Yes, I have read all of the “omg, my dm2 is responsive all of ze suddenz!”
I am a reasonably knowledgeable yoyo-er but this is my problem.
Lately, my OD 54 (One Drop 54) has been very responsive. So I did what everyone does, took out the bearing, cleaned it (I used turpentine), lubed it, and started to use it. Still after all of this (and a good hour of play to break it in) the 54 was still very responsive.
So after that, I took out the silicone (which were wearing down very thin) and re-did the silicone. (The basic flowable silicone.
After that I cleaned the bearing seat and gave the yoyo a whirl. Still, it was very responsive.
I’ve been throwing the 54 to break the silicone in for about a week, and it is still very responsive.
So, what should I do?
(Superfluous fact: The bearing sleep time is about two seconds, lubed. When un-lubed, the 10 ball bearing almost immediately locks up.)