Alternatives to Duncan Silicone Friction Stickers?


(ThatGuyWhoMakesThoseThing) #1

I have a Freebird that I rarely ever use because I don’t like it’s 12mm silicone sticker response. They stain my strings and are hard to get out of the packaging. One time, all 8 of the stickers peeled off some of the paper when I was trying to replace my response and it was a waste of an entire pack! Are there any other response pads that would fit in a Freebird yo-yo? The recess looks like it’s too shallow for flowable silicone.

Thanks!


#2

General-Yo Hat Pads should work. Or you could try making Plasti-dip pads yourself, though there is a small initial investment since you need a sticker-maker :stuck_out_tongue:


(ThatGuyWhoMakesThoseThing) #3

These? Are you sure they’re thin enough? They also look like they come in random colors. Those won’t stain my strings as well, will they?


#4

Send it to me, I’ll deepen the recess for silicone lol


#5

Might have to use flowable silicone
I use monkey snot it works fine it doesn’t stain the string
or just get a new yo :wink:


#6

Contact the store to see what they recommend.


#7

Just got in my shipment of another yoyo stores’ silicone pads for my freehand and they worked out pretty nice, pretty sure the freebird uses the same size


#8

Correction, I meant the Gen Pads. However, I do take my comment back because Gen Pads are 555 sized and meant for C bearing yoyos. So since the Freebird is A sized, those won’t work.

Yoyospirit’s solution would definitely work if you really wanted flowable :stuck_out_tongue:
Now since it’s an A size bearing, you could also try Ir Pads because they still have A-size pads in stock. Haven’t tried them myself, but they are supposedly some of the best pads out there

http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/740/IrPad-Duncan-Pads-(Pair)


(ThatGuyWhoMakesThoseThing) #9

No thanks. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Those IrPads look great! Thanks so much!