I’d like to try to make my own response pads, but I’m having a hard time figuring out how to do it. I’m not talking about flowable silicone response, I’m talking about making actual 19mm response pad stickers
I am not experienced at this, nor do I know how large companies make pads. But if you look at how one drop sells their pads, you can see they are clearly cut off a roll of adhesive tape.
You can possibly carefully remove the flowable pad from the groove of the yoyo and use some adhesive transfer tape like this.
I would assume a thin metal cylinder of the correct outer width? Press it down hard into the silicone tape to cut the outer circle? Then a smaller cylinder for the inner width?
I’m thinking there’s got to be some sort of a punch that exists that will do the whole thing in one motion, ensuring the highest level of accuracy possible. I just wouldn’t even know where to begin to look for something like that.
I think it’s more likely they get cut from a sheet like this:
It’s 0.062" (1/16") thick, which is the same as OD flow groove pads.
I think if you found a similar sheet that was ~1mm thick, and got a punch/die of the right size, you could make your own. Maybe there’s a standard washer size that matches 19mm pads?
Die cutting that sheet would probably be your best bet. Keep in mind almost every company has a different “standard”. The outer diameter remains 19mm but the inner diameter an depth vary.
Nice, thank you