I was wondering if you guys could help me diagnose what’s up with one of my new yo-yos:
A TopYo Colossus IV arrived on Monday, and I’ve been throwing it, let’s say, a couple hours each day since. I found the bearing to be super loud(I would say my Horizon Ultra is what I’m comparing that against; I haven’t been throwing for super long), so two days ago I decided to clean the bearing and apply some lube, just to see if it helped. Full disclosure: I kept the bearing shields on and definitely applied way too much thin lube, because I’m both lazy and scared of messing things up! As a result, the Colossus ended up semi-responsive, which is to say it could come back up with a tug, but was playing unresponsive just fine. And it was a little quieter! I figured the extra lube would eventually be dealt with by playing with it.
Fast forward to today, and I noticed the Colossus had gotten loud again, and then a couple of hours ago I noticed almost a clicking to it as it spun(let the record show I don’t have the most consistent throw technique, either). I took it apart, and noticed that the axle wasn’t fully secured to the end of the yo-yo it was screwed into. To be thorough, I decided to clean the bearing again(properly this time!), and I threaded the axle on the other side. It went back to being unresponsive right after the cleaning, but after breaking it in for a little bit, I would call it full on responsive as it is now. I cracked it open again, and again the axle is loose.
I’ve done a little bit of digging, and it seems like the solution is to use Loctite or something similar to lock the axle into one end, but I thought that was a problem usually created by over tightening the yo, which I really don’t think I have. Is this just a problem some throws have? Is there anything I’m missing? Help would be appreciated!