Modifying my Genesis?


#1

Hi, guys. I have an original genesis without hubstacks. I would like to add hubstacks to the sides. What should I do? I was think maybe I should order a 12 mm axle and force it through both sides and somehow install hubstacks?


#2

In my experience with a dv888, hub stacks on a not already hubstacked yoyo is kinda annoying. Maybe there is a better way of doing it but for me they would come off or when I wanted to take it apart i would have to take one of the stacks off…


#3

Well, I wouldn’t mind that much as I hardly ever unscrew my yoyo. What’s concerning me is where to get hubstacks and how to put them on.


#4

You can get hubstacks here: https://shop.yoyoexpert.com/collections/accessories?constraint=yoyofactory
Axles???


#5

Wait, so if I just screw a 12mm axle through both sides, I can just slap on these hubstacks and I’ll be good to go? Do these hubstacks include bearings for them?


#6

12mm Axle won’t be long enough, you probably need a 20mm.

To attach the hubstacks you’ll need the ‘Grind Machine Metal Posts’ which you can also find on the YoYoFactory axle page.

Hubstacks do not come with bearings, so pick up 2 size A bearings as well.

Keep in mind that modifying your yo-yo can cause damage, especially if it’s your first attempt. So if you really like the yo-yo I would recommend thinking twice about it.


#7

I wouldn’t, hubstacks are nice, but because of how they would be set up, they’d be more of a nuisance.


#8

Okay, so what I do is: Thread the 20mm axle through both sides, put the grind machine posts on both sides, put both A Bearings into the hubstacks and put the hubstacks on each side onto the grind machine posts. Is that correct?


#9

Post > Bearing > o-ring (comes with hubstacks) > Hubstack

Hubstacks can be a little awkward set up this way like YoYoSpirit said. They will stick out a little more than usual. If you have a dremel you can cut down the posts to make them fit more flush, but i’d only recommend that if you’re comfortable using tools.


#10

What is this “post” exactly? Is it the longer axle?


#11

The posts are the pieces that hold the hubstacks. It screws onto the axle on each side.


#12

Oh, okay. So I figured. Why would the hubstacks be sticking out a little?


#13

Basically, you would need pliers to tighten the posts every time you unscrewed it. And you would need to remove the stacks and bearings off the posts to do so.


#14

They will stick out because they’re designed to fit into a nut/bolt type axle system.