Thanks for all the suggestions. I have a few more questions.
What type of string is sold here? I bought the 25 pack of cotton (white), but it does not say if it is type-10 or type-8. I think it is type-10 because it looks the same as the one that came with the Eh. Any idea where can I find type-8 (or 10)?
I just saw on Ed’s blog that he used friction stickers and manually scratched off all of the tacky material. Is the tacky material on the inside (will contact the string) or is that what is used to stick it to the yoyo body? Do you know what size silicone sticker to use? Will these leave a sticky mess on the yoyo if I remove them?
I thought about sanding the axle sleeve, but worried about messing it up. The friction sticker is at least removable. I see that TMBR sells axle kits, and more exotic ones one their own website. I’m guessing that since I have the Ed x SPYY x TMBR x YoYoExpert version that one of these axles would be a good replacement. Do you know what the Axle tool is (TMBR website)?
Thanks for the help.
P.S. I think my sidewinder is my most consistent trick.