How often do you lube your bearing and change your pads?


#1

How often do you lube your bearing and change your pads?


#2

I lube my bearings whenever they get really loud, so about once every two months or so. As for pads, I wait until my are near “un-usable” before changing them. I try to make them last as long as possible.


#3

It’s a silly question, but what does “unusable” mean?
Will it not bind at that point?

I have o-rings right now so I don’t have any experience with pads.


({RTD} alecto) #4

i havent lubed a bearing in two years… so you dont have to lube them often.

as for pads i play with them till they fall off… ive only replaced three yoyos pads since i started six years ago.

its all in the players preference.


#5

I hardly ever replace pads. I’m just as likely to replace a brand-new pad, though, for the same reason I would replace an old one: bind is too slippy.

If I have a “standard-ish” string in the yoyo (sOMEThING type-2 for example) and a Guy Wright bind isn’t easy and natural (ie. it keeps slipping), then it’s too slippy for me. You can almost always still bind those yoyos in other ways (bare minimum, a standard bind almost always works) but it’s not playing the way I want to if I can’t Guy Wright bind it. :wink:


#6

By “un-usable” I mean that the yoyo barely binds and there is next to nothing left of the current pads.


#7

Every time they need it.
Bearing acts up lube it,
binds slip, or low rpms off your throw change the pads.


#8

lube - never

pads - when binds are very slippy or old response rips out


#9

I think I’m jinxed or something.
I just got a Too HOT and it’s a great throw, but I had to clean and lube the bearing after just three days because it became responsive.

Maybe it will last longer this time, I hope.