I’m wondering if I can used N sized bearings to make unresponsive yoyos responsive. I guess I could just try, but, has anyone done this? Could I drop one into a yoyo that normally uses a C bearing and get it to be responsive? I imagine I’d need to get the silicone to not be flush or concave.
I’d just like to have a responsive high end metal yoyo that is more modern than a Kuhn’s SB-2 or something.
there was a thread recently of someone modifying something high end (I think it might have been a sovereign but I can’t quite remember for sure) and they had to shave don’t the bearing seat 'cause the two sides of the bearing seat came into contact before the yoyo screwed down tight on the N bearing
He said he is looking for a high end responsive metal yoyo. Take a look at the new releases page, guarantee 4/5s of them are above 4.5. YYJ doesn’t generally list gap-size, but the Next Level, the first model listed on their page to include gap size, is 5mm.
Well, I’m on the list with the Walter guy. He has a number of people who are ahead of me, but I’m on the list. I have made offers on them in the B/S/T with no luck so far, and have offered more than fair prices.
I just wonder what a yoyo like a YYR might be like as a responsive yoyo. The problem with the walter is the problem with the earlier suggestion, not looking to use lube to make it responsive. I guess I can just double/triple up the string wrap around the bearing.
WHat I am looking for is a YYJ Classic, made by TP or YYR.
In the end, lube is what makes a yoyo responsive. A large gapped, lubed yoyo is only a horrible thing in the minds of people who want unresponsive play. There is nothing inherently wrong with the concept.
But htis is not the only thing that makes a yoyo responsive. My YYJ classic is responsive. Narrow gap and rubber o-ring make it so. Looking to do the same for a YYR I have a triplet I’d love to do this with.
Yup, and thanks to you, I found it. I am planning the exact same mod on a YYR triplet. I bought a raw A- grade raw triplet for cheap, and want to both make it responsive, and send it for custom ano. It should make a fine “executive throw” as the sovereign modder described his.
I spent some time tonight throwing both my triplet and my sovereign. I think both would make great responsive throws.
Use Yomega thick lube. 4 drops in that sucker and you’ll be playing responsive for quite awhile. I’ve went for weeks before I got sick of the responsiveness and cleaned the bearing. You’ll be dead silent, too!
I’ve done this with my E=Mc^2 and it played great!