pads


#1

i have know idea where to put this but i got a pgm a few days ago and it wouldn’t spin more than 30 seconds some i took it apart and in the pads there is about 3 little nicks in them like they didn’t form right would that make a yoyo not spin long?and i have put a broken in ct in it and still does that


(Jei Cheetah) #2

It wouldn’t make a difference at all really unless they were really sticking out. If that was the case, you could really feel them rubbing against the string, which I doubt is happening.

From your speaking of spin times I will assume you are new, just keep working on your throw as I don’t think the yoyo is the problem here.

J


#3

i don’t think it is my throw i have been throwing for about a year so could it just be the diff. weight and shape from what im use to


#4

Are the pads swelled looking? If they are then they got exposed to moisture, and should be replaced.


#5

no they have like small “grooves” in them like going into them not out like they have been cut down put only im some places


(DOGS) #6

Moisture really won’t do much at all. I’ve had my PGM in my shorts all day at a water park, and the bearing and pads were just fine. Just make sure it’s dried off before it’s left to sit for a long time.


#7

I know from personal experience that they will swell if they ate directly exposed.

Back on topic if you feel like the pads play poorly switch them out.


#8

Just change the pads and see if that takes care of it.


#9

Did you check the bearing?


(JonasK) #10

Unless you actually feel the string rubbing against the pads while spinning, it is probably your bearing or your throw.


#11

got it fixed thanks


#12

Going back to a few posts about water affecting response pads:

First, I can’t entirely see this. If they are adhesive backed and not a sealed fit to the response recess, then I could see the water penetrating and causing the adhesive to be less effective.

Depending on the material used, it might be somewhat porous.

However, if it’s flowable or RTV silicone, I can’t see how this would be affected by water or moisture since it’s supposedly waterproof. But I would assume perhaps incorrectly that most replaceable response systems are some sort of rubber or rubber-like product. I know some yoyos use cork pads

My only complaint about all this “quick to replace pads” is the costs. Granted, they last a long time and I’m not one to be cheap, but I kinda have an issue with swapping pads so quick. But I’m also moving to using flowable silicone in my yoyos that can use it going forward.


#13

MY protostar’s pad’s swelled, and swelled. I geuss it did not like them. :-\


#14

How lond did they swell? Maybe it was a “than time of the month” kind of thing?

My Popstar’s pads seem fine. But, I don’t go dunking my yoyos in a bucket of water either!


#15

I had it for about two weeks when it happend. Yes, this is my only yoyo that this has happened to.


#16

Ummm, so what was the problem.

It’s considered sorta considerate and all to say what the fix was after you come around asking for advice.


#17

it kinda fixed it’s self i think it was just the diff. from my other throw


#18

That can make sense. I change yoyos frequently so I never get too comfortable. I find this helps keep my throw more consistent in general as well as my technique. Plus, it gives me an excuse to throw more and enjoy my entire collection.