Hello! Im new here. Anyways, I own a DV888 yoyo, which is the only metal responsive yoyo I could find. It is epic. For the most basic tricks its fine. However, when I try to land the yoyo on the string (for instance: man on flying trapeze) the yoyo slows down really fast, and occasionally catches on the second string causing the yoyo to hit me. I thought this was normal. I purchased my brother a Sage yoyo (because I am a cheapskate) which is a standard responsive plastic yoyo, and tried out Double or Nothing. Lo and behold, it worked like a charm. No slowdown, no catching, no nothing. I examined the differences. The Sages response pads didn’t stick out like the DV888’s replacement response pads (I got replacements), and yet was still responsive. I could just purchase a sage, but I really like metal, so does anyone have any tips to make the DV888 not rub against the string during string tricks? I do lube it with thick lube. Am I using to much? Did I get the wrong response pads?
The yoyo: https://yoyotricks.com/shop/yoyo-store/yoyo-brands/yoyofactory/dv888-yoyo/
The replacement pads: https://yoyotricks.com/shop/yoyo-store/yoyo-brands/yoyofactory/yyf-response-pads-slim-thick/
The Lube: https://yoyotricks.com/shop/yoyo-store/yoyo-mods-maintenance/yoyo-lube/yotricks-thick-yoyo-lube/
Thanks in advance! I look forward to getting into unresponsive play (once I can do basic string tricks)
TLDR; DV888 yoyo is rubbing against string during string tricks, making it slow down a ton. Help!