Hello I am new here. Obvious because of the number of posts I have. I used to yo-yo in the late 80’s and early 90’s and remember when I got my first Yomega Brain. I thought it was awesome, and played a lot better then the imperial and butterfly I had at the time. It has been a few years since then and I picked up another brain a few months ago and caught the bug again. Now, here I am.
On to the question. I have had my Dark Magic 2 for about 5 days now. I must say it is pretty awesome. Blows the Metal Drifter I was using to that point away. Anyway, the first few days I had no problems with it at all, but then yesterday I got my first ding in it. Two small scratches, one on each of the rings. Well, I didn’t notice it before but now after it sleeps for about 20 seconds it starts to lean to one side. I don’t want to think that it is my throw because I didn’t have this problem before, and I can throw it to lean to the opposite side of the lean and eventually it will start to lean back to the other direction. I did notice that when I replaced the string today that the halves are not lining up to the scratch marks and I don’t know if the axle is not lined up properly. Is this a flaw in my throw? Do I need to put the yo-yo back together a certain way that I am unaware of? I did a brief search but came up empty other than “work on your throw”. Sorry if this question is beating a dead horse.
Thanks for all the help.
Edit to add: I don’t know if this information makes a difference but I am using 100% Poly strings and the wide bearing. Also, until yesterday I had the string double looped around the bearing (habit from Metal Drifter to make it more responsive) then realized the yo-yo will perform better with a single loop and changed it.