Basics & Undermount Stall!
Hi! I'm Ed Haponik. Welcome to the Fixed Axle "Learn" section, and thanks to Yoyoexpert.com and Andre for having this on here. Basically, fixed axle yo-yo's are the original yo-yo. They don't have any moving parts. They don't have a transaxle or ball bearing axle that allows them to spin for a long time, so when you throw a Sleeper, it;s going to give you a couple of seconds and then it's going to spin out. So you don't have a lot of time to work with. For that reason, for a long time, fixed axle yo-yo's have kind of been seen as a beginner's tool. You throw a Sleeper, and then you pull it back. Or you throw a Forward Pass, and then you bring it back. Maybe a couple of Loops, but beyond that, it's been perceived that you're not going to do very advanced tricks. That's not so much the case anymore, because you have people who are coming up with tricks that are a little bit more advanced and that suit fixed axle really well. One of those examples is stalls. Stalls are tricks where the yo-yo is in a mount in space, but it's not spinning (obviously this yo-yo is not spinning right now).And since it's not spinning I can move it around a little bit off plane, and its angular momentum doesn't cause it to stay rigid in space as it would with a spinning yo-yo. So unlike a ball bearing yo-yo or a modern unresponsive yo-yo, you can have a little bit more freedom once you're in a stall. You can take a minute. You can come up with a mount within the stall. You can throw the stall around. You can do a lot of things with it. So fixed axle yo-yo's kind of offer their own challenge. They're not really basic tools unless you treat them that way.