t work well for me. There’s at least 4 methods of dealing with string tension that I’ve seen. The easiest is to simply pinch the yoyo string a bit past halfway, pull up, then loop your string from your freehand around the hanging portion in the opposite way the string is twisting up.
Personally, I have a difficult time with this. Mostly, I get the tension out and then it seems like almost without fail, the next toss is gonna suck. However, it’s all about practice.
Bind during a forward pass with an unresponsive yoyo? Again, that’s more of a looping trick, so you’ll want a more responsive yoyo set-up for that trick. Otherwise, don’t waste your time on it. Best I can get is I pass it forward, it hits the end of the string and comings flying back at me, often right back to my hand, and it will be partially wound if I’m lucky. When I want to do that, I use my Yomega Fireball, which is going to be replaced with an Unleashed fairly soon.
Binding when slow? Yeah, that’s a problem for me too. Comes up slow or you gotta sort of “chase down” after it. You might also want to give a gentle tug to help encourage it.
All your problems are resolvable through as much practice as you can give it. I’ve been throwing for almost 3 months, I’m not that far along and I still remember all the stuff you’re talking about. Your best bet is to practice a lot. At the same time, you’re new, you do NOT know it all and you SHOULD ask questions when you have questions.
Like what SkareCrow said, it’s going to take a lot of practice. Some things will come easy, some will be more difficult. Practice is your best bet.