My Happy Shutter


#1

So, a little back story on my Shutter. Back in 2013 I got one for my birthday and played it hours upon hours. But I hit it on the sidewalk and it got a large scratch and some vibe. I stopped playing it when the bearing was messing up.

Currently, I picked it up and it was still making that horrible gritty noise. I loved the shape and I wasn’t buying another, so I bought a CTX and grippy blue pads. Brand new guts and it plays like a dream. The float is back, the vibe is gone and I buffed out the scratch to a tiny scar. I’ll be using at Ma States, I just felt I had to share my happiness.

Thanks…
Zort Commander


#2

Yeah the spec bearings they come with are as good as garbage. Glad you got it back, Goodluck in the comp!


#3

They work just fine as long as u don’t do anything stupid to it lol


#4

Glad to hear you have your Shutter back and ready to throw!

If I may share a similar story:

I recently aquired a Shutter and put a brand new CT bearing in it.

I was initially dissapointed with the spin times and the vibe, until I noticed too, that it was a problem with the bearing (which was seriously seized up) and not the Shutter.

A swift de-shielding, cleaning and touch of lube later, and she’s purring like a Kitten. Comfy, chilled, fun, I love it. :slight_smile:

Granted, it isnt the most stable throw on the planet (maybe I’m just a stability snob), but for the price, it’s amazing. It’s no wonder these are so popular.


#5

I really don’t understand the lack of stability issues with the shutter. I think it is one of the most stable in my collection. My form is far from perfect and I don’t have any problems


#6

I find if I have a vibey throw a CTX or any other 10 ball will take out most of the wobble.


#7

I don’t see a “lack” of stability at all. It’s plenty stable enough to do whatever you need it to. It’s just that after a day of playing with a 7075 Genesis, Draupnir, Proton, BVM2 etc, you do notice the difference.

That being said, I appreciate the price difference as well, and wouldn’t expect a $40 throw to play as well as a Draupnir. It was just a simple observation. With so many reviews on every new yoyo saying “this is the best yoyo ever made”, it never hurts to be a bit more informative when it comes to letting people know what they’re getting for their money.

I don’t by any means hold it against the Shutter. I’ve been playing it more than any other throw the past few days and it’s become my new walk-around throw, so I can’t recommend it more for such a price.


#8

I definitely hear you. I’m by no means president of the shutter fan club or anything, and I agree that there are plenty of overly generous reviews out there, but I think it holds its own against a couple of the throws you listed. Just my opinion. I feel like it’s on the bvm2 and proton level