Broken protostar


#1

So i got my protostar a week ago and yesterday it broke, the “cap” if we can call it like this broke and so i glued it back together but the problem is that now the yoyo is vibrating at a point where its unplayable but what is weird is that its that the same thing would happen from overthigtening but i was atleast a half turn away from being at where i tighten it normaly (about an inch of difference between the arrows) i suspect it to be due to the spacer sticking out from something like 1 mm when screwing it toghter or maybe the axle screwing only on the sida that broke . But i was wondering if it already happened to one of you here ? And if someone would be awesome enough to send me his unbroken half ^^? But yeah what’s your story ?


#2

The marks are there for a reason


#3

As i said i still needed 3/4 turn to get the mark to align i really don’t know why it broke


#4

I’m guessing you went one rotation more then recommended. In other words you passes the mark then kept turning one more round


#5

Yeah this could be possible but i didn’t feel any resistance because normally i stop as soon as there is resistance and this time it just decided to crack randomly , i sent a message to yyf to know what they think about that but still no answer


#6

Sorry for double post but also in what would it change it’s stability ? Its just a small plastic piece i dont see why there is a change like this the axle just put pressure on the plastic and broke


#7

So i did some experiment and what weird i that when i combine a sage (same thing as a onestar) half with a protostar half, broken or not it’s smooth as my protostar or any high end plastic but when i put proto half with proto half it’s unstable and noisy what the hell ?


(Former National 4A Champion) #8

Stability is how resistant a yoyo is to tilt. What you are referring to is vibe.

Can you post some pictures?


#9

here is a photo : http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2014/37/1410636884-webcam-toy-photo4.png and i wasn’t sure if vibe meant vibration or sound produced by the bearing/air but now ill know for future reference


(major_seventh) #10

Woah


#11

you overtightened it. read a guide in “maintenance and mods” section on tightening yoyos.


#12

Maybe yoyofactory can hook you up


#13

It’ll be fine. What’s broken is the part that doesn’t really affect the YoYo largely. That damage is the equivalent to a FHZ without caps. You’ll need to try tuning it. There’s a guide in the useful guides thread. Except in this case, rotate the nut instead of the axle. You’ll know what I mean when you read the guide. It’s the one about tuning FHZs.


#14

I know this isn’t major but what’s weird is that when i tried screwing it it i didnt need to give any effort to get the arrow to align but i didn’t go further cause i tought maybe it might crush the bearing so i started playing with it and had a lot of vibe commpared to normal when i will be able i’ll show a video but does anyone have an idea of what could be the cause and how to fix it ?


#15

Oups sorry didnt read your post to the end im going to see that


#16

I think the cause was when you screwed it together, the axle pressed against the plastic, forcing it to crack and fall out.


#17

Sorry to see you’re having problems with your Protostar. I have seen this happen before with the Protostar but it is usually the result of putting the yo-yo together without one of the spacers or really over tightening it or something like that. Did you buy it from us? If so give us a call or send an email and we can help you out!

Thanks,

-Garrett


#18

ummmmm i like to offer 100000000 $$$$$ for that yoyo !!! 1 2 3 soldddd for the ugly man avec d cheveux long pi qui a un chat qui sappele lili


(major_seventh) #19

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#20

^^^^^^