One drop 10 ball suddenly really loud


#1

So I was unscrewing my mantis to get a knot out, this was my first time having to unscrew the yoyo. So all I did was take out the bearing and put it back in, screwed the Yoyo back together, but after about like 10-15 throws the bearing suddenly got really loud and barely spun compaired to how silent and long spinning it just was. I have thrown it more times before I had unscrewed it though. Does the 10 ball just need to be cleaned and lubricated?


#2

I’ve noticed they have a “break in” where they go Loud and quiet back down. When it begins getting loud, I de-shield the bearing and slightly lubricate it and throw it a few more times. I would throw a few more times and see if the sound changes before messing with the bearing though.

-bbdave-


#3

This has happened to all of my OD ten balls, I just put a lot of lube on and play thru it


#4

Ok thanks guys :smiley:


#5

Sometimes it helps if I just gyro it alot


#6

I can’t get the C clip out. Any advice for that to would be nice :slight_smile:


#7

Gyro the yoyo before you clean it. It’s helped my bearings you might as well try👍


#8

I use a clothes pin I bent to use as a deshielding tool or use a needle. You want to get underneath the c clip where the point of the end of the c clip is facing the inside of the bearing. Looks like a triangle point

-bbdave-


#9

Oh thanks Caden I tried but it didn’t really help.
I got the C clip out and put some monkey finger lube in it. The noise is down but not as quiet at before. I hope the good spin time will return. Also, do one drop 10 balls rust if you touch them with mildly sweaty hands?


#10

No you are fine, allow the new lube to break in. I only add a pin drop at a time

-bbdave-


#11

You can find how to get the c clip out here: Useful modification & maintenance guides - Axles,Clean, repair, tune, fix yoyos


#12

Thanks guys. It’s back to normal sound wise and I think that the bearing spin time will come back too. :slight_smile: