Toys are one of the most wonderful inventions of mankind. One of the oldest and historical toys in the world is the yoyo. Yoyo is an object consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand. Yoyo was originally made as a children’s toy, but as it became popular through the years, it was also played by adults. In this modern age, it is hardly to see anyone occupied by yoyo because children, teens and adults are mostly absorbed in the wonders of the technology. The fact that the humans abuse the use of technology as declared by Gironella (2003) proves that no one bothers to put a yoyo on and play with it, unless if technology in those areas can’t be reached by civilizations. Just like in the Philippines, toys like the top and the jackstone are disappearing, including the yoyo. Yet, a bunch of players are still out there learning and developing their skills in performing a wide variety of yoyo tricks, starting first on the most basic trick, the “sleeper”. This trick is the very first requirement before performing the other tricks. The essence of this trick requires the yoyo to be placed on the “sleeping state” where the yoyo, instead of going back to the thrower’s hand, would remain in place while it is spinning. With this trick, one can accomplish many more tricks such as walk the dog and the creeper. Yoyo players also consider the yoyo’s “sleeping time”. This is because it is also regarded as a factor in performing other tricks which requires the yoyo to spin in place while the player is manipulating it. The longer the sleeping time is, the more tricks can be performed by the yoyo players. One point also is that a number of modifications can be applied to a yoyo where it can affect the yoyo’s “sleeping time”, wherein the researcher focused on the string length and weight modifications. Due to the concepts presented, the researcher aims to examine how the string length and weight can affect the yoyo’s spinning time on a fixed position (“sleep”) which could help in yoyo modifications for further improvement in performing tricks not only for those experienced yoyo players, but also for people of any age who wants to bring back the nearly-to-be-forgotten toy to the limelight again. The study aims to examine how the string length and weight can affect the yoyo’s spinning time on a fixed position. Specifically, it sought to find out what would be the spinning time rate on a fixed position in different string lengths and weight. Furthermore, it also wants to identify what would be the spinning time rate if both modifications were combined in a single yoyo.
Statement of the Problem
This study aims to examine how the string length and weight can affect the yoyo’s spinning time on a fixed position.
Specifically, it sought answers to the following questions: 1. What is the spinning time rate of a yoyo on a fixed position in different: 1.1 String length
2. Combining both the modifications of string length and weight in a yoyo, what would be its spinning time rate on a fixed position in average? 3. Is there any significant difference in modifying the string length and weight of a yoyo that would affect the yoyo’s spinning time on a fixed position?
There is no significant difference in modifying the string length and weight on the yoyo’s spinning time on a fixed position.
The concepts of the study are presented in the conceptual paradigm below.
Scope and Delimitation
This study focused on the yoyo’s spinning time rate by modifying its string length and weight. It had discussed the methods on how to modify the yoyo’s string length and weight. It had discussed the methods on how to modify the yoyo’s string length and weight. It also included discussing what methods are effective when it comes to modifying a yoyo for better performances in practical ways, mostly on...
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