Why is my yoyo so loud?


#1

First off, I’m pretty new to yoyos, I’ve only been throwing for about 4 months now, and I just recently purchased a Burnside.

On my first throw, the thing I noticed most was that it was super quiet. Almost no sound at all. And then after a couple of days it got a little bit louder, but it was still pretty quiet.

Then, just yesterday, it decided to turn into a banshee and started screaming.

Now, I know the One Drop 10 ball bearing needs to be broken in, and it has been a week since I received my yoyo.

What I want to know is what’s causing the sound. Is it just a side-effect of the bearing being broken in? The yoyo still plays smooth and spins really nice, so I’m guessing there’s nothing wrong with it, I was just wondering.

Also, is there a way to make it quieter? It’s so loud I can’t play at night for fear of waking up other household members.


#2

Yeah, it’s pretty much just a side effect of the bearing being broken in. If you want to make it quieter put a drop of thin lube on the bearing. That should do the trick. It will make the yoyo responsive for a little while (for me it’s usually a day or two), but after breaking in the lube it will be unresponsive again.


#3

How is the burnside?

Yes, like guitaryo said, louder bearing are normal, unless its quiet then go loud and quiet again after sometime, that could be a problem.

Just try to lube it. It will calm down.


#4

Thanks for your responses guys, I’ll lube it, haha.

Also, the Burnside is the best throw I’ve ever tried. Then again, I’ve only been playing for a few months, so I don’t know. It plays like a dream, though, for sure.