What is your preferred bearing?


#1

Please place your reason and the pro’s and con’s for your choice of bearing!

I am very interested to see what your guys’ favorite bearing are… :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Thanks
-ben



#2

I will start off…

I love my Terrapin X bearing… it is extremely smooth and long spinning and QUIET! It’s the

best bearing I have ever played with!!! The bearing that I am anticipating to try is the Ceramic

Konkave and the AIGR General Yo bearing! Both I would love to try!!! :o


#3

Normal Dif-e-yo Koncave.

Spins extremely smooth, super long spin times, and centers your string!

no cons IMO, but some people may not like the fact that it centers your string.

I want to try the Ceramic version the Koncave.


#4

I will chime in, since I do that a lot and I got opinions on everything…

For the most part, I play flats. Most yoyos come with flats. I do like the YYJ Speed Bearing, One Drop 10Ball bearings and Terrapin X. While not quite flat, the Terrapin X give you the flat bearing wiht a slight cut to help center the string, which allows for natural string movement.

Some yoyos I like KK’s in. The Phenom and Phenomism ship with KK’s installed. I installed a KK in my Speeder 2 and man, that plays like a dream now! I also put a KK in my Meteor, a vast improvement. I did not really enjoy the KK in my Chaser, it just played too heavy.

A few of my yoyos have CenterTracks in them, mostly those that come stock with them, which I think are my DieNasty, Prototstar and Northstar. I did put an A-sized CenterTrack in one of my ProZ’s(which also has brass spacers in it) and that’s making it play unresponsive without any real mods.

The Crucial Grooved bearing is nice. I put one in my Half & Half and it turned that yoyo into a playable yoyo. Before, with the flat, it was too grabby. I have also have a Crucial Grooved in my new RecRev TA-1(not released yet). It came with it stock. I may consider putting some in my Sharps.

A friend of mine has a preference for the Crucial Grooved bearings. That’s his choice. I find matching the bearing to the yoyo is a fun task, but then I have to buy replacement bearings to replace the one that found a new home. So, I’m currently looking to get more CenterTracks, KKs and Crucial Grooves as well.

So, I don’t have a clear bearing preference. I more have a “preference for a bearing based on the yoyo”.


#5

Center Trac, because it’s midway between the flat and the concave, so it still prevents string from touching the walls enough while allowing more string layers than concave bearings.


#6

I second this. I used to like grooved but they tend to lead to some sloppy binds imo. If not center trac I just go flat. I buy full ceramic bearings from Japan and they play like a dream.


#7

All of your opinions are very interesting and i might have to get myself a bunch of center track

bearings because of ur high reviews and because I am kinda low on bearings!!! :wink:


#8

I used to be a konkave fan, but now I prefer crucial grooved bearings because they seem to center the string even more. I just like the play when the string is totally centered.


#9

I use OD ten balls on my stable throws. Smoothest bearing I’ve tried. I use a CT on throws that need more stability. Centers string without sacrificing string wraps.


#10

I never thought about putting CT on less stable bearings and for example OD ten ball on already stable throws!!! I am gonna do that now!!! :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:


(YoYo_Freak) #11

Same for me. The ceramic kk is nice to.


#12

My favorite bearing is the Crucial Grooved bearing type 2. Because it has a KK shape, and it centers the string and is really smooth.


#13

Crucial Grooved V2.


#14

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Well I like Centertracs because the binds are a bit more snappy, but with the 10 ball it just slows down and gets responsive really fast for me even after 2 months of play. I also like General Yo AIGRs and Crucial Grooveds.


#15

I like Center Tracs. All the people I know says it plays well, but too loud. I don’t have a problem with that.


#16

You may have a speck of something in the TX bearing, try deshielding and tap and spin it on a stick. Or blow with compressed air. They are dry so not much clings. If that does not clear the problem PM me and I’ll fix or replace it.


#17

Ten Ball concave bearing. Basically like a dif-e-o kk but it has 10 balls instead of 8. Also the dif-e-o kk’s are a favorite of mine as well. I also use CT bearings, great for undersized throws.

I have heard issues with string layers while using a kk bearing but honestly it just takes time to adjust to a bearing and same with a new throw. When I first got a kk bearing it did snag but now it never snags and it is all about how you hold the string. No easy way to explain that, hehe.


(WildCat23) #18

My favorite is the 10-ball. Smooth. I also like CT’s, but don’t have money to buy more of either.


#19

That’s funny, I prefer CT with full/oversized throws who are generally stable enough, and concave with undersized ones who often need a little bit of help to get more stable :stuck_out_tongue:


#20

I LOVE the bearing that came with my Ministar. I don’t think it’s an AIGR because it feels different from the AIGR’s that I own, and I’ve heard Ministars came with a different bearing. It is incredibly smooth and plays great, but can get loud and they are harder to find (based on my assumption that it is not an AIGR).

I also like th gold plated bearings that they sell here at YYE. At first I thought they were a gimmick (they sort of are), but they are quite nice. Sure, it isn’t the best bearing, and may not be worth the $15, but it is reliable and quiet.

And as everyone else said, Terrapins are epic. :slight_smile: