Atlas YoYo Precession


#1

Hello everyone. I have an Atlas and unfortunately I have dinged it a few times. I am now noticing that it has quite a lot of precession to it (it is turning a lot when I’m doing tricks, especially at lower speeds).

Is there anything I can do to fix this? Thanks!


#2

Depends on the dings. If they aren’t too deep you could send it to a modder for rim repair or you could do it yourself if you are feeling adventurous


#3

Does it have a lot of vibe?


#4

I haven’t checked vibe with my fingernail. When I throw it it feels smooth like very little vibe. It has just recently started turning more. If I throw a breakaway and just let it spin it will start to turn inward toward me. I don’t know is something is off balance now or not. The dings are not severe dings so I don’t think that is what is doing it but I could be wrong.


#5

Dings won’t cause your yo-yo to slow down or start turning. Try cleaning the bearing.


#6

Cool I will try that! Thanks!


#7

Concave bearing?


#8

Yep concave bearing. Spin time is just very low. I tried cleaning bearing (taking shield off, letting sit in lighter fluid, even used a little paper cleaning method) but it didn’t seem to make much difference in spin time.


#9

How long have you been using it? Maybe the pads have worn out a bit.


#10

I got it around March. I’ve used it quite a bit since. Pads have worn a bit, but how does this affect it?


#11

The string doesn’t grip the pads as well, and when you throw it the yoyo doesn’t spin when it unspools, leading to problems with spin times


#12

I would bet your pads are low and you are not getting good rpm’s off your throw.


#13

I think y’all are right and the pads are the issue. I’m going to order some new ones and see if this is it!