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    hi i am sorta new to yoyoing and i was wondering if theres any way to make some yoyos responsive such as the grind machine and hectic for example. please help me and let me know
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    You can make any yoyo responsive by adding lube to the bearing. If that doesnt add enough response, you can switch out the response for something a little more aggressive and grabby. You can even change to a thicker string.

    Doing any of these or a combination of them will let you dial in the response to your preference.
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    I am still learning and I ran into the same issue. In reality the best option is to buy a responsive yo-yo that can be made more un-responsive as your abilities improve. I really like the FHZ or you can get a YYF Velocity. Both are around $20 or less. You would probably spend more on pads, bearings etc trying to make your current yo-yo's more responsive.
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    If Luke's advice doesn't do the trick, something that worked for me was to loop the string around the bearing more than once. When I was first learning to bind (on a very unresponsive yo) I had it looped around the bearing three times.
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