brand new throw


(Nautilus) #1

if you get a brand new throw should you lube it just a bit to get the bearing strong for longer?


#2

Huh?

Bearings come lubed.

If you clean it, then you should want to lube it. Just a little though, some people actually run their bearings dry.


#3

How do you clean them? I have never done it. How does it help?


#4

You can clean them using one of these methods:

http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,871.0.html

It helps because it gets gunk out of bearing so the spin more freely.


(Nautilus) #5

i just got my code 2 should i put i tiny drop of lube in thats what im saying


#6

It really depends on your preference. The 10ball is very smooth without lube, but sometimes it’s nice to add some, the code 2 does well with lube being it has so much momentum it doesn’t get responsive - unless you’re using something thick.

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(Nautilus) #7

thanks sniffy


#8

Certainly.

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#9

You don’t have to. I personally like to just run mine dry because they will always play faster that way, even if the life is cut slightly. On a $7 bearing, I’m fine with that. It’ll still last years.

The only reason I would ever use lube is if a bearing of mine became really noisy and I wanted to quiet it down.

Either way, on a brand new bearing I’d wait a bit and see what it’s like. If it’s playing really quiet and smooth right now, don’t mess with it. Adding lube will just slow it down and require a break in period before you get your performance back.