I just tried this with my YoTricks Arcade’s bearing—which I think is just a CenterTrac without shield walls/side walls (not sure on proper terminology). The darn thing STILL wraps string like crazy. I put the 10 Ball in the Arcade to see if it would do the same thing, and it did.
Since it’s going wearing the bearing is, I’m guessing it’s totally shot somehow.
What I can’t figure out is my Arcade bearing, which normally plays totally unresponsive, suddenly starts eating string when I put it on the Cascade.
Almost all of my throws have CenterTrac Bearings, except for one: my TopYo Selene, which I believe has a Koncave. I also tried a CenterTrac with shield walls from my Wedge, which had no effect either. My Koncave, on the other hand, actually works! I wouldn’t have thought to look at other bearings if you hadn’t mentioned it.
It did eat the string on a super hard tug where it hit the palm of my hand, but after a little lube it’s working. I feel like the 10 Ball should kinda snap onto the hub, and it doesn’t. Maybe that’s just because the bearings on my other throws have to be pressed on and usually give a soft snap or pop to let you know it’s on, and fully seated. Whereas on my Cascade, it kinda just lays there. It’s my only OD, so I don’t know if that standard for them or if something, somehow, broke my yoyo.