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Can a yoyo be responsive and unresponsive?
A responsive yoyo will return to your hand with a simple tug after throwing it. A unresponsive yoyo will not return to your hand by tugging it back up no matter how hard you try. You perform a “trick” called a “bind” to force the yoyo to return to your hand. There are many YouTube videos explaining how to do this.
Why did my yoyo become unresponsive?
If you find that your yoyo is not responding (coming up) as quickly as you like it is possible you need to learn to throw harder, but it could be that your bearing needs to be oiled with some Suber Lube. If you do not clean your bearing the yoyo may become responsive and will not sleep as long as you like.
What is yoyo looping?
Loop, Loop Play, Looping, etc are all common names for looping style tricks. Instead of sleeping the yo-yo, looping requires the yo-yo to quickly return to the hand when it hits the end of the string, but instead of catching, you send the yo-yo back out, drawing a circle with the yo-yo’s trajectory.
How do trick yoyos work?
When you let go of the yo-yo, gravity pulls it down. It is also forced to rotate because the string is fastened to your finger and also wound around the yo-yo’s axle. As it drops, the yo-yo’s potential energy changes to kinetic energy, the energy of motion. One other thing happens while the yo-yo is dropping.
How did the yo-yo get its name?
Fast forward to the 1920s in California, where opens in a new windowPedro Flores, a young Filipino man, sold hand-carved yo-yos and staged demonstrations to show how the toys worked. Flores trademarked the name “yo-yo,” which means “come come” in Tagalog.
Who is the best yo-yo master?
Gentry Stein is an unassuming dude from California—you wouldn’t look twice, really, if you saw him walking down the street. But Stein is actually a professional yo-yo-er, and he’s just been named the world’s best, having taken home top honors in the 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest’s 1A division.