Newbie Question: Taking apart KickSide


#1

I recently bought a YoYoJam Kickside and I have no idea how to take it apart for lubing and the like. Up until now, I’ve been using the ProYo, the Bumblebee, and other similar yo-yos, which come apart simply by twisting the halves in opposite directions. In the André Boulay videos on yo-yo maintenance (in the “Learning” section of this site), all of the yo-yos seems to be able to screw apart in a similar manner. However, when I first attempted to twist apart my Kickside, it would not budge. I didn’t want to force it to turn, for fear that I had no idea what I was doing and would land up damaging the yo-yo. Can the Kickside just twist apart? Or how are you supposed to take apart a Kickside?

Sorry for this hopelessly newbish question. Your help and advice is greatly appreciated.


(JonasK) #2

You can twist it apart. It will loosen up after the first three unscrews. It’s just really tight when you get it.


#3

It’s alright, you’re not newbish. I have a lot of questions too.


#4

It will come apart. New Yo-Yos feel like they will break, and are together tightly. It won’t break, but do it hard so it will be able to in the future. :slight_smile:


#5

Thanks a lot for your advice, people. So can I assume that this goes for any good yo-yo I use (by “good” I mean not from the dollar store)?


(Mitch) #6

Any ball bearing yoyo is take apart. As well as any transaxle… the only yoyo’s that arn’t are fixed axles (Like the duncan butterfly)


#7

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#8

Not all transaxles, the YYF Firedog isn’t a take apart.


(Mitch) #9

Wow… I see that and its kind of silly…

Well correction then, the only yoyo’s that arn’t take apart, are fixed axles, and some weird yoyos…


#10

Okay, well in any case, we’re certain that Kickside, as well as pretty much any other bearing yo-yo, can be taken apart. If this is correct, all is well and good.


(POLLO YOYO) #11

correct every yoyo that has a bearing can be taken apart