I’m pretty much new in yoyoing, but I find it extremely fun and I try to learn new stuff every day.
At first I was using one very very very cheap (most likely Chinese) butterfly yoyo and after a lot of playing with it I managed to do every trick from YYE tutorial from the most basic ones to some of the advanced section. I know there not so tough for you guys, but it took me time and practice and I’m very happy I learned them. With this joke of a yoyo I even manage to throw sleepers that last for almost one and a half minutes (I’m not so sure that’s a big deal, but anyway
Later on I decided that for the more advanced tricks it’s time to get more serious equipment and I got me a DM. I like it very very much, I haven’t played with so much models or brands, but I really like this one. The problem is that I’ve been playiong with it almost a week now and I can’t throw a sleeper that lasts longer than 50 seconds - I almost dislocated my shoulder on that one :D.
The problem consists that even if at first the yoyo spins straight and the string is at the middle of the bearing with time it (yoyo) starts to slip to the side and tilt. After a little longer theangle of the tilt gets sharp enough for the string to start rubbing against either of the return systems and it’s not much longer before the sleeper fails miserably…
I don’t know if my throw sucks or if there is something else but I don’t like the idea that I can throw a 90 seconds sleeper with $0.40 Chinese plastic joke and I fail to get at least a minute of the DM.
For a couple of days now the sound of the spinning bearing has changed, it’s a lot quieter now, so I guess the bearing is starting to break in, but my sleepers still suck!
What causes the tilt that kills mi sleepers so early? How can I fix this? A konkave bearing maybe? Something else?
Thanks guys, this site and the forum rock!