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    How to Tell a Responsive Yoyo from an Unresponsive Yoyo 
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    Some of you may be wondering if your yoyo is responsive or unresponsive. Here are a few tests you can do to tell a responsive yoyo from an unresponsive one.

    1. Throw a hard sleeper. Give the yoyo a big tug. If it does'nt wind up it is unresponsive and if it wacks you in the knuckles (or even returns normally, for that matter) than it is responsive.
    2. Do a plasticwhip. If it works it is unresponsive (unless you can't consistantly do plasticwhip), and if it comes up and the string is in a big knot (well you get the point.);)
    3. Do any trick that requires an unresponsive yoyo to do. If it works its unresponsive and if it doesn't it's responsive.
    4. Check the site. Sometimes it will have a disclamer. Ex. Disclaimer:
      Raptor is for experienced yo-yo players and is unresponsive. Meaning that it does not return to the hand when you tug the string. To bring the yo-yo back to your hand you must do a "bind". Instructions are included.
    5. Ask around this forum. Most of these guys are friendly and have had the yoyo or can refer you to someone who does.
    (Sorry to write the same thing over and over again after each test. It is neccesary though.)


    If you have any tests you put your yoyo's through to test responsiveness please post them.
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    Re: How to Tell a Responsive Yoyo from an Unresponsive Yoyo 
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    Grinding? Usually, something 100% unresponsive won't snag on me, with perfect string tension of course. So when I throw a breakaway throw, then pop it up onto my arm and it makes it and rides across smoothly with no sudden snag, then it passes the unresponsive test for me.
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    Re: How to Tell a Responsive Yoyo from an Unresponsive Yoyo 
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    Good point. I have never been able to do grinds because I haven't had a good enough yoyo.
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