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Author Topic: Guidelines for a really stable yo-yo?  (Read 457 times)
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« on: March 20, 2017, 12:43:57 AM »

Are there any particulars in the specs that would help me determine if a particular yo-yo will be more or less stable than another yo-yo?  For example, would a heavier yo-yo be more likely to be more stable than a lighter one or would a wider yo-yo be more stable than a narrower one? Any other things to look at or is there really no way to tell other then by reading the description of the yo-yo?  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 07:44:01 AM »

Cheaters guide to science:

Look for beefy rims. More weight out wide, less in the middle.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 08:04:56 AM »

There are some yoyos that are very wide, narrow, light, and/or heavy, all of which may be stable. Ask questions on here if you want to know what people think about them, look at the description, and, as Ben said, look for the beefy rims.


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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 08:07:29 AM »

Cheaters guide to science:

Look for beefy rims. More weight out wide, less in the middle.

Especially if there is a stainless steel ring around those beefy rims Cheesy

Asking around is probably the best way to do it though.
Just be aware, people have slightly different ideas of how much stability is too much.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 10:01:10 AM »

I'm debating between the Prescription, Terrarian, Manatee, and Set Sail
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 10:52:54 AM »

I'm debating between the Prescription, Terrarian, Manatee, and Set Sail

I owned a prescription and I personally would not call it very stable. The others I'm not too sure on (though I did own a manatee).


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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 11:13:54 AM »

Yeah, I don't know much about the ones you mentioned, but the Too HOT, horizon, TopDeck, and QV are good throws that are on the stable side.

I think anything with 7075 should be more stable theoretically.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 11:31:30 AM »

Width and rim weight are factors. But it's a double edged sword. A wide yoyo requires a good throw or it will wobble due to poor technique. The YYJ x-convict is a good example. On a good throw it is rock solid. A little off and it will wobble a bit.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 01:51:10 PM »

If you want stable get a Masamaxx.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2017, 09:16:43 PM »

Heavy, weight focused on the rims, narrow, large diameter - are all factors that help a yoyo become more stable. I don't own a massamax, but from what I can tell it hits all of these factors out of the park and I can only assume it is very stable.

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 09:20:46 PM »

Stable generally means the yoyo is less likely to go off axis.  For a yoyo to achieve this type of stability, the most used methods are a larger diameter, medium width, lower walls, and massive amounts of rim weight.  A yoyo does not need to be heavier to be stable, look at the Draupnir.  A string centering bearing also helps add to stability, despite what many might say.  By keeping the string in the center, this eliminates the possibility that the string might cause the yoyo to go off axis by rubbing against the walls.  Most commonly used dimensions are 55-56mm diameter, and 41-43mm width.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 05:06:19 AM »

I owned a prescription and I personally would not call it very stable. The others I'm not too sure on (though I did own a manatee).


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Really? I've found my prescription to be a stable yoyo.
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 06:55:53 AM »

Really? I've found my prescription to be a stable yoyo.

I think a lot of the difficulty with talking about a yoyos performance stems from the fact that there is not a lot of quantifiable data once the yoyo is in motion.

It's not like you could say this yoyo is a 5.21 on the Gentry stability scale.

I haven't played a prescription in a while, but maybe he means stable in comparison to some of his other yoyos.

I consider my Top Deck to be a stable yoyo, but it's less stable than my Horizon.
So, without a specific comparison, it becomes difficult to label something as stable or not stable.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 07:04:12 AM »

I think a lot of the difficulty with talking about a yoyos performance stems from the fact that there is not a lot of quantifiable data once the yoyo is in motion.

It's not like you could say this yoyo is a 5.21 on the Gentry stability scale.

I haven't played a prescription in a while, but maybe he means stable in comparison to some of his other yoyos.

I consider my Top Deck to be a stable yoyo, but it's less stable than my Horizon.
So, without a specific comparison, it becomes difficult to label something as stable or not stable.

I compare everything stability wise to my horizon Wink Seems like a good place to gauge it from to me Wink


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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 07:05:10 AM »

I compare everything stability wise to my horizon Wink Seems like a good place to gage it from to me Wink


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