Do yoyo's come apart often?


#1

Hi everyone, was wondering if its normal for yoyo’s to come apart during play?

It has happened twice today while practicing multiple trapeze to brothers. I made sure the yoyo was tight.

Bit worried its defective or something.


#2

Unless you’re hitting the floor, that shouldn’t happen. I’ve had the yoyo come apart once when it hit the floor.


#3

I’ve seen/had a few fly apart during use having not been hit on anything. Depends on the yoyo. One of them not even a different model, just a different colourway :-\ Guess it comes down to the bearing seat and how well the axle hole is tapped. Try throwing a little plumbers tape on the axle.


#4

No I’ve not been hitting the floor, so its not that.

So do I take the axle out, and wrap it in plumbers tape on the edges? Wouldn’t that stop the thread being able to screw together?


(major_seventh) #5

Just keep it semi tight, but not too tight. If the yoyo has a short axle this can happen.


#6

That’s exactly what you do. If it has trouble screwing back together, you’ve used too much tape.


#7

Not true, they can come apart just from a throw. Use plumbers tape or LIGHT duty loctite on the threads.