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Author Topic: What to do if one of the lines misses the stopper during yoyo?  (Read 1205 times)
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« on: July 02, 2012, 11:19 AM »

Usually I do one or two twists before yoyo and there is no such problem.... but from time to time it happens to do it with no twists. Then it is often to miss the stopper with one of the lines... if I'm lucky enough I do immediate unroll but if I'm not I finish with uncontrolled spin on the ground.

So what do you guys do to recover from such situations?
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 11:43 AM »

You could install a set of these!  Smiley

https://picasaweb.google.com/m/viewer#photo/112089401899050721821/5693948734514486065/5760641665006407490

You could also work on technique, or both. 

Make sure you are hitting both sides with the same strength pop at the same time.  Also, it is harder if the kite is a slow yoyoer which can often be sped up with a bit more tail weight.

Good luck,
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 11:46 AM »

I like to joke that the claws gave you 6 times more chances to catch the yoyo!  Smiley

They do make it hard to miss - like fishing in a barrel.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 11:57 AM »

Ah, I missed the part on recovery. 

I usually do one of 2 things, both of which require getting the kite on its back as soon as you can.

- turtle, then half lazy in the wrapped side, unwrap to a fade.  This assumes the non caught line is around the LE but below the stopper.

- turtle, then tension the non wrapped side and do a  insane all the way down to a landing.  No one will know you missed!  Smiley.   This one assumes an absolute miss on one side.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 07:37 PM »

Thanks for the reply Tom. I will definitely try those.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 10:27 AM »

Usually I do one or two twists before yoyo and there is no such problem.... but from time to time it happens to do it with no twists. Then it is often to miss the stopper with one of the lines... if I'm lucky enough I do immediate unroll but if I'm not I finish with uncontrolled spin on the ground.

So what do you guys do to recover from such situations?

Here's a tip. The moment you get into a yoyo and notice that one side caught onto the yoyo stoppers while the other side missed, you can try to unroll immediately. Slight push -> nose back -> pull to unroll. The key here is that when you unroll, put slightly more tension on the side that has locked onto the primary yoyo stopper. This will unroll the kite more easily.

If you were to do vice versa i.e. pull slightly more on the side that you missed, the kite would highly turtle -> but in that instance you would do a quick half lazy and unroll away.

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 02:14 PM »

I can do that. I call it a yo-knot because that's what I end up with.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 01:57 PM »

You can install training wheels...







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