You're trolling the internet, as usual, and stumble upon the new Lowkey Throws Woodland yoyo.  Wow, this thing is awesome!  It has beautiful matte antique bronze finish paired with a sleek Honduran rosewood inlay.  What a combo!  You go to add it to your cart, and there's a drop down menu asking whether you want the yoyo to be responsive or unresponsive?  Huh?  What does that mean?  Do these things speak?  You're confused... Don't worry, we're here to help!

In general, there are two types of yoyos: responsive and unresponsive.  A responsive yoyo comes back to you when you tug on it.  An unresponsive yoyo keeps on spinning and requires a little additional work to get it back in your hand.  It's that simple!  Check out the video from, below, for a visual look at what we're talking about.


Okay, that's great.  Now you know the difference between a responsive and unresponsive yoyo...but what's the right choice for you?  It comes down to personal preference.  If you're looking for a cool yoyo as an everyday carry accessory but aren't expecting to delve deep into expert yoyo tricks, a responsive system is likely the right choice for you.  Fortunately, there are a ton of looping (and other) tricks that rely on a yoyo's responsiveness to function, so you'll never find yourself being held back by the response.

On the other hand, if you're looking to add a little flair to your life and are seeking a bit of a creative escape, an unresponsive yoyo can unlock a world of wonder for you.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to the sequences of tricks that can be linked together and accomplished while the yoyo sleeps.  All you have to do is master the art of binding.  Binding is the process by which you'll force an unresponsive yoyo back to your hand.  Check out the video from, below, for some techniques to bind an unresponsive yoyo.


Are we making sense?  Do you have a better feel for what type of yoyo response might be right for you?  If not, we have one more suggestion.  If you purchase an unresponsive yoyo and find that you're becoming discouraged with the difficulty of binding, there are a couple steps you can take to turn your unresponsive yoyo into a responsive yoyo.  Check out the video from, below, to walk you through the process.


If you're still unsure which response system is right for you, email us and we'll get you on the right path.  Last but not least, always remember to #keepitlowkey!