Longest lasting response


#1

What response pads last the longest?


#2

Long lasting is up to use and how one throws.


#3

I mean over all
Flow able silicone<Yyf response<Gen yo hatpads<etc.
I just the having to scrape out all the remaining stuff out of the grove once the response goes bad , so want to change the switch out time with a prolonging pad


#4

It does depend on many factors
the yoyo the speed your string how you bind and more I can’t think of at the moment. It’s about friction. As far as I know the softer the pad the quicker it will wear out. I could be wrong. :slight_smile:


#5

Snow tires :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

Flow grooves


#7

Concrete


#8

Probably the One Drop Flow groove or self-applied flowable silicone. However, I’ve heard good things about MonkeyFinger Design’s monkey snot.


#9

Flowable silicone doesn’t last as long as pads, and monkey snot lasts even shorter. It doesn’t play bad, it just doesn’t last longg


#10

Really. I feel monkey snot lasts a good long time. It’s my favorite. Breaks in quick and gives consistent binds.


#11

Only lasts about a week or two of heavy play for me when pads last at least twice as long


#12

I play 1-2 hours a day and usually only redo the response when it is damaged. Maybe once a month.


#13

I don’t know what I’m doing “wrong”, but if I have to change a response in a yoyo more than twice a year, it’s a surprise. Every few weeks? Every month? What am I DOING? :wink:


#14

Haha, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. I have red pads in my DV888 that have been there for almost a year but I’m too lazy to get it changed.


#15

Responses can differ greatly. I absolutely have an original Hulk Smash Wooly Marmot that still has Chris’s original flowable silicone and it still binds and plays great. Not kidding. It’s been 5-6 years? On the other hand, the flowable that came with my OG Avalanche lasted about 1 month. I seem to have very good luck with Snow Tires though. In my experience I’d rank them

Flowable Silicone<YYJ Silicone Pad<One Drop Flow Groove<YYF pad<Snow Tires (white and aqua)


#16

on my first yyf genesis, one pad tore out on my third or fourth bind. next throw smashed against the floor… ever since then whenever I get a new throw I tear out whatever garbage they put in the grooves, and pour silicone myself. I have never had to replace the silicone I put for 2 or 3 years. keep in mind I dont usually stick to one throw, more like rotate around 30ish. replacing every few weeks seems absurd to me.


#17

Mine are usually fine till I get a good knot in the string. That will usually end up tearing a little chunk out. I said maybe a month on mine, but not sure how accurate that is. Just guessing.


#18

most of mine last 2 months on my most used throw.


#19

For my offstring yoyo I have to replace the flow-able silicone every 2 or 1 weeks