I use the HYPERSPIN™ bearing lube technique, which works great, but every now and then I’ll go back to a yo-yo and it is a little responsive.
At that point I just re-spin out the bearing at high speed with compressed air, sometimes I have to lube and spin, but that always fixes it.
But I wonder – how long would it take to play with an over-lubed responsive bearing before it becomes properly unresponsive again? I’ve tried playing through the responsiveness for an hour or so, doing lots of EXXXTREME PINWHEELS and hard sleepers to really “exercise” the bearing… but it never seems to make a dent!
Have any of you ever played long enough with a responsive, over-lubed bearing to the point that it “fixed itself” and became unresponsive again? Is this possible? How long does it take? I am guessing days, if not longer!
Yes, I know, the rational thing to do is clean the bearing or re-lube it properly. But I’m curious, if you had to play through… how long would it take?