Friction Sticker Questions


I was planning on getting a FHZ and was wondering how long the friction stickers usually last. Also, what would be a good replacement for the Friction sticks, IE. Dif-e-yo Friction stickers or jsut regular Duncan frction stickers?


Duncan friction stickers don’t last very long. A couple of days of hard play will wear them out. Both Duncan silicone stickers and Dif pads are great replacements. Those will last many months and play much nicer.


Or you could take off the stickers, and silicone recess it. works pretty well, and silicone lasts quite some time if done right.


I was told that flowable doesn’t work well on FHZ. Also, I don’t have the tools to recess it


you can try to make friction stickers with electrical tape, what I would do is stick two pieces of electrical tape side by side on wax paper so that it looks like it’s one tape. Now, get a friction sticker and trace the pattern with a pen or a thin sharpie. Then, get an X-Acto knife and cut out the pattern. Now peel out the two pieces and stick them on your yo-yo one by one. BTW this does work, but the stick may wear out after a while.

I got this idea from this video,


really? I’ve always heard the opposite. And I haven’t had any problems with mine.
I think BillyBob’s actually sold some that Takeshi recessed and painted himself even.
And all you need is a drill and a jeweler’s screwdriver (a small flathead, about 2mm iirc)
If you wanna use stickers though that’s cool too. whatever works for you. :slight_smile: