getting my first FHZ so i wanna know what i should do to it and how it will improve performance.

There are lots of mods you can do or can have done, or you can just play with it and as you break in the bearing and pads it will play better.

Near everyone ends up getting it silicone recessed. I suppose I’d reccomend it if you are on advanced tricks.

I prefer my Duncan yo-yo’s stock with a cleaned bearing, thick spacers, and one worn Duncan silicone pad.