I just got the DV888 starter set from Yoyoexpert because I wanted a responsive metal yoyo. I got it last night and it is way too responsive. It is shooting back to me in the middle of doing tricks like Man on the Trapeze and His Brother and Mach 5 and even Brain Twister. All of my other yoyos are responsive and I have no problems with them coming back to me in mid-trick. The DV888 is whipping back at me so fast my hands are red and starting to bruise. I am thinking it is the response pads so I am wondering if there is a way to wear down the response pads by rubbing them on something. I don’t want to try sandpaper because that would probably take some paint off the yoyo, too. I did replace the string with a 100% polyester string and now it’s only whipping back at me a little over half of the time.
On a side note, the DV888 isn’t spinning very long, too. When I do tricks like Split the Atom where the DV888 doesn’t come whipping back at me it is only spinning about half as long as my Yoyofactory Velocity and Yomega Crossfire and I was wondering if that is normal since it’s brand new? I did clean the bearing late last night but I haven’t noticed any difference. I was thinking about lubing it but according to mostly everything I’ve looked at it, any amount of any type of lube will slow it down, even if just by a little.
If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it. I would really appreciate it if anyone else who bought the DV888 starter set could respond.
Oh, and I can do without the “What do you expect from a responsive yoyo?” and “Play it unresponsive” remarks. If that was what I wanted I wouldn’t have bought the DV888.
Thanks for your help in advance!