When is yoyo dry


#1

How can you tell if a yoyo bearing doesn’t have lube?


(The Yo mast3r) #2

Usually when the bearing start to get loud.


(rizkiyoist) #3

Tricky to answer. Some bearings are still quiet even without lube, and some other are loud even with lube.
I tend to see it from how responsive it is. An unresponsive bearing is either dry or very thin lubed.


#4

Most of my yoyos will start to get louder, or make a different noise when they are dry. If you hold the yoyo up to your ear, sometimes it will sound bumby. They usually begin to have more vibe as well.


#5

Right after you clean it…

Eventually you may be able to tell by the sound.
But some bearings don’t sound any different.

I run all mine dry so I don’t have to use lube.
When I do lube it’s with Dry Lube.


#6

I usually lube a yo-yo, and string it up, as soon as I get it brand new. Once, I didn’t put a sting on it right away and forgot if I lubed it already. I just touched the bearing and I could see a bit of lube on my finger. So, I knew I was all set. Once you’ve played it awhile, this might not work as well.