I don’t have the answer to this, that is why I posting up about it.
I have seen a few threads about the Arctic Circle. And I noticed that a few of the guys mentioned concerns about the mm size of the gap? Somebody posted up that the AC gap is about 4mm(actually slightly over… like 4.11 or close to that). Seems a few guys felt that was kinda narrow. A few guys posted that the narrow gap actually makes you become more accurate. And then when you switch to another yoyo; like a Chief, that you can hit your tricks even easier.
Sounded reasonable in a way to me(even though I think anything over 3.5mm is workable; especially with ALL the adjustments you can make using different string types). Sometimes guys forget that strings can be used to make up for different gaps/bearings/response systems.
Now for my ‘Puzzle’. I know there have been several batches of Chief yoyos, so far. And I don’t know how/if they have varied in Specs? But as far as 'sharpening up your tricks on an AC so when you switch to your Chief; I wonder about that logic?
I have a Palli Chief and a CRYO Arctic Circle. Last night I was taking turns throwin both and decided to measure the gaps. Both are Exactly the same. Just slightly over 4mm. ??
Maybe some of the Chiefs are bigger in the gap? Dunno; like I said I have only the Palli Chief.
Are some different or have some people just convinced themselves they are different?
Personally I don’t find any difficulty or advantage to the gap size on the Arctic Circle. But then again; that could partly be a Skill Level thing. Maybe I just don’t notice. I really like the AC but have not noticed any difference in how I can hit my tricks by warming up on an AC. < Remember the center of the gap is always in the middle of the yoyo; hahahaha.
If anybody can measure their Chief/AC gaps <> accurately; please let me know if you find them about the same or very different? Thanks from Mo the Yoyo Modder.