So first off I picked up the Violet Comp grade Amplitude. Took it out of the box a couple days ago and have been throwing it around since. Suddenly a day and a half after I got it I noticed that the bearing was making a really weird sound. I thought I was just breaking it in and that the noise would go away in a bit.
This is when the problem started. I noticed that my spin times were getting less and less. Also the balls inside where making a kind of screeching sound but a little different. (I know the sounds of a OD 10 ball screeching). Now when I placed my order I also picked up a OD 10 ball (gotta love dem 10 balls) ;D .
I kept throwing the Amp thinking the issue would go away. Now during this time it became super responsive. I know this is not right, something is really wrong. So I took it apart and let me tell you, this thing was really tight! I could not believe now tight the half’s were put together. After awhile of twisting it and having my friend try it. We got it apart.
I did a bunch of finger spins on the bearing while it was still in the half and I got almost zero spin time. I took a piece of paper tower and some pliers and got the bearing out, and then…
I popped in the OD 10 Ball and its fixed!!!
I’m going to try and clean the AIGR bearing from the Amp and see if I can fix it. This is the first time I have had this happen to me. Also its my first time using an AIGR bearing.
Definitely not a knock on the product as a whole (except taking it apart ). I do know that bearings go bad and sometimes you just get a dud. No big deal, since I just popped in a new one.
Has anyone else had this issue with a AIGR bearing or a Gen Yo?
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Just so everyone knows, I am really happy with the product and I would recommend it!