I was curious about something. I plan to make my own yo-yo in the near future, and I was wondering what some of the best axles and bearings out there are, and where I can purchase them. Generally I use imperial or modified yo-yo shapes, if that makes any difference. I’m really looking for the highest quality sleeping axles and bearings I can find.
I’d also be interested in hearing about some good - but perhaps not the best - axles and bearings for making yo-yos to give to friends. I suppose if the very best of these items are only a couple of bucks a piece, that’s fine, but presuming they get a bit pricier than that, I’d like to find some solidly good axles and bearings to use in yo-yos I make for friends that don’t cost the farm.
Hopefully some of you kind folks can direct me to some good resources.
Bear in mind that I’m actually not very good with a yo-yo myself. I can do basic tricks like Around the World, Around the Corner, sleeping, and sometimes I can pull off a UFO, but that’s about it. I’m not a yo-yo guy. I’m actually just someone who likes to make things, and I thought yo-yos would be neat. But I want them to be decent quality yo-yos so that the people I choose to give them to get some good use and enjoyment out of them.
Thanks in advance for any parts advice you all can offer.