Not really sure if this is the proper place to put this thread but oh well.
So, I headed on over to the local Family Dollar store and happened to see a couple “YoYo” brand yoyos that touted themselves as “Pro Level, Performance Enhanced” yadda yadda, the “Fast Eddy Looper” and “Fast Eddy Shooter”. Went on line and found people had good things to say about them. They are plastic yoyos with a fixed wooden axle. They were being sold for $3, I looked at some old yoyo websites and saw they had previously been sold for $10 but I suppose are outdated by now.
When I opened up the package, however, the sides were loose on the axle. Being fixed axle, you can’t unscrew them or anything. I ended up returning 3 yoyos out of 4, with the 4th orange Shooter being only the tiniest bit loose and still usable. The defect caused them to be very unresponsive which is no good for a looper.
Now, I’m kind of regretting returning the black yoyo because I really liked the color and would like to have 2 equal and different-colored loopers to learn 2-hand looping. But there’s nothing I can do about it now. I feel embarrassed to go back to the store a third time, and they wouldn’t put the one I wanted back out anyway, plus I’m nowhere near being ready for two-hand stuff.
Rambling done… Assuming I had kept the defective yoyos, would it have been effective to drop some glue in there somehow to fix the looseness? Has anybody run into this problem before? It kind of makes me sad that a yoyo that was good once upon a time is now being manufactured so poorly