Unpredictable response in new YYF superstar


#1

Ok, so, here’s the deal. I have a new yoyofactory Superstar - pulsar that I got approximately 2 weeks ago. I’ve played with it about 1 hour a day since then. Recently it has become unpredictably responsive, as in if I throw a good sleeper, and try to return it with a tug, nothing(just the way its been since I’ve gotten it) however every once in a while it will come right back, sometimes on the first tug, sometime on the tenth and I can’t seem to figure out the rhyme or reason of it. My knowledge of yo-yo’s is pretty good, though I’m new to the scene again and used to only used plastic throws back in the 2003-2007 era. I’ve changed the string a few times since this issue started and took it apart and noticed that the area where the 2 halves screw together is starting to wear out/ looks like the finish is being stripped off whenever the 2 halves are put together. I’ll take pictures later when I can but as of right now, I need to go to work. Thanks for whatever help you guys can give me!


#2

Um… Its unresponsive… You know how to bind yet? And also its most likely not stripped, unless you did something really stupid.


#3

I don’t think that was the point, Dragonegs… it’s occasionally being responsive but with no rhyme or reason.

I’ve had this happen. I don’t know a definitive answer. My best guess is that the bearing has some sort of debris or gunk that generally stays out of the way but sometimes causes a problem. I recommend giving that bearing a good cleaning.

Or just keep playing it until it stops doing that… I don’t have the patience for that (especially since it’s not a guarantee that it’ll EVER stop) but lots of people do it.


#4

yeah GregP, that’s what I thought. Ok then. Time to do some bearing cleaning. Thanks!


#5

The issue is either the bearing or the response. Make sure that the response pads are snugly in place, and if they are then try cleaning the bearing. I strongly suspect it’s the bearing.


#6

Yyf bearing seats always wear that way.