i regretfully painted all of my devo hats to match my energy domes for a competition at a local town fair. devo was playing, and ignored me
as they walked off the stage at the end of their set, despite my fashionably colored hat and matching energy domes as i lively showed my talent
sometimes, things are meant to be left unchanged… and never meet your devos
Thanks. I looked at their site’s list of yoyos that take side effects and saw a couple of models missing so I figured that list wasn’t up to date. That’s great that they mention it on the individual pages.
It did. I think you’re knows as the green guy well enough that I got the joke. And I like all the colors, but Devo fandom demands red. @Xanadu is it possible to anodize red over green and have it work? Agreed that would be better though I think a powder coat gloss might match the shiny red of the plastic energy domes better.
Whether powder coating or re-anodizing, the parts will first be stripped of the current ano to provide a fresh raw surface to work off of. Also, you will need to remove the axle and o-rings before. The axle is glued into one of the sides and it pretty hard to remove. I also recommend counting the number of exposed threads and writing this down before you take the axle out, that way when you set it again later, you can ensure that you have the alignment set the same as they did at the OD factory.
Any OneDrop yoyo that uses the side-effects axle system (as opposed to a tapped axle) will be able to use any of the side effects that One Drop makes. They are all completely interchangeable, including the fat tire. Yes the list of “Compatible yo-yos” on the One Drop site is a bit outdated.
More recent OneDrop models that use the Side Effects are:
RSO Gravity (not made by OD but they liscensed the use of side effects)
A cheaper option that you could try would be to lightly paint exposed side of the SEs with red nail polish. If it doesn’t work out, you could easily remove it with nail polish remover. - That would be my first try.
Also, just an FYI, I saw this on the Wikipedia article about energy domes: “ Though the traditional energy dome is red, several variants of the dome have existed. In 1981, Devo wore green energy domes while performing “Whip It” on the Solid Gold television show.”
Thanks for all that info. I figured I’d need to take the o-rings off, but didn’t think the axle would be hard to remove. I just checked and it’s not glued in so I could still do the ano if the o-rings are easy enough to take out. Though, now that you mentioned needing to strip the old ano off, this might be more expensive than I want to deal with. I like your nail-polish idea, though! Hopefully we have some around here. I know we have some kids’ peel off nail polish, but I’ll try some real stuff when I do it. And if I don’t, I’ll just have to pretend they’re the Solid Gold editions, haha.