So I got my Rally in the mail today and for about the first half hour it played great. Smooth and quiet, the response was a little snappy for my taste but eh, I could deal with it.
After the half hour mark the bearing just started screeching. I decided to pop in a different bearing and try it out. I took a bearing that is completely smooth and quiet from a different throw and it put it in my Rally. On the very first throw the spin time was something just under 20 seconds and the bearing made a horrible grinding/clunky sound. I put the bearing back in the original yoyo it came from and it was smooth as butter. Every bearing i try to put in this rally (besides the original) has absolutely HORRIBLE spin time and makes this horrible sound.
I decided to give the original bearing the Rally came with a bath in some mineral spirits. After cleaning the original bearing (and not lubing it), my Rally is now responsive. I’ve tried everything I know of and nothing is working.
What’s wrong with my OD Rally?