plastic head of string went inside
I pulled the string too hard or something and the plastic tip went inside. I got it out, but was also using it while the plastic was inside. Good thing I was still actually learning how to get the thing started, so I didn't get it anything past the initial tug and a tiny bit of misguided effort (seeing as I had no idea, when I first got it, how to move my wrist in order to start it). After I got it out, I watched a video on here and immediately got it past the initial tug. Does anyone know if this might have "altered the physics of the rotor", as I just recently read someone say on here? I wouldn't know because, though I can actually get it started now, there is a certain speed that I can't seem to go past, but that's probably because I haven't figured out the technique to get it faster, or I'm not strong enough yet.
As a side, if I try switching it to my left arm midway I notice the rotor switches around from clockwise and anticlockwise a lot. I'm guessing this is normal, also considering my left hand is so weak. It's like it's not even coordinated enough. I will overcome this though...
same problem, but within the first 3 days on mine i only have 1 string with 1 plastic piece left on :S problem i found whilst doing it was pulling down and changing the direction of pulling it, i then decided to pull it upwards and away, up up and away kind off thing, only difference i can feel is its not so silky and is making a sound when i get it to around 11k rpm but not abnormaly
That's funny. The same thing just happened to me. I just got it about half an hour ago as a Christmas present (it was late :-). It happened to both ends of one of my strings. I didn't show it, but I was really pissed, it seems like it was made really cheaply. Anyway, my dad and brother were "having a ball" with it. Pun intended.
Had the same problem. I was able to remove the plastic nub from the power ball by removing the counter.
As a side note, I put a drop of super/Krazy glue on a scrap of plastic and rolled the end of the string in the glue to form a new tip.
the string will swell a little to compensate for he missing plastic nub. Once it hardens it can be trimmed/smoothed with a nail file as needed.