Gear ratio

I want to get an 49 to 1 gear ratio. When I tried it before I created a compound gear of 84 to 12 84 to 12 and it locked up wand was extremely hard to move. Any suggestions?

My suggestion would be to reduce your gear ratio. 1:49 is excessive and really hard to get up to speed due to the lack of torque. Things you can do to reduce spin up time (since spinning up seems to be the issue here) is reducing the mass of the fly wheel and reducing friction. Try using all new axles if you can because a bent axle can seriously screw everything up.

Every part I had was brand new. Would a 49 to 3 ratio work better using high speed motors with it.

For a single flywheel 49:3 with HS gears should work a lot better.