I am having issues with 2 of my yoyos, which are in theory my 2 ‘best’ yoyos by most peoples standards. I am pretty experienced and I understand what effects the responsiveness of a yoyo: bearing/lube, pads, trick smoothness, but I’m stumped.
The two yoyos are a clyw avalanche and a yyf skyline, but the avalanche is my main concern. Its responding when I’m in the middle of just about any trick. I have cleaned the bearing and let it completely dry and it temporarily seemed to fix the problem, but after 15 mins it gets loud and gets a little more responsive. I can’t go around cleaning my bearing every 15 mins and really, it shouldn’t affect it that much. I normally use a little thin lube, but its completely out of the question in this case.
The main difference between these 2 and the rest of my yoyos is that they have flowable silicone and they don’t have center trac bearings. I siliconed the skyline and the avalanche comes with flowable. I have heard of silicone being grabby for a little bit, but i’ve had my avalanche for 4 days now and there’s probably well over 10 hours on it and my skyline is about 3 months old. Both yoyos seemed fine when I first got them, but it seemed like after a certain point they got worse and worse.
I have switched out the original factory bearings for center tracs thinking it may just be my preference, but it seemed to make it worse, like the angled edges were directing the string into the silicone even more. I have center tracs on my northstar and rockstar and have had no issues with them at all.
I’m concerned because its only these 2 yoyos and not my others which get similar treatment.
I guess my question is has anyone run into a similar problem and does anyone have any advice. Its to the point that I don’t even want to throw my brand new avalanche because its mangling my hands.