KK'ing


#1

Why is KK’ing considered a mod? It’s just removing the bearing and changing it ??? Ive been wondering this for a while, and pheenix also posted about it.


(JonasK) #2

Just as you said, I have been wondering about this too. When I hear about KK’ing as a mod, I think that the modder takes a bearing and makes a groove in it. If I play my SpeedMaker with a 10ball, I won’t say that I’ve modded it, just changed the bearing. And the same should go for a KK.

Addment: Answers would be nice… with smileys :slight_smile: :smiley: ;D :slight_smile: :smiley: ;D


#3

Technically, mod means modification, so…

I get what you mean, though. It’s so simple and minor, you wouldn’t think to consider it a mod.

Oh, and…smiley. ::slight_smile:


#4

haha so is changing strings also considered a “Mod”? ;D ;D :smiley:


#5

People often make their own KK’s from regular bearings (with a drill or other method). I think when it’s done like that it should really be considered a mod, but when it’s purchased it’s really too simple.


#6

Changing bearings is actually considered tuning.

Smiley :smiley:


#7

Call it what you want, but…


(JonasK) #8

A very,very,very,very small mod. I can several of those per minute…

Addment: the M1 has a very “slippy” bearing seat. The bearing just falls out if I hold it upside down.


(yoyobot) #9

you forgot the smiley :smiley:


#10

Well because it has a higher up seat so it can’t grab and stick because of the with depth.

Changing a bearing is a mod and is a real one. You MOD the bearing in your YoYo.

But then again, changing a string is a mod, loosening the gap is a mod and so on.


#11

Then why is changing the axle tuning, instead of modding? Usually a mod is considered to alter the physical properties of the yoyo. By changing the bearing, the physical properties of the yoyo isnt changed, or for the string, etc.


#12

Who said it wasn’t modding? Mod is short for modification. A change is a change, significant or not. Tuning and modding aren’t separate things so to say. You make mods to tune your yo-yo.


#13

But I am going off of Kim-Lan:

Modification:
1. an act or instance of modifying.

Modify:
1. to change or alter slightly.

But you are right, in YoYo language, Mod is:

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#14

If you want to think about it that way…

I’m guessing you wouldn’t consider this a mod either then: http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,2082.0.html

The physical properties of the yo-yo wasn’t changed.


#15

Yes it was. He sanded it down to have flat rims, as it had round rims before. He physically altered it by changing the shape.


#16

Maybe he “physically altered” it, but he didn’t change the physical properties of it.


#17

Oh, I see! You are good! Okay, I shall go back and edit my post!


#18

YOU GOT OWNED BY A GIRLLL!!! OWWW!!! WHAT NOW SAMAD!!!

JK

But IMO, It is a mod.


(yoyobot) #19

lol


(JonasK) #20

Changing the bearing might be a mod, but I don’t think we should talk about it as a mod. If I put a KK in my SpeedMaker I’m not saying “Yeah, I modded that yoyo to the beyond”. I would rather say something like “Hmm I changed the bearing in my yoyo”.

So let’s just not care about the definition of the word modification. Because putting a KK in a yoyo may be a mod, but there is no reason for us to call it a mod. We are going way to deep in the dictionary and it is just a bearing change.

Simulation of discussion:

yoyoer #1: Hi!

yoyoer #2: Hey! Guess what? I modded my Dark Magic (please don’t get caught up in this)

yoyoer #1: Awesome! What did you do?

yoyoer #2: I put a KK in it, changed the pads and put on some Perfect Fit String.

yoyoer #1:

Addment: That pretty much shows why we shouldn’t call a bearing change a mod. KK’ing is making a groove in a bearing. End of discussion