Should I use a koncave bearing ?and binding help?


#1

I recently just started yoyoing and I have a Dv 888 from yoyo factory. I was wondering should I buy a koncave bearing? My yoyo doesn’t seem to sleep as long and was wondering if it would help land string tricks more often. Also I can never seem to bind or get a bind to come back am I using a to unresponsive yoyo? Is there anyway I could make it a little more responsive? As you can tell I just started I appeciate all the help


#2

You don’t need a KK bearing, you need to improve your throw and practice. That will increase your spin time appreciably.

To make your yoyo responsive, lube the bearing a bit (just a bit).


(Former National 4A Champion) #3

KK bearings generally make the yoyo less responsive, so if your binds aren’t very consistent, switching to a KK is going to make it harder.


#4

Should I use thick or thin lube?


#5

If you’re wanting to make your yoyo responsive than use Thick Lube.


#6

Thin lube will make a Yoyo more responsive too.


#7

thank you!


#8

Don’t lube it. Making it easier to bind won’t help you learn to bind correctly. Just practice. In a week you’ll be way past binding it.


#9

Do you pinch the string when you bind? It is ten times more consistent than any other bind.


#10

yeah I pintch it but doesn’t come up every time. I’m thinking about buying new slim pads. Would that help?


#11

I have a yoyojam with no response pads and a crucial grooved bearing that still binds, binding is just something you learn and then do without thinking about it, you’ll get the hang of it


(Former National 4A Champion) #12

I’ll bet it doesn’t bind very tightly though.


#13

How does it spin? You need the response to impart spin to the body as well as to aid in response. Most yoyos w/o response just fall off the string.


#14

it actually doesn’t spin as long as I’d like. I just orderd lube so I can clean the bearing to make it spin a little longer. Just concerned my pads are worn out since my binds never consistently work


#15

DCM92Lude, If it has literally “no” response, I can’t see how you can throw it OR bind it. Unpossible.

Acah1013, you don’t need lube in order to clean a bearing, and adding lube to a cleaned bearing will make it spin less than if you just leave it dry. If your absolutely most important factor is spin time, you should play your bearings dry.


#16

thanks for the help! What does playing with a dry bearing mean? What’s your best recommendation to clean my bearing it responds pretty well but would like it to be a little more responsive


#17

a dry bearing is one that is cleaned (to remove any lube) then dried (as in air dried) and installed with NO lube.

if you want a more responsive bearing you need to lube it, though it wont spin as long as the dry bearing, as stated.


#18

Its a yoyojam axiom, I got it in a trade with no pads at all(Found out after). I can get a tight bind almost everytime, plastic whips dont work as well, but I still get about 75% of them. Ill take a video of it if you want, haha.

Lol, Ive never had it fall off a string, I just threw it for 10-15 minutes, no problems. There is no loops on the axle, no crazy tight string tension. It just works without response pads.


#19

I just got a DV888 several days ago and came responsive with a full kit - a non-responsive bearing, a longer axle, and unresponive response pads. Had to install them myself.

I bought a Center Trac bearing the day I bought my DV888 and it’s lovely. One tiny drop of lube onto the bearing and play with it for a several hours or 3 days if you are playing here and there; This will break your lube in and make it more unresponsive.

When I first got my Center Trac bearing and lubed it, it only spun a fraction of what it can now that it’s broken in.

Also remember to change strings periodically as you play, a new set of strings is better than a battered one. I change my strings every 2 or 3 days since I play my DV888 for at least 5-7 total hours a day.

Also congratulations. The DV888 is a great beginner’s metal yoyo. It’s technically my first yoyo and I’ve learned so much with it.


#20

what strings would you recommend?