Yo-yoing is a constantly changing sport. What started as a hobby dominated by slimline responsive yo-yos for looping is now full of wide-gapped butterfly yo-yos that don't respond at all.
This instructable will teach you how I mod my Bolt yo-yo for an unresponsive style of play that you can't get from most stock yo-yos. The Bolt yo-yo, made by YoYoJam
in Florida, plays great out of the package, but it's highly responsive. There's nothing wrong with this type of play; it's great for looping tricks and regenerations, and it's preferred by most beginners.
However, the tricks that have popped up over the last 3 years usually require a yo-yo that can handle a good deal of slack in the string without returning. That's why I mod my yo-yos to return with a "bind", an unresponsive technique I'll discuss later.
For this mod, you will need a yo-yo, a tube of Flowable Silicone Windshield & Glass Sealer
, medium grit sandpaper, shims, a plastic tipped syringe and mineral spirits.
I use a Bolt yo-yo (available from this site
) for this instructable, but this mod can be done on almost any YoYoJam model that uses o-rings for a response system.