Whats going on? Plastic whip.


#1

Hey everyone, I got a problem.

Yesterday I started throwing, and got the plastic whip down. Was landing it pretty consistent, say 8 out of 10 times.

Today, whenever I try, the yoyo is binding and flying up to my hand, hitting it quite hard.

What could I be doing wrong? If the yoyo is spinning slowly, this does not happen, and I can still do the whip.


#2

Did you lube the bearing between then?
When I got my used CZM8 it would do the same thing, come flying up right after I threw the whip forward. I swapped the bearing to a clean center trac and the problem was gone.


#3

I did lube the bearing actually , to make it more responsive. After half hour, I realised I didn’t need the extra response though, so I’ve ordered a fresh bearing along with another throw.

Would the extra response be making it bind? If so, I guess the problem will go with the new bearing.


#4

Uh… yeah…


#5

Fair enough. Few new bits arriving tomorrow so will change the bearing.


#6

Is your string tension perfect? If not then you might be hitting both parts of the string to create a simple whip bind. Make sure that you keep that loop open wide and take it slow. You should get it.


#7

And remember you can always break down the lube on your responsive bearing with more play to bring it back to unresponsive.


#8

I’ve got it down now :).

It was the bearing being responsive, I changed it to a concave copy and it is now fine, and works fine on my Legacy too.

I really don’t know what I prefer now, my metal or my plastic!