Ive been thinking about bearings. And ways to improve them. Here is what I have come up with.
Layered bearings. The size k bearings can almost go in the size c ones. If you layered them, the friction would be reduced. At least in my mind it does… requires new yoyo designs for this to work.
Im thinking a bearing slightly bigger than a size k with a bearing bigger than a size c around it. Basically a bearing inside a bearing. BEARINGCEPTION. might work might not. i dont think anyone has used it yet…
Titanium ceramic hybrids. the reasoning behind them is “harder surfaces are better for less wear and tear. and reduces friction slightly”. for all those in the comment section, think of rubber and cloth. a LOT of friction between those two.
mirrored/sandblasted/bead blasted/teflon coated outer surface. to reduce friction between the string and bearing directly.
Maglev bearings. I don’t know much about these.not much info on them…
V bearings. Instead of a slight U shape. The V would almost touch the inner part of the bearing. The balls would be on both sides of the V. I think this would increase stability. Not sure about anything. And if someone reads this and makes one, send em my way XD.
To anyone who will prototype these, GIMME ONE.
there were a couple more but I forgot them…