How do you deal with vibrations?


#1

I have an x-convict and whenever i throw it, it always will vibrate. i’m not sure if that’s a big deal or not, but it kind of bothers me when i play with it. i use a KK bearing. i sanded down the metal rims on a lathe to make them smoother, but i don’t think that is what is causing the vibrations, because it was like that out of the box. is there any way to deal with this?

on a side note, since i sanded down the rims, they tend to tarnish (not sure if that’s the right word…) easily. i tried to metal polish it, and it works for a bit but the tarnish comes back really fast. is there anything i can do to the rims to stop this, such as coating it with something??


(Shisaki) #2

I dont know about the rims but YYJ yoyos have this vide we call a YYJ vide and it happens with most YYJ yoyo. I dont think you can do anyhting about it. Plz correct me if I’m wrong.


#3

Its probably what Shisaki said. The plastic in YYJ yoyos can be a little inconsistent, so some parts of the plastic can be heavier than the other, thus, vibe. There might be nothing you can do about it ???

And i have no idea how to solve the tarnish sorry, i just leave them grey.


#4

The vibe doesn’t really bother me…


#5

The vibe could be caused by the YYJ Plastic, but it also could be your throw. If the string is rubbing against the gap, you will get a vibe.

The tarnish doesn’t affect play, and it isn’t bad for your yoyo, so I wouldn’t worry about it :wink:


#6

I haven’t had a single YYJ have this problem as far as I know so I must just be lucky or something.

Anyway, if you want to, you could try putting something really light, like maybe a regular o-ring, on one side and then the other and tape it on as centered as you can get and see if that helps.


(J. Lev) #7

Wrapping the axle in a thin layer of Teflon Tape may do the trick for you.


(JayVee) #8

Hmmm… I have a DM, but I almost never have a vibe problem. Whenever I throw, it’s so smooth that the rims even reflect light like a mirror. :o
But I think it’s just practice. At first, my DM was vibrating a lot whenever I throw, messing up many of my tricks. Then after a while the vibrations stopped, and its spin became a lot smoother.


#9

It sounds more like wobble than vibe.


#10

Yeah my Lyn Fury has some vibration problems too. Does it affect your throws?


(Cinimod105) #11

How does the yoyo affect your throw?


#12

It doesn’t affect your throw, but it can affect how the yoyo feels on the string, give you less sleep times and even be irritating!


#13

is it siliconed?


(TechyThrower92) #14

My Lyn has a vibe too. I just ignore it ;D