So I got my Avante Garde in my Mystery Box yesterday. Managed to get the Colorway i wanted! Today i was finally able to throw it. Sad news. On first throw it was responsive. Ok w/e, that happens with new bearing sometimes. So upon further investigation. I noticed a small gap between the bearing and the yoyo. I assumed that it just wasn’t seated properly and tried to push it the rest of the way on. Man was that a terrible idea. It took a lot of force to get the the rest of the way in. So much so that I probably shouldn’t have done it. So I put the yoyo back together and gave it a throw and the bearing didn’t spin at all. It returned immediately. Uh Oh. Here is where it gets really bad. I took the yoyo back apart and I could get the bearing out, i tried my tool, pliers and freezer (at first 15 minutes, the 30, then 45) and nothing worked. I managed to work a small gap back underneath the bearing and got it off with a small screwdriver. I’m posting here and not contacting Andre because I believe that I damaged the yoyo trying to remove the bearing. I’m afraid to go any further. Any suggestions with be greatly appreciated.
I was trying to post other pictures but imgur stopped working for some reason. (reddit must be clogging lol)