My Triple Crown Raptor after a couple months of having it stripped out on me. Why, I’m not sure. One day I went to open it to clean the bearing and untangle the string when I started unscrewing it…I felt it just suddenly just fall apart. When trying to screw it back together, there was nothing for the axle to grab and the Raptor was toast. Thankfully, Duncan was kind enough to replace it for me, in which I swapped it out for an Echo since I really wanted one of those…also to my surprise was a shiny new TC Raptor and some DVDs (Yoyo Ninja, A New Level, and another copy of 80 Years)…yes, Duncan made me feel like a little kid at Xmas once again, in the middle of summer.
Maybe not as extreme since it was only a $2 yoyo but I bought a Peterfish Dominator last year, got about an hour’s use out of it total. The yoyos come with a short string pre-attached, and a longer string. Immediately, I switched to the longer string. It met its fate when I did a regeneration, right into the floor. I busted the hub out. Next day I picked up some superglue and some silicone. I was able to glue the hub back in and replaced the awful foam friction pads with silicone, made wire weight rings for center weight, and put the original shorter string on it…now, it loops like a beast! I still have another Dominator still sitting in its package however and have no intentions on opening it.