Terrapin dry lube???


#1

Will this work in any bearing or only Terrapins??,


#2

It will work on all bearings. Just a powder that you can put on any bearing, yoyo or non yoyo. (not sure if it would work well.)


#3

Once you get the knack of applying it (hint: have acetone on hand) it’s pretty nifty stuff. It changes the sound of a dry running bearing into more of a hiss, and you can definitely feel an improvement on “flick”.

I don’t like sound of any sort in my bearings, so I ended up going back to oil lube. But I do recommend trying it out if you normally run your bearings dry or don’t care about noise. Not that it’s louder than dry, just different… but it’s certainly louder than oil.


#4

Done properly it will be quiet and spin longer then any other lube…


#5

I’ve seen a lot of information and a lot of videos on applying it but I’d really like some official walk through/info from you John if you have the time, or did I miss it somewhere and you’ve already done so?


#6

It’ll definitely spin longer. It is possibly also considered “quiet” in general, though there’s a metallic “hiss” that accompanies a successful application. Since the language above makes it kind of ambiguous, I’ll make sure it’s clear: it is not quieter than oil.

I say try it. Some people swear by it, and you may, too! It’s not expensive to give’er a go.


#7

I’m not in the mood to go take some Terrapin X bearings vs Dry Play treated bearings, vs other bearings, and then do some qualitative and quantitative audio analysis to see “what is louder”. I find the yoyo itself makes more of a difference in volume than the bearing. I guess if I get bored out my mind sometime in August after Worlds(if I can go, looking unlikely), I might play “test which bearing” after I get my tube pre-amp repaired.

I like how bearings perform with Dry play except my loopers, which I prefer to use liquid lube in.