YoYo responding?


#1

Does anyone know what is causing this and how i can fix this? i will watch a trick video and then go and try it. the string wraps around the bearing real fast, responds, and hurts every knuckle i have… Anyway, i thought it was my yoyo. So, i used the yoyo that they used in the video. Still did it. It’s all of my yoyos, so i have to be doing something wrong.


#2

Maybe it’s time to give those bearings a good cleaning. Could be that there’s a bit of grit in there.

Yuki


#3

What yoyo(s)? It sleeping has a lot to do with your throw as well as the responsiveness of the yoyo. If you do a slight jerk as the yoyo reaches the end (and the yoyo’s pretty responsive) it will come up. If the yoyo is brand new normally it’ll start out responsive/more responsive then when used. If you’re using the same bearing it could be dirty.


#4

It’s all of my yoyos. Clean bearings or not, it does it all the time. After I posted this, I tried a trick that it happens on and it came up and almost hit me in the face…


#5

Like I said it could be throw or if you put the response on yourself they could be on wrong. Are your throws designed un-responsive?


#6

All I get is unresponsive. The main ones that it happens most is my Chief, Positron, and Code 2


#7

Are you lubing your bearings after you clean them?


#8

Your string is probably really fat. Technical “competition style” tricks that involve backspin maneuvers are much easier to do with a thin string.

I usually use Fat Kitty strings when I throw, but recently I have ben using Slims or Nylon. All of the tricks I am currently working on involve awkward string wraps and movements that go against the spin of the yoyo. I was destroying my knuckles with fat string.


#9

what kind would you recommend? right now I’ve just been using 100% polyester right here from yoyoexpert