FHZ


#1

I have always been a fan of the older yoyos, pretty much beyond most of your guy’s era (Doc Pop Bolt, Dark Magic 1, Speeder, FH2, Mini Motu, etc.)…

But surprisingly I haven’t tried the FHZ, so I had to order it.

I honestly love it. It is seriously good. I immediately took out both of the friction stickers and replaced them with one thin Dif-Pad. Mostly unresponsive, but can still come back with a tug, pretty much where I wanted it. (If someone knows where to get Chaz Pads, PM me, because I haven’t been able to find them ever since Yoyonation’s store shut down).

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m “Old Fashioned” and like the Friction Sticker type response, or because I like small bearing throws, but I’m definitely going to get one or two more of these soon.

Don’t take this as a review, but more of a feedback toward the yoyo.


(SlimJoe) #2

Big fan of FHZ. I have owned at least 13 of them at this point.

I’m glad you are enjoying yours!


#3

You can make your own Chaz Pads if you feel the need. They’re the same thing as the old school Baz Pads. Pretty sure its just plasti-dip thinned out with naphtha or paint thinner, spread onto parchment paper and then cut when dry. Not sure how they did the whole adhesive part… so, yeah. ;D


#4

I’m a huge FHZ fan. I do think it suits a slightly more advanced player better however as it isn’t as easy to land on string hits and isn’t as stable as more modern designs.


#5

I have 3 Chaz pads I’d trade for Duncan silicone stickers.


#6

bazmonkey used both silicone and plasti-dip. He spread it on wax paper, then laid another layer of waxpaper on it to flatten it out. He initially used adhesive transfer tape/sheets, then moved on to a cheap sticker maker from one of the craft stores.


#7

Got some bearings that will kill it…
steel or S/C ceramic wing cut.


#8

I’m getting a ceramic bearing for it.

And a double sticker recess.


#9

This too is fun: http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,30728.0.html


#10

I really don’t know much about beefcaked bearing systems.

Honestly, I’m not interested.


(M.DeV1) #11

Well if you have an extra A sized bearing laying around then just try it. It widens the gap ever so slightly and can make a huge difference in play. I always keep at least one of my 10 FHZ’s beefcaked.


#12

The ones in the review are not as wide as standard A size and they are wing cut


#13

What exactly is “Wing Cut”?


#14

I believe that means it has an extremely slight cut in the bearing, allowing for string centering, without the negative qualities of a normal string-centering bearing (KK, Grooved, etc.). With these, you won’t get string bunching up, slippy binds, and all the other bad things you get with those str-centering bearings. This is based on what I’ve heard. I haven’t had enough play time with a yoyo using one of these bearings to give my thoughts. I’ve only ever sampled a few throws installed with a TX Wing Cut for short amounts of time.


#15

And what if the string got snagged between both of the bearings?


#16

The wing cut prevents that form happening with a “beef cake” set up.