The edge Og almost needs a delta V bearing or a center groove as it’s interior walls don’t have the displacement to keep the string centered.
Obviously you could watch the trick mounts with your focus on clean execution… but this is exchanging time for time.
If you’re married to your throw and she doesn’t spin long enough:
A ceramic bearing. Delta labs-20$
Note: they are loud, and require “dry lubrication”.
NSK micro - platinum or gold 20$
right in line with Evan and his specs.
NSK makes (in my opinion) bearings with the least amount of variables to kill your spin. When Evan got his prototype back in raw as well as the beta with his ano in the center from YYF, he pulls out the bearing and shows you what he uses, the yo-yo literally behaves differently. It’s on YouTube I don’t have the link handy.
If you don’t have the money, there are a ton of tutorials on how to clean your bearings. They vary and range from lighter fluid to acetone.
Clean glass or Pyrex bowl, cleaning solvent, toothpick, clean toothbrush, the fewer items the better for keeping your work environment dust tight. You’ll need a second bowl or clean piece of glass for the bearing to sit and dry on. -don’t use towels napkins or any type of cloth.
Remove the bearing clip and bushing shield. Submerge the bearing in solvent, stir it with a toothpick. If the bowl is now dirty pour it out and repeat until you see no signs of debris or partials.place bearing on glass or fresh clean bowl or plate to dry.
Your string - thicker the string easier the bind, it also gets in the way as you venture deeper down the rabbit hole into slack and tech tricks where multiple layers of wraps are necessary. People typically don’t like to change the string they use in terms of thickness or length. (Sometimes I’ll shorten it slightly for comps) but rather change the hard stuff like bearings and pads and silicone.
Response pads- you can rub these on your denim jeans if they grab too much “snappy binds” (don’t want to hear that term ever again.) also some company’s offer more than one type of response “feel” of their pads.
A lot goes into spin time, ten years ago that’s all anyone that threw talked about but just about any bimetal out there will out perform your mind with its spin versus your nonstop barrage of trick composition.
Hope these tips help