I’m making credit card shims for my Kickside hoping to make it less responsive. I got the hole punched and used a scissors blade inserted into the hole to shave the hole a little bigger. It worked like a charm, I got a perfect fit and it couldn’t have been easier. Now it’s a matter of cutting the outside perimeter of the shim. When I look into the bearing seat of my Kickside, I see a raised ring around the center where the axle goes. Is that the size I want to make my shim? Do I try and duplicate that raised ring with the shim? (I hope this makes sense. You might have to look into the bearing seat of your Kickside or other YYJ yoyo to see what I’m talking about.)
My 2nd question is about the Kickside bearing. (or YYJ stock bearings in general) This is the first time I’ve ever opened the Kickside and I put the bearing on a pencil to test it’s spin and it doesn’t spin when I flick it. I know for certain the bearing isn’t broken in because I probably have less than 2 hours of play on it. Are the YYJ stock bearings pretty lubed up and need a good breaking in? Should I allow more time to break it in or should I clean it and give it a drop of thin lube?