One that happened to my brother which was pretty funny. We had just gone to the Flea Market and bought some knock-off Yomega-style classic Brain yoyos. While my yoyo’s hub broke when it was in my pocket about 2 hours after the purchase, my brother later that night went to show us his new trick: “Around the World.” Little did we know it was going to end with an explosion of plastic shards as the string was a bit long and the yoyo kissed the ground. He then stared dumb-founded with just a string and transaxle attached to his finger.
My almost bad experience (ended with a happy ending) was when I was at BAC a couple weeks ago. I had just bought my Raptor. After a couple throws and a failed Gyroscopic Flop my string tangled inside requiring a dismantle. When I unscrewed it and undid the tangle I then noticed my axle was missing! After I told my bro don’t go anywhere, I just lost my axle. Fellow yoers around me stopped overhearing what I said and helped me search the grass where I was standing. Out of nowhere, I saw the tiny axle within the blades of grass…I was ready to head back to the Duncan table and see if they sold spare axles. Rule of thumb, never unscrew a yoyo over grass.
Last one was busting the hub after an hour’s play with my Peterfish Dominator. I went to regenerate and kissed the floor in my house. My other Dominator still lives inside it’s unopened package, glad I only paid $2.50 for each of them. The busted Dominator did get regenerated with some superglue and a replacement with silicone instead of the foam pads (ew, that stuff sucked!) and plays pretty good for a looper now.