Making my DM unresponsive


#1

Well I purchased a Dark Magic a while back and its pretty awesome. However I am having an issue with how responsive it is. So in this plight I flexed my technical muscles Grrr!! and took a file to the starburst side of the yoyo.

Well lets just say it hasnt worked out the way I orignally planed. Apparently filing bigger grooves to remove the starbursts works as a much better response system which I did not want >.> .

Anyways my new plan is to hit this now terri-bad starburst side with some super duper fine sand paper to remove all of the file marks.

But, my next dillema is should I get a KK bearing? It looks like it plays a lot smoother than the stock DM bearing and I would love better spin times and less response. Also, would shims also benefit my push for less responsive-ness if I have already grinded out the starbursts and possibly installed a KK bearing?

My goal is to have this yoyo as unresponsive as possible without having it to the point were binds are next to impossible or to difficult to achieve. Plus, I absolutly hate having to adjust the gap on the yo yo so i definatly need it as unresponsive as possible while fully tightend.

-Syder-
P.S. Yes the bearing is broken in if your wondering =P


(JonasK) #2

If you have sanded your starburst so that they are even rougher than before, it is a good idea to use the finest sand paper you can find.

A KK will improve the overall smoothness, but it won’t necessarily make your tricks look any better and increase sleep time in a large number. Shims work out fine. They are a good way to get a wider gap and less response.

Addment: Just to let you know, my SpeedMaker utilizes the exact same response system as the DM and I play mine stock. It is dead unresponsive. IMO, hybrid response does not need any kind of modding, just give it some love and it will most definently love you back.


#3

Thanks for the response but I think loving it for 2 weeks is long enough >.> so far all the love I have gotten back was a few cracks to the head and my well “Pride” hit a couple times…Im not exactly loving the hybrid response so much i think w/ my next yo yo im going to go with some K-pads I love my cousins PGM so much more unresponsive and it feels so much smoother.

Thank you for your imput, very much appreciated =D


(JonasK) #4

Trust me, a worn in O-ring with a broken in bearing is all you need.


#5

i know you’ve already said you hate adjusting the gap, but that’s precisely the most significant way for me to make my DM unresponsive. oh and thin lube helped too.