Okay earlier this morning my DM2 started screeching something fierce, the bearing had to be eating itself alive. so here’s what I did to fix it. I used baby oil to give it some kind of lube. Now I already know what you’re thinking, that’s too thick for a yoyo lube, you’ll get too much response. And your right but I didn’t use the baby oil alone. I also used just a drop of lighter fluid on the bearing after the baby oil that way the bearing isn’t totally cleaned and not grinding itself to the bone. What I figured is it helped in is thinning out the baby oil. And from what it seems like it’s working fine.
Now I get just the perfect response (FOR NOW). Just enough to be able to pull it back to my hand if I don’t feel like a bind return, and Unresponsive enough to be able to do plastic whip and other tricks. I specified Plastic Whip because it takes an uber amount of unresponsiveness to do it without it shooting back to your hand and breaking the string off your finger and it going and hitting the ceiling. (From my EXP anyway) (that also happened to me this morning when I didn’t have the lube thinned out enough.)
Anyway if you have lighter fluid and baby oil just around the house and can’t really pick up some yoyo lube (like me at the moment) then you can actually use the two to get just the right amount of response or unresponsiveness needed.
1.Baby oil to give the yoyo bearing some lube. This Will Make it very responsive.
2.Lighter fluid to thin out the baby oil on the bearing and make it less responsive. Use it sparingly as you don’t want to clean the bearing totally, that is if you still want to be able to pull the yoyo back to your hand without a bind return on every single return. You’ll still have to on most returns.
NOTE: This is something that I figured out on getting a custom responsiveness on your yoyo. If anyone has any better suggestions I’m open to it.
I am going to buy some Thin Lube when I get more cash. LOL I just can’t afford it atm. I just needed something so my bearing doesn’t grind itself to death.