So, I’ve been playing my Glacier Express on a Twisted Trifecta the past month or so, and I recently noticed that its kind of snaggy/vibey. So while changing strings today, I gave the bearing a spin and noticed it felt kind of “grindy.” While the bearing spun and I held the yoyo half, I could feel the half vibrate a bit. So I decided to give it a clean.
So, I shook it in mineral spirits for 5 min, spun it on a pencil for 5 min, the usual. So, the good thing was that the yoyo played much smoother. The bad thing is that it was ridiculously responsive. I kept throwing it to get the bearing more dry (I’ve found that this helps), but nothing changed at all.
Anyways, the Twisted Trifecta is in with a pile of dead bearings that I’ve been keeping and I’m playing the Glacier Express with a flat 8-ball. It’s playing well again.
tl;dr: Tried cleaning a fancy curved bearing and didn’t work.
On to the question: Do you have any other tips on how I can bring this bearing back from the dead? I’ve pretty much lost hope on it. And yes, I get that the yoyo is smooth and that’s what matters. But it’s kind of irritating considering it’s a good bearing. Kind of a waste I don’t have a can of air either.
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