speed bearing vs od 10 ball


#1

the wildly acclaimed od 10 ball vs the underated 10 ball speed bearing LET THE DISCUSSION COMMENCE!!

MORTAL KOMBAT lol jk but just wanted to see everyone opinion


(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #2

If you were to hand me a yoyo and asked me to throw it, I couldn’t tell you if it was a regular bearing or a 10 ball. Some might make a lucky guess and others might really know. I just don’t think most would know. The blind test on equipment is just lacking in yoyoing.

If the bearing is good, I’m good. I don’t sweat the details I just enjoy the toy.


#3

i hate both.


#4

I find speed bearings to be more responsive, but then I haven’t had much experiance with them.


#5

Why would you hate a 10 ball one drop?
Unless you are not used to flat bearings…


#6

Too much maintenance. Too much trouble, too many issues.


#7

As long as the bearing is working properly, I could care less. A properly cleaned and lubed or treated should play really good. Both are good bearing and I’ve had no problems with either.


#8

[threadjack]I don’t know the 10-ball (though I have one on order) but I’m on a mission to try as many bearings and strings as I can… “just because” it’s something I have fun with. What would you recommend as a low-maintenance few-issues alternative?[/threadjack]


#9

I think speed bearings are louder


#10

Chinese 10-ball KK.


#11

I actually want to try a blind test with the same yoyo, just different bearings. Maybe I can tell maybe I won’t. Some say it is just psychosomatic or something but I think I can feel the smoothness of the OD 10 ball when I was able to try it. This is not to tell that the speed bearing is bad, it is actually good. Probably one of my longest spinning bearings too (on flicks). I do have my preferences in bearings but I’ll play the yoyo with almost any bearing provided it is not really crappy/or broken. Most of the times though bearings just require some good ol’ cleaning to bring it back from the dead.


#12

I’ve saved several bearings that otherwise didn’t work very well at all, just by cleaning them.