Vaseline as Lube? Homemade lube?


#1

I’m playing with a Fireball, but it’s become pretty unresponsive. I’ve heard that Vaseline can be used as lube? Is that true? Are there any other types of homemade yoyo lube?


#2

You should just really buy some from here. The lube here is made for yoyos


#3

If you’re using it as a looper, vaseline works fine. For string tricks, no. It kills spin time. I use it on my Raiders occasionally. Makes them nice and responsive.


#4

Vaseline is the only thing I use for my loopers and it works great. I don’t know what the long term effect in the bearing though because I only loop when I get the urge and they get very little use.


#5

Interesting fact, when I started my first yoyo was a fireball. When it started becoming unresponsive the only thing I used was vaseline and I used it whenever it became less responsive for about 2-3 months until I got some yomega brain lube, works pretty good.


#6

That’s what I use for my Fireball. It works great as a thick lube for transaxle yoyos.


#7

I loved using Vaseline on my Profires in like 1999, they looped soooo good.

I would strongly recommend not using Vaseline as a lubricant for an unresponsive yoyo.


#8

I know what works great for responsive looping and just responsive play, is a bit of three-and-one oil. It makes it pretty quiet and good for loops. Just note-don’t use the TAO oil for unresponsive play. It will make it more responsive, not lube it.


#9

For unresponsive play, use electronic cleaner and a small bit of sprayable silicone in a can. Only a little silicone goes a long way. Try spraying a bit of the silicone in a paperclip (unfolded) and apply it like that after the use of the electronic cleaner, which you don’t need much of either.


#10

3-in-1 used sparingly is ok for all yoyo lubes.

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