Shu-ta suddenly responsive


#1

Guys i need help! the shu-ta i recently bought suddenly became responsive, it was fine at first but then all of the sudden while trying a grind trick the Shu-ta snapped back and hit my hand and now it is responsive. I’ve tried cleaning the bearing and dremeling the bearing but no dice there. What else can i do to try to get it to work?


#2

Try another bearing (and try that bearing in another yo-yo). That will help you eliminate if it’s the bearing that’s the problem or something else.


#3

Nuf said!


#4

lucky! i hate when my yos yos keep spinning and i have to do a dumb bind to get it back.


(major_seventh) #5

um


#6

I tried that and it is doing the same thing on the other yoyo, It really is my bearing T^T help pls


#7

How did you clean the bearing? Did you lube it at all after cleaning it? You could have damaged it in the cleaning process or it could just be a bad bearing (it happens sometimes).

Did you purchase it from us? If so, send us an email and we can help you out!


#8

Uh, what did you do with a dremel and a bearing? Am I missing something? To me, a dremel doesn’t seem like it belongs anywhere near a bearing.


#9

Buy a new bearing…


#10

Some people use a dremel to spin the bearing as a type of break-in. It’s not highly recommended as I recall.


#11

Ah, I was thinking that’s about the only thing it would be good for. But I agree, sounds like too much room for error with that, likely to do more harm than good.


#12

Bearing break-in with a Dremel is fine in theory… but I can’t bear to do it because it’s loud and they’re not meant to be run for hours on end. Spinning for a minute or two won’t do any significant break-in, so there’s no point.

I used a low-torque (you don’t need the torque of a Dremel) hobby motor to make a bearing spinner since I like to lube bearings but want them unresponsive right away. It worked great until I overworked it and burned out the motor… so again, the execution and gear moreso than the theory.

I would love to assemble a reliable bearing spinner for break-in. :wink: