I bought a Dark Magic and a Konkave bearing because I know for scientific fact that having the same Yo as the guy in the videos would instantly make me that skilled.
So here’s what I got:
yoyo: Black Magic
bearing: Konkave, cleaned with mineral spirits, lubed with yoyojam thin lube
gap: tightened until I feel moderate pressure
Here’s my problem:
My yoyo seems waayyy too unresponsive. I can bind, but it takes me 3-4 “wraps” to get the yo to wind up. Then on my next throw, I will often get a weak sleeper because the Yo slides down rather than rolls down (like the string isn’t getting enough grip against the side of the Yo). I see Mr. Boulay in his binding video only has to lightly bind his Yo and it returns perfect. In the past, like 2003, I had Yo’s that would bind like his does in the video, so I know I’m not doing the bind wrong.
Anybody know how Mr. Boulay has his setup?
Should I put some thick lube in the bearing? (don’t really want to lose sleeping time)
Maybe I’m not tightening the gap enough? (once I feel resistance to tightening I don’t like to force it closed because I know yoyojam’s can lose their adjustable gap)