Yomega Nebula is unresponsive, help?


#1

A few months ago I took an interest in yoyos and went out to look for some good ones. I had no experience in any company so when I saw Yomega looking all flashy and neat on Amazon, I got the 3 pack (Brain, Fireball, Raider) and the Nebula. The nebula has had a weird problem ever since I got it: It won’t come back up. It’ll randomly snag on the starbursts every once in a while, but other than that, zip. It was a very disappointing introduction into yoyos.

Fast forward to now: I have a box full of yoyos, I’m working on my whips, and I know proper maintenance for my yoyos. I just picked it up out of the box to test it out and see if I was missing anything, but as far as I can tell it’s still nope. I had tried lubing the axle with a drop of Brain Lube (Since it’s a plastic transaxle and not a ball bearing) when I first got it and it made it able to come back up, but would not at all loop. I did double loop it around the axle as well.

Any other recommendations to get this thing to work?


#2

Does the Starburst look like it’s worn down? That might be the problem.


#3

Nope, I brought it brand new and it still all looks new.


#4

Thick lube should do it.


#5

Lube the bearing


#6

I have a pair of Nebulas.

Put Duncan Friction Stickers in it.

Lube doesn’t help, trust me.


#7

as I said, when I first got it I put thick lube (Brain Lube) on it, which made it slightly more responsive, but not nearly enough to pull off a loop. And it’s not just my technique, my record is 49 inside loops on a Duncan Speed Beetle, and I can usually pull off 10-20 inside loops on my YYF 808 and Duncan Ignite/Bumblebee. I can’t get one inside loop on the Nebula.

I’ve though about sanding down the starbursts (not sure if that’s required, but it sounds right) and doing that, but I figured surely there was some reason a looping yoyo wasn’t looping when I got it brand new.


#8

Do NOT sand down the Starbursts or it will not be responsive at all.

Put duncan friction stickers inside it ok?


#9

Alrighty.