New OP-Z, pitchbend not working right?

Just got my opz the other day, and i’m trying to record some stuff while using the pitch bend thingy.
I have to press so hard and precisely to get it to work, is that normal? Its way easier to pitch down than up for some reason. to get it to work right it almost feels like its gonna break.

Yeah it’s pretty frustrating, and to compound on that it doesn’t record pitchbend info