If you scratch,ding and hurt your yoyo?


#1

Does it change the way the yoyo plays?


#2

Depending on how bad the ding is it can cause vibe

It it doesn’t remove any material, or doesn’t break the finish it usually will have no effect
(There is a great stickied thread in the BST pertaining to the different types of damage)


(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #3

Dings are more likely to change the way a yoyo is played.


#4

not really unless its a big chunk that has been smashed, but a little one should do no damage at all.


(Former National 4A Champion) #5

no noticeable damage.


#6

I still believe that vibe is caused more likely by deformation of the axle area which takes most of the force like the hinge of a lever, than by deformation of the round halves (into ellipses) themselves.


(Former National 4A Champion) #7

That would make sense. To test it, you can just replace the axle with a brand new one.


#8

I meant to include the bearing seat as well.


#9

Regardless, vibe isn’t something terribly important in terms of how your yoyo plays.


#10

yes it is more likely to mess up that way instead of unbalanced halves so you gotta make sure that is resolved first.


(Owen) #11

No. If it still spins it still works.


#12

I’m not sure we can go with that logic lol


(Owen) #13

I mean vibe really doesnt affect anything besides grinds so if you aint into grinds vibe shouldnt be an object. I dont mind vibe and actually like my yos with a bit of snaz


(rizkiyoist) #14

More accurately it’s the bearing seat instead of the axle, because what the axle do is only keeping both halves from falling apart, the axle can actually wiggle a bit… The actual part doing the job keeping the halves straight is the bearing seat that is compressed to the inner race of the bearing.
I knew this because I did fix my yoyos that has vibe by evening up (scraping and sanding) the bearing seat.
I personally think that little vibe doesn’t really matter if the yoyo was shipped with it, but when I get it dead smooth then someone dropped it and suddenly it has vibe, that’s a problem.


#15

Vibe is the heart beat letting you know your throw has soul.