KonKave Vs. 10 ball Vs. Grooved Crucial Bearing?


#1

I’m looking at buyin a new bearing or 2 but I really don’t know what to buy. I have heard/read MANY good things about the 10 ball but I like the konkave style. Please Help.


#2

if you like kks, go with a kk. The crucial grooved bearing has the same shape as a kk, but with a groove the size of string to keep it dead centered.
OD 10 ball is just a smooth player. Also terrapin x bearings are quite nice. got one for my noctu and it’s just amazing.


#3

Hmmm. I might get the Crucial and the 10 ball just to try both. I haven’t heard of the terrapin before where’d you get it?


#4

it’s from ebay from the seller fjh123
he has a bunch of different terrapin x bearings, ranging from flat steel, to “wing cut” (sort of like kk, but much shallower of a concave) ceramics. His flat steel bearing is just 7.50 w/ free shipping, and a type 10 hamstring :slight_smile:
also if you spend I think $30, he send you a free bearingized CW.

you can just google terrapin x yoyo bearing and I’m sure it’ll show up.


#5

I will have to check it out!


#6

I’ve tried most bearings out there, and I have to say my favorite is absoloutely the general yo AIGR


#7

Hmmm I saw that one I just don’t really see a difference between that and a stock bearing other than the metal its made of.


#8

its so much smoother and more reliable than regular bearings. I had a 10 ball in my gnarwhal before I put in the AIGR, and i found it to be so much smoother


#9

10 balls are a delight if you’re into flat bearings

usually I go, 1A -> flat, 5A -> KK


#10

same here. If you play 1A I think you should go with flat, because the KK is snaggy sometime. I can recommend you 10-balls, AIGR, or Terrapin X, they are really great.


#11

Like yo-yos, with bearings it is all about preference. Some peope hate centre tracks, while others love them. I have two of the same bearings (yyj speed) and one has ten balls the other has eight and the one with ten balls spins for a noticeably longer time and is smoother. In the end they both work, and you probably don’t need a new one unless your current one is rusted. There just bearings, save your cash for a yoyo.


#12

yep, any well built bearing would do it’s more a matter of preference, but the way I see it, it’s a good thing to experience all kinds so you can really figure out which are good in any given situation therefore find the best ones for your favorite throws


#13

The konkave and grooved bearings will play really different. Remember that since they keep the string centered for you, it can get to being a little bit of a crutch in place of proper string throws. Other than that, I’ve noticed that KKs and Grooves tend to wear a lot faster than normal bearings, but that may just be my bad luck.


#14

Does a 10 Ball spin longer than a KK?


#15

Absolutely, definitely, positively MAYBE.


#16

There should be a 10 Ball KK, thanks btw… I think, haha


#17

Same answer. I stand behind it 100%.


#18

there are 10 balls KK, they’re just hard to come by