Introduction: How to Make a Simple Yoyo Counterweight

These counterweight are easy to make and are much softer than plastic- which means less pain when you accidentally whack yourself in the face!
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Step 1: Get Your Stuff!

A small bouncy ball. (Let's be honest- everyone has one in their house.)

A screwdriver or a drill.

A pen

Step 2:

Mark out the centre of the ball with a pen. Do this on both sides.

Step 3:

Get your screwdriver and stab it into the mark on the ball.
Now start spinning and pushing it around and eventually you should pierce all the way through the ball.

If you have a drill then just drill through the ball.

Step 4:

Now repeat the previous step from the other side. Push the screwdriver in and out a few times. Then tap the ball on the table and all the insides should fall out.

Step 5: Tah Dah!

You should end up with a nice round hole. Just push the string through (use a pin or a toothpick to help) and you're done!

You could try glueing some old yoyo string to the ball to make it look even cooler.

Comments

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The+Ngineer made it!(author)2014-12-18

Great idea! I've wanted to get into counterweight but don't have one, by the way, what yoyos are you using in your ible, I like the opaque one

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hvostic made it!(author)2014-09-03

Well so far they've stayed in one piece... I guess you could do that, it would probably be a bit painful but not like deadly. Funny you should say that because im actually learning nunchuck at the moment (5a noob).

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Noble_Knight made it!(author)2014-09-02

Have you had any issue with the bouncy ball falling apart? This would be cool to use the bouncy ball to bounce off the top of the head or other body parts. It would make an interesting performance. I bet that doing a one handed mount and the nunchuck would be a little less abusive to the body.

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hvostic made it!(author)2014-09-02

Hahaha. You're probably right. Still softer than plastic though.

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MsSweetSatisfaction made it!(author)2014-09-02

Awesome, definitely a nice easy hack with found materials! Although it still looks lit it would hurt if you whacked yourself in the face with the bouncy ball, but then again I'm a wimp. Thanks again!

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