Over-tightening Dv888


(YoYo_Freak) #1

How do I tell if Im over-tightening my dv888? Cause if I like tighten it the amount that it usually takes to tighten other yoyos, there is a crack in the side that the string falls into… I can tighten it more and get rid of the crack, but it is very hard. Is it safe to tighten it so the gap is gone?


#2

Is it possible to provide a picture of this? I’m not sure if it’s possible for you to be able to provide a picture of this. It sounds like there may be something a tiny bit out of spec on the bearing seat. I think someone elsewhere suggested wearing down the bearing seat area a bit as many the anodization needs to be worn down for a better fit.

Otherwise, can you try a different bearing?

Something isn’t sounding right as there should be no place for the string to slip into.


#3

I’m guessing you might have an axle that’s too long. Try putting in a shorter axle, I think the DV888 uses a 12mm axle. Also, check if you have a spec bearing or a regular bearing in. Spec bearings have sharp edges while as other bearings have a more rounded edge.


#4

Metal yoyos can be tightened a lot without striping (although there is a limit) and often come that way. You can risk it but it is safer to buy a shorter axle.

Edit- No, wait, scratch that it doesn’t matter how long a dv888’s axle is as it would just go through the sides right? Or else you wouldn’t be as to stack the so easily. Just tighten it or use a string centering bearing.


(YoYo_Freak) #5

I filed the bearing seat on the other side now i can tighten it easier…