I’m just curious. I got my DM2 nearly 8 months ago and today, I opened it up because I was going to swap out the Terrapin X Wing Cut in there for an S/C bearing, and I noticed the response was pretty much shot and needed to be replaced. The annoying part was I just siliconed someone else’s yoyo yesterday, and had I known my DM2 needed a siliconing, I’d have done that as well. The worse part is that I really wanted to play it today and had I done it last night, it would be ready now! It was so tempting to put some YYJ replacement responses in there and just keep on going, but I was determined to silicone this yoyo. Now, granted, I don’t play as much or as heavy or as intense as many of you, but 8 months, man, that’s a pretty decent time for a response system to last. It was still binding nice and tight up until I ripped it out.
So, in general, based on whatever you can recall, how long does your response system seem to last for you before needing to be replaced?
I think I’m gonna start setting aside Friday nights as “Pamela Anderson Night”. That’s the time when I’m gonna do silicone jobs. What will be cool is when I’m doing this for other people, I can bring them back to the on the Saturday yoyo meeting day(looks like Sunday is going to start working better though, but that’s for later).
I gotta say this:
Thanks YYE for informing me about the wonders of flowable silicone! Not that I’m against pre-made response pads, but I like how there is some DIY stuff we “normals” can do. It’s very satisfying to do a good silicone job, especially when I get to play it and enjoy how it performs. I’ve done 10 yoyos to date, so the tube I bought has paid for itself a couple of times over already.