Fixed Axle Friday Throws

63g is very heavy for a maple yoyo.

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I was actually shocked, it doesn’t play that heavy. Thought it was in the mid to upper 50’s. Actually, someone asked me a year or so ago about various weights of my fixed axle collection and most of my maples were mid 50’s or higher.

I’ve got a couple No Jives that are in the upper 40’s, but most of those are low/mid 50’s as well.

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I quite like heavier fixed axle yoyos. That Harbinger in the picture above weights about 67g. I was just surprised that an maple yoyo with no metal parts would weigh that much.

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Whenever my Ballsy gets here, it will be that next Friday’s fixed axle throw!

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Kicking it off with my plastic from @Glenacius_K will probably throw in my Duncan butterfly later today
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Some of you purest may call out blasphemy, but I’ve been having to much fun all week with this set up that I had to share it on the this #fixedaxlefriday. Technically this could be considered a Transaxle but it doesn’t behave like a Yomega Fireball requiring a double axle loop. Duncan released a new version of the Wheels Long Spin back in 2016 with a plastic size C bearing sleeve. I happen to have two @docpop Bolt 2s one set up unresponsive and the other responsive with a 1/2 spec C. The Duncan bearing sleave is actually 1mm wider than the 1/2 spec C. I put the bearing sleave into my Bolt 2 giving it a nice 2 dime gap laced up with some @MattB YYSL Type X white string and now this is super stall modern responsive machine. With the halfs tighten the sleeve doesn’t spin and the Bolt is now really quite and super smooth with poly on a plastic axle with just a normal loop. This set up it sheds a gram or so weighing in at 63grams but the weight distribution makes it feel lighter than some of my woods at similar weights. The Duncan plastic axle sleeve also has a recessed groove making the axle diameter smaller by a couple millimeters from 12.7mm down to 10.6mm giving the yoyo a little bit more of a higher wall. Anyone else out there like to use sleeves to convert their ball bearing yoyos for fixed axle play?


Full Flat C / Duncan C Sleeve / 1/2 Spec C




Bolt 2 Gap compared to a Duncan Butterfly

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I’m digging the feel of Poly on Plastic. Mlm

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Woah! First time I’ve seen/heard of these. Does anyone know if these can be bought separate?

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I haven’t seen them as an accessory option. But the Wheels are really cheap. Mine came in a pack with a ProYo from a big box toy store for under $10.
http://www.yoyomuseum.com/museum_view.php?action=view&subaction=exhibit&exhibitid=3073

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Axle Sleeves on Fixed Axle Friday

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Is that a Proyo axle. Seems like there are two different ones, one like that, and one inside a disk?

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If the sleeve doesn’t spin, then I don’t see how it would be considered a transaxle anymore than a No-Jive is.

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This is a Duncan C bearing sized axle sleeve from the newer Wheels Long Spin model. It is just a rebranded Butterfly XT with Hub Caps and this plastic bearing sleeve instead of a flat bearing like the XT. They are super lightweight at 50 grams. The bearing seat on the Duncan shells makes it behave more like a transaxle.

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I’m sorry, I was referring to the one Miguel Correa was using. I should have been clearer…

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I’m jealous of @gcoomans’ all plastic fixed axle. Wish I had one. Lol!

Poly string on a plastic yoyo is a really nice. Even nicer is the feeling of poly on an all-plastic yoyo (even the axle is plastic).

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Yeah, I’ve never heard of these, either. It’s pretty cool.

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Someone used to make a delrin sleeve that converted C bearing yoyos to fixed. Mrcnja maybe? I think that was his username, he’s changed it and I can’t remember the new one lol.

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So nice! I love pink on green that it has right now too

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Haha I could try and make you one, but I doubt it would go over too well

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oh wow, a plastic sleeve in a Bol2 is a brilliant idea! It’s funny you mention it, because plastic-sleeve=responsive-goodness is a subject in this month’s PopCast video.

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