Ok so I have 5 yoyofactory yoyos and on all but 1 the bearing has failed. It starts by getting gradually more responsive and then it sounds gritty like one or more of the balls came out of the race and after that 2 out of the 4 bearing failures I’d have had actually smelled like smoke after a bit more play.
This has happened on CT bearings and yoyofactory 8ball flat bearings. I basically consider these 2 bearings garbage and will replace them immediately from now on. This really sucks because the CTX is one of the best bearings I’ve used but high end yoyofactory generally ships with CT.
What I’m trying to get to is why do people praise the CT bearing? It works great basically like the CTX until you play with it for more that 1.5 hours in a session.
Also to Yoyofactory, please put CTX in your 100+ $ yoyos, it actually offends me that you would disgrace such well made yoyos with such cheap, poorly made, overall awful bearings.
Sorry for the rant I just know that this must have happened to somebody else!!