New life for a really beat One Drop M1


#1

Got this in a BST, I couldn’t see scrapping it. I had to shave off 1 gram of rim from each half on the lathe. Finished it up with 4 grades of sand paper and 3 buffing compounds. The final weight is 63 grams. Still a playable weight. Had to do some tuning but couldn’t get all the vibe out, a lot better than it was though. I will try to after I get new pads installed and a new axle.


#2

And here’s the end result…


#3

That’s a pretty drastic change! Good job, I love to see life breathed back into beat stuff


(major_seventh) #4

Very Nice.

One Question: how does one damage a yoyo that badly? lol


#5

Looks like the original owner loves walking the dog.


#6

I’m not sure, I didn’t ask. I F’ed up a phone charger like that when it fell out of my car and the cord was still inside the car. Bouncy bouncy down the street.


#7

You could probably remove most of the vibe if you re construct the bearing seat. I was interested in buying this one, but turned away when I saw pics of the bearing seat.


#8

That’s what I was thinking, this guy must have been playing some sort of pre-hibernation yoyo sport or something (free internets if you get the reference without google)


#9

I did some work on the seat just basically cleaned it up, It is better but needs a new axle for certain. Maybe still put it back on the lathe to do some fine tuning.