You must get a Hardly Abelson Yoyo, problem is it may get stuck on the way up. Thanks / Regards Carl de Campos SQL DBA Business Connection for Edcon E-mail: carldc@xxxxxxxxxx Cell: 079 884 3662 Web: http://www.bcx.co.za "Blindness is Not an obstacle, but a challenge" From: blindza-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindza-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 10:03 AM To: BlindZA Subject: [blindza] Somewhat OT: Playing with a yoyo Something had been thinking about for a little while - dunno why - but got around to it the other day, and popped round a toy shop, and got hold of a yoyo toy. Either way, while it's one of those that can spin without moving up and down at the bottom, unless you sort of time movement of your hand just right, the main thing is sort of timing the movement, etc. via touch/feeling of it moving, since it can move at different speeds, etc., and this is sort of why went looking for one again, since for some or other reason, I was wondering how accurately I would be able to use/manipulate it's actions. Anyway, what it comes down to is that initially it wasn't all that simple/easy to get it right all the time in terms of timing the lifting of the hand to bring it up again as it hit the bottom of the travelling distance, and also wasn't necessarily all that easy to initially, anyway, catch it just as it reached the top of the string again, but, funny enough, it's one of those things that you sort of exponentially/suddenly start getting it right, most of the time anyway, and, yes, must look/seem quite funny to think of a long haired, tattooed biker type playing with a yoyo, but, from my side, it actually seems quite fun...<smile> Anyway, what it comes down to, and why thought might as well mention it here is that aside from listening to it travelling, with a bit of a spinning sound, it also comes down to feeling the vibration changes as the string gets longer/shorter, since think it most likely also spins at different speeds, at least partly due to the increase in winding diameter as the string rolls up on itself, etc. etc., and this means you can sort of try to time the up and down motions based on both sound and feeling, but anyway. Stay well Jacob Kruger Blind Biker Skype: BlindZA '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'