Hey all, I’ve got a Code 1 that I’ve been throwing hard since I got it last Thursday, and it’s really responsive. It came out of the box dead, but after about an hour or so, the bearing started to sing so I lubed it. Of course, I used waaay too much lube (yoyofactory thin), so I wasn’t surprised that it became responsive after that. However, today I got sick of trying to burn it off, and bought some mineral spirits to clean out the bearing, which I ended up doing twice. Still responsive. I tried the drier lint and denim rub on the response pads. Still responsive. Tore out one of the pads. Still responsive. Eventually, I tore out both of the pads, cleaned the bearing seats, and threw it. It wasn’t responsive, but I could still bind it to my hand - which seems like it shouldn’t be possible (though my experience is admittedly lacking. I know it killed my mosquito to rip out the pads). I’ve also changed the string a few times.
Am I just being impatient with the bearing? It’s been almost a week, and the thing is still VERY responsive. And it came dead out of the box. I’ve taken a good look at the bearing, and I can’t see any string or dirt in it that would affect it. If I flick it hard while it’s in the bearing seat, it gives me under 2 seconds of spin time, and on a good, hard throw I’ve gotten it up to almost 2 minutes of sleep time.