Duncan mods, need help to make yo-yo's unresponsive.


#1

Ok. So I went to Toys R Us for the first time in years and picked up:

A Pro Z

Freakhand

Metal Drifter

Maverick

The Maverick was easy, I just replaced the bearing. (Too lazy to clean)

The Duncans. To make all of these unresponsive, do I only need to clean the bearings? I think I heard that you need to remove a friction sticker or something. I’m mostly interested in making my Metal Drifter un-responsive. Any other advice?


#2

Clean the bearing, remove one sticker.


#3

Alright, thanks.

Edit: Just to make sure, the sticker removal is necessary right?


#4

It’s always worked ok for me. Save it for when the other one wears out.


#5

I’m using some Kitty string super thin as well on mine. handles fair enough for the cost.


#6

I didn’t remove any stickers I just cleaned the bearing and wore the stickers down


#7

Some times a sticker needs to be removed sometimes not.

Just clean the bearing.

With the Duncan Freakhand and Metal Drifter you can silicone them, if you use Flowable and a fairly small amount.


#8

Thanks


#9

For the Pro Z and Freakhand, you might need to remove a sticker and clean the bearing, as they come with Friction Stickers, which are pretty aggressive. For the Metal Drifter, you should only need to clean the bearing.


#10

you can’t silicone a Metal drifter the recess I very shallow.


#11

For me, the Freakhand and Metal Drifter went unresponsive with a bearing cleaning, no other mods. My Metal Drifter uses spacers, my son’s is newer and does not use spacers. The results are the same. I’m not removing any silicone stickers.

I don’t have a Maverick, so no comment.

With the ProZ, you might want different spacers and an A-sized CenterTrac or KK in there.


#12

With the maverick it goes unresponsive after cleaning the bearing and wearing the pads down.i haven’t tried removing one pad though so that might give the same results


#13

I don’t think you can silicone a metal drifter. Also you cannot silicon the freakhand with modding.


#14

The Metal Drifter was the most responsive. I cleaned all the bearings.

All of them are nice and unresponsive thanks to you guys.

But I have a little problem with the Maverick.

The response is very very slippy and a lot of my binds will slip. It has very skinny pads. Will it accept silicone and will that help make the binds nice and snappy?