Bearing help


#1

I just bought a terrapin SC bearing and it just seems to play a little funny. The spin time seems short. (Way shorter than the SPEC bearing in my dv888 I replaced it with) and when I finger grind the string catches around the yoyo. I’ve already cleaning it, is there anything else I can do?


O"MG I NEED HELP NOW!"
#2

How did you clean it?


#3

May have gotten something in it somehow. Swish it around in acetone and don’t lube it.
I have very few problems with the S/C but I will fix or replace it if the problem persists…john


#4

I was going to say that even though John says there’s no break-in, I find the break-in period is rather short(minutes).

Just play it a bit longer. Odds are your throw might be a bit off. I have days like that, and no bearing will help a bad throw.


#5

Well this is the second bearing I have gotten, the first got replaced due to being very responsive. I have already cleaning it in acetone and didnt lube it. I figured I’d try to break it in, not sure what the problem is.


#6

You don’t need to ever lubricate a Terrapin X S/C bearing, or really, if properly maintained, any Terrapin X bearing.

I don’t know how many Terrapin X bearings I have. I don’t have a single problem with any of them.


#7

I threw it quite a bit prior to sending it to you, bounced it up to see if the string would follow the bearing, it did not. Not sure what your problem is. The S/C ceramics do not require a break in period. I have only had two bad ones in 5 years, one had a fractured ball and the other got magnetized in shipping. The one you sent back was fine after I cleaned it but I sent a new one anyway.


#8

I understand. And like I stated before, I’m sure it must be something bizarre because I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. I’m not saying they’re bad bearing, I’m just having trouble with them.


#9

If you’ve recently replaced the response pads, it could just be that those need some breaking in.

Yuki


#10

Get it figured out yet?
The S/C ceramics have a life expectancy 5 times that of a steel bearing and never need lube.
One of the best throwers in the planet got five S/C’s in '09 and they are still going strong.
As I told you, I’ll fix or replace, just let me know…


#11

Actually after cleaning it about 5 times I must have knocked something loose finally. It works great although every once in a while it catches sometimes. Not a big deal though. Thanks!