Hayabusa Set-Up Problems

I have a couple of Hayabusas (Regular, not SL) stock set-up with triad response, and I’m having problems with being able to do regens on it (Eiji’s Specifically) and open string catches. I have messed with different spacer set-ups to make the gap smaller but they dont work well because it makes it too small. I also took both the caps off to make it lighter and it helps with open string catches a little but nothing else, I know how to do these tricks with other yoyos but the Hayabusa is being a pain about it, and I know you can do these tricks with this yoyo with the Triad response. Any advice? Thanks!

P.S. I heard the SL version is a little lighter, could that help?