yoyo Mythbusters

there are so many myths that i dont know what is true and what is myth

for starters, what really makes a yoyo spin longer?
and what makes a yoyo responsive/unresponsive? (response, bearing, shape, weight?)

have any other myths, just post on this.

How is yuuki spencer such a win?

Why is the Pyro so big and the bearing so little?
Why do Japanese yoyo’s somehow play better than alot on the market right now?
Is the ProtoStar better than the Superstar?
Where can I get a yoyo made?
Why am I asking so many questions?
Idk im bored :stuck_out_tongue:

Fixed, a myth is something proven wrong in atleast one instance.
these are just myths that need to be busted…
looks like the rules… just got screwed. (insert csi miami ending music here)

You’re asking questions, not really myths… but I’ll answer them.

  1. To simplify as much as I can… Yo-yo spin is directly related to weight distribution (assuming an equal throw)… more rim weight generally means longer spin, less means less spin. A bit counter-intuitive is the fact that high rim weight actually means your yo-yo spins at a slower RPM than low rim weight… but it maintains that RPM for a much longer period of time.

  2. Response is the result of a number of factors… the main three would be response type, gap width, and to some extent how lubricated a bearing is (highly greased bearings are easier to stop and make return than freely spinning ones). Weight and shape of the yo-yo generally have no impact on response (I can think of a few cases where they would… but we’ll not bother with those extremes)


Yuuki Spencer can film 4 minutes of yoyoing in 3 minutes.