With a clean bearing and brass spacers, you can play completely unresponsive with both stickers in. I like using both stickers because you can bind at slower speeds, which helps with longer combos. Also, make sure you are using silicone pads and not regular friction stickers.
Hey man I don’t know if you wish to post this up here but what’s ate the prices for your A-Sized bearings? I might either get an A+ Beefcake bearing(correct me on the name I know I messed something up), an FHZipp, or both. I have a silicone recessed FHZ which is dead unresponsive already but could use a new bearing, and a stock FH2(old version with o-ring/spacer setup) with silicone stickers and 2 A-sized bearings but I’m thinking I might stick a Beefcake bearing in there to get equal play from both bearings. What would you recommend for each?
I’ve got all the colors on these and love them. keep the spacers it has and put dif-e-o pads in it and either a kk bearing or terrapin x wing bearing. if you put the brass spacers in it your going to need a really good binding skill and luck as most binds will slip. My meathod doesn’t take much breaking in and the pads last… I dunno im still on my first set…and I put them in when the drifter first came out so… Forever! Seriously all you have to do is pads and bearing. Plays just like my high ends.
I believe all drifters came w/silicone pads. The Duncan stickers will have a cloth texture under the coating, it may be visible under the coating when new, but you will definitely see it when they wear. The silicone pads have no texture. The Duncan stickers will wear quickly, the silicone pads hardly at all with extended play.
Cool, thanks for the info. Yea, my pads are not not cloth-y, they are pretty “rubbery”.
So, Ill try a Terrapin FHZipp bearing in my Drifter. It looks like the Zipp bearing is a mm wider so that should give the Drifter a better gap to make it less snaggy and hold more layers of string. Ill report back when the bearing arrives. If I like it, Ill probly get some Terrapin C sized bearings too!