Recently I ordered a C3 Capless, along with a Trifecta bearing, and have been eagerly awaiting their arrival. That day was today was I was excited to try out my new rig…
I looped the kitty string on the stock bearing and gave it a good warm up, and with each passing moment I knew I had not made the wrong choice. This is the yoyo that would keep me from ever wanting touch my other yo-yos again.
However, As soon as I put the Trifecta bearing in, The Capless whistled and sounded like an old car with the transmission giving out (it literally sounded like this, this is not hyperbole). Suddenly, within about 10 seconds, the spin died. I continued to give it a shot, but the same result every time.
I have tried switching the bearing from one half of the yo-yo to the other, I have tried setting in with more pressure until it locked into place, and I even tried leaving it loose. I have tried various levels of ‘snuggness’ when screwing the halves together… And only the closest success was when I tightened it most of the way but left it maybe one and a quarter turn from ‘tight’, this allowed me to get a solid sleep, and no harsh or unnatural sounds as long as I didn’t move the yoyo or the string at all. The moment I tried moving the string or manipulating the yoyo, it seems like the bearing would kind of ‘catch’ and it would start the hissing/whistling/vibrating thing again.
I tried another C-Size bearing, a center-trac from my Protostar, and the same result. The only exception is it didn’t whistle as loudly and it didn’t sound like a vehicle as much as it just vibrated and squeaked.
From my understanding, a Trifecta should work like a charm in the Capless, and so far I absolutely love the yoyo. I would not mind staying with just the standard bearing per-se, as much as the fact that neither of my bearings seem to work properly in the yoyo. So if I ever need to replace the bearing, I will not be able to do so because it evidently works only with the exact one shipped with it.
Is there anything I can do? Is this normal? Is it defective?
I bought it from yoyoexpert… Would they let me return it and send me a different one?
I am so disappointed because I have never tried out a trifecta before and I was so excited for this… And now it doesn’t work right.
I am also afraid that all Capless are like this… If that is the case, albeit a phenomenal yoyo with great play, I find this to be a deal breaker. I am not fond of the idea of being able to only use the exact model number of the exact bearing that they sent me.
Thank you so much for your feedback! I try to reply immediately to any posts so if you have any questions I should respond shortly…