OD Benchmark Responsiveness Issue.


#1

On Monday, when I got my Benchmark V in the mail I was playing with it normally. After a couple minutes, I decided to put some thin lube in it in case the bearing came in the mail dry. I put one drop in, and the yoyo became responsive when I put it back together (I know about breaking in lube). I thought that after a little while it would become unresponsive, but after 2-3 hours of throwing, it stayed responsive. Finally today I picked up some mineral springs to clean the whole bearing out. I went through the process and made sure to put in as little lube as possible this time (put a small drop on a needle), but after throwing for a couple more hours it is still responsive. Any clue how I should fix this? The lube I’m using is YYJ thin.


#2

Try cleaning it and not using any lube. The most common cause of response is lube.


#3

I’ve used this lube on other unresponsive yoyos and they became unresponsive, albeit it took a little while to break the lube in.


#4

yup.


#5

I mean as in the lube worked fine with my other yoyos, but for some reason this one is not working with it and I’m not sure why.


#6

Update: I cleaned out the bearing again (completely dry) and it is still responsive.


#7

Have you tried using anything else to clean it? It may be that there’s something in the bearing. Otherwise, if you have another bearing of the same size (benchmarks use a C) you could try to pop that in for the time being. I honestly Don’t know why you’d be having bearing problems with a new throw but it may be you just had some bad luck.


#8

I just popped in another bearing I had from my N12 and the Benchmark works fine now. At least that confirms that it is 100% the bearing that is the issue. Still need to find out what to do about the bearing though…


#9

PM me your shipping address and I’ll send you a new one.


#10

I always seem to have this same problem with my ten balls, but never in non OD yoyos, but play does seem to help some.


#11

I’ve had this Exact same problem with two of my KonKave bearings; lube made them totally responsive… Cleaned them thoroughly with OMS and they’re still responsive. It’s a shame because I love the KonKaves, but since then I have resorted back to my dry center tracks. (´Д` )


#12

Many of the times it is because there is a stubborn piece of dirt stuck in there. I had this problem with my 10 ball, but after several different methods of vigorous cleaning, air drying, and dremel spinning, I finally got it out. Of course, if the problem remains after several cleanings with lots of shaking, contact OD and they would gladly replace it. They aren’t a company who skimps on customer service


#13

Try paper cleaning. It’s great for getting gunk out. After the initial solvent cleaning, it’s the only cleaning method I use.