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Primary yo-yos used in the demonstration by Luke Renner were created by:  Russell, Playmaxx, Tom Kuhn, Monarch and includes a generic red and yellow plastic yo-yo. Footage filmed by Andrew Gomez in Northwest New Mexico 12/30/09. Yo-yo topic covered in this instructional video is the different types of axles found in yo-yos. The three covered are wood, metal and ball bearing axles.  This is the first of a two part series.  Part two will be released later in 2010. Music is a public domain jazz loop by Florian.
In the UK, the ball-bearing axles get called <em>trans-axles</em>.&nbsp; The other two you mention get called <em>fixed</em>.<br /> <br /> What about yo-yos with clutches?<br />
Kiteman,<br /> <br /> &nbsp; Thanks for the post.&nbsp; The same goes in the US regarding the fixed axle yo-yo these are typically wood or metal.&nbsp; The trans-axles refer&nbsp;to a group of yo-yos&nbsp;that consist of a plastic tube that wrapped around the axle and have a little better sleeping time than a fixed axle yo-yo.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Duncan and a few other companies had trans-axles in production&nbsp;for awhile the Duncan&nbsp;trans-axle&nbsp;was sold as the Duncan Trans-Action.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm not sure if these are still on the market.&nbsp; I have them in my collection but don't use them on too many occasions.<br /> <br /> Bearings are a group by themselves.&nbsp; These came out with the SB2&nbsp;Silver Bullet 2 created by Dr. Tom Kuhn.&nbsp; There may be a few earlier patents for bearings but the SB2 is the design that hit the market first.&nbsp; The&nbsp; SB1 was a metal yo-yo with a wooden fixed axle.<br /> <br /> Clutches.... This is the first video of two and I debated on adding clutches in this video.&nbsp; Yomega&nbsp;came out with the&nbsp;&quot;Yo-yo with a Brain&quot; (c) in 1984.&nbsp; These&nbsp;use&nbsp;a centrifugal clutch that&nbsp;causes the yo-yo to pop back as the speed diminishes.&nbsp; The clutch has been since copied along with the bearing concept by&nbsp;quite&nbsp;a few companies.&nbsp; The clutch&nbsp;may have&nbsp;some clever applications for performers using the auto-return action and incoporating stands into the routine.&nbsp; Scott Musgrave&nbsp;discusses this trick application in &quot;It's Yo-Yo Time! Professor Yo-Yo's Book of Yo-Yo Tricks, Tips and Stories New and Old&quot;.&nbsp; The book is a compilation of over 350 tricks from the&nbsp;Yo-Yo Times Newsletter by editor Stuart F. Crump Jr.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; Thanks again for the feedback.&nbsp; I'll look at incorporating this information into future videos.&nbsp;&nbsp;I'm still experimenting with the look and feel for the online videos.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> <br /> &nbsp; - Luke Renner&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

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