By unreliable, I mean it doesn’t necessarily come back with a good tug. The hybrid response was much better, as the o-ring grabs on the string as it starts winding up. The starburst alone is so slippy that often the string winds around the bearing a bunch of times without actually catching and returning. Even when it does, the winding is so loose that the next throw thunks at the end of the string. I could add a bunch more lube to the bearing, but I’d rather improve the response.
So the options are sanding the starburst and putting stickers on, or sending it to a modder for some recessing. Anything else I can do at home?
That’s a good point that doing the first will not stop me from doing the second.