My No Jive 3-in-1 came in today and is quite fun to mess with, has pulled my nostalgia strings and brought me back to 1998 when I first saw these. I bought the “Optic Star” engraved version, which has the image engraved on what would be on the inside when in the “flying camel” configuration (wing shape). I noticed that the string tends to rub on this as it’s almost like an oversized response system/giant starburst, often making a rough ride if my throw isn’t dead center.
I don’t have a whole lot of experience with wooden yoyos so please bear with me. Is the star pattern something that will eventually wear down some/smooth out over time? I don’t want to really go in and sand things down or anything. Or is this something I’ll just get used to the more I use it? Looks like the Ed Haponik version actually has the artwork on what would be the outside of yoyo in wing shape configuration, creating an entirely smooth inside surface.