Alright guys, it seems like I need help again ;D (Continues from my IB thread, because it seems like it would be more useful here.)
Okay, so here’s the background:
-I’m currently working my way through the String Trick Ladder for my project, without many technical problems with my yoyo. I got to Pop n’ Fresh, and when I get to the part where you lift your hands and try to pop the yoyo up (before you switch hand placements), the yoyo snaps to my hand. I keep trying it over and over, with the same result (and the same pain, lol :-X)
-After this, I guessed that the string might have tension, so I let the yoyo spin out to reduce string tension. Then I threw a Sleeper, expecting that when I flicked my wrist up, the yoyo would not come back up. Unfortunately, during some of my flicks the string built up and the yoyo came back. Note, my yoyo is not supposed to be responsive at all.
So, I asked this question on my project topic and somebody suggested:
a. There was no knot, so I ruled that one out
b. The part where he says the strings rubbing the response the wrong direction: I am not really sure about that, but I think I am not, because I am pretty accurate with the tutorial video (not YoyoExpert’s, but YoTricks’s on youtube)
So it was probably the bearing. I didn’t want to mess with Mineral Spirits yet, and I didn’t have any thin lube, so I didn’t know what to do. Upon more research, I found that you could clean the bearing with the paper method seen here:
This is my first time, so I tried my best to clean the bearing. I saw on the paper that it did accumulate some black stuff, but IDK if I got it all out.
After this, it seems to be less responsive, but it still sometimes snaps back to my hand during the pop n’ fresh pop. If you guys have any help, it would be appreciated. I posted this because I think I’d get more tips/help here. Thanks!