ok so I’ve had my vsnewton battosai for a while now and its probably my favorite throw. The thing is, the battosai uses flowable silicone and I guess I’m horrible at using it. Every time I put in new silicone It takes a week to break in and just when its perfect it rips out in chunks. This effectively gives me only a few hours of having an awesome playing throw before the response completely rips out. So to get to the point, is there a type of pad or something I can use instead of flowable? Maybe one drop pads or something that will fit in the groove? An answer would be great…
not sure the size of the battosai’s silicone groove, but I’m guessing you have air bubbles in your silicone.
step 1: remove bearing, old recess, and optionally your axle
step 2: completely clean your silicone recess. I like to get out any visible chunks with a toothpick, then go around it a couple of times with a q tip and some rubbing alcohol.
step 3: slowly and steadily apply the silicone. you want to make sure that it completely fills your recess. there will be excess, don’t worry about it.
step 4: (optional) swirl a toothpick around the silicone a few times to get rid of air bubbles. dunno if this helps or not, but I usually do it.
step 5: using a spoon (or card. spoon leaves a concavity though, which I find better) clear out excess from the silicone recess. try to make it as smooth as you can.
Step 6: wait 4 hours
step 7: Clear off any remaining residue from the yoyo itself. usually when I silicone something, there’ll be some crap left over. just rub it off with your finger.
Step 8: Wait 24 hours
Step 9: Check to make sure there’s nothing in your bearing seat. if not, then reassemble and play.
Ok ill try this method and report back
I do the spoon thing, then the tooth pick swirl, then the spoon thing again. It works really well and it doesn’t need a brake in period. If you don’t know which pad will fit you can contact Yoyoexpert as he will know.