You guys were a big help with my grand daughter’s Metal Drifter. Changing the response pads completely fixed the non-responsive problem. But now I have a similar problem with a brand new yoyo.
I bought her a Duncan Flipside. Allegedly, when you put the small bearing in and flip the spacers (which is the only way the small bearing fits) it’s suppose to be a responsive yoyo. Flip the spacers and use the larger bearing and it’s suppose to be unresponsive. The thing is, it’s unresponsive even with the small bearing. And this is right out of the package, we haven’t worn down the response pads.
I swear, even with a regular Kitty String and thick lube on the bearing the darn thing will not respond. I have never had the yoyo come back without a bind with either bearing.
The only good point about this is that it does bind really easily. My grand daughter has started trying to bind her new Flipside because when she gets the bind right it works really well. A yoyo like my Replay take a bit more skill to bind so the Flipside with the small bearing is kind of an unresponsive yoyo with training wheels
So I’m confused, I thought this was suppose to be a responsive/unresponsive yoyo. Does anyone else here have one and have you noticed the same thing? Did we just get a bad one? Or is that how the Flipside really works (unresponsive and more unresponsive)?