What is a bind yo-yo?
If you could master the trics in “Basic Trick 1” you are ready to try a Bind with a bind setting yo-yo.
A Bind is a trick to return a non-responsive sleeping yo-yo to your hand.
A yo-yo that requires that technique to come back is called a “Bind yo-yo.”
We will introduce some recommended Bind Yo-Yos.
How to choose your first Bind Yo-Yo
If you pull up on the string the yo-yo won’t come back.
If you keep using a tug response yo-yo, you won’t build your bind skills.
You must use a bind response yo-yo to advance in yo-yoing.
We recommend using a yo-yo that is set for a bind response from the beggining.
Made of plastic.
Bind yo-yos have a strong spin power.
You might not be able to catch when it comes back or if you miss the bind the yo-yo might hit the ground.
If it is made of plastic you don’t need to worry.
Strong spin power.
You can use bind yo-yos for a long time because they have a strong spin power.
For advanced string tricks you will need strong spin power because they require a long sleep time, and a strong spin power will help you avoid losing control after a small miss.
Recommendations for your first bind yo-yo.
These yo-yos have good specs and are reasonably priced (under 20USD)
If you use these yo-yos you can learn how to bind and other advanced string tricks.
Other things you will need
String Trick / Long Spin Oil
Most Bind Yo-Yo bearings are dry (not oiled).
Dry bearings sleep longer than oiled bearings.
That’s why many competitive yo-yo players use dry bearings.
However dry bearings are easy to break.
You should use a little bit of string trick oil to help your bearing last longer.
We recommend YYF Performance Oil (Long Spin) etc.
Most bind yo-yos are equipped with response pads.
Pads wear down with use, so you will eventually need to repace them.
You should have some replacement pads as a backup.
Pads are different sizes depending on the yo-yo.
You should check “Response” in your yo-yo’s product details to see what size fits.
Of course, you will also eventually need to replace your string.
It is important for bind yo-yos too.
Let’s Play Yo-Yo!!