Twas one of my first throws. Unfortunately, I had to retire it because the plastic in the yellow half where the axle screws became stripped (not the metal itself, the actual plastic) making me no longer able to tighten or loosen the halves (the yellow half moves around within the catch zone). I would LOVE this to be modified to its past glory, or even modernized (spikes, new axle, rebuilt for new style of play, whatever) I would simply like it to be functional (and awesome) again. I lost the bearing for it unfortunately, maybe I could buy another one if it’s an issue. Anyone? Yes, willing to compensate!