Origin of Ball Bearing Axles


#1

1978

Tom Kuhn and the No Jive 3-in-1:

Kuhn invents the first take apart yo-yo which allows for the axle to be changed.

1980

Michael Caffrey and the Brain:

Caffrey invents the “Transaxle” and the Auto-Return Brain, which had a Centrifugal Clutch System. This consisted of a weighted, spring loaded clutch which pulled away at higher speeds and closed in at lower speeds.

1984

The first Ball Bearing axle:

Swedish bearing company SDK made novelty Ball Bearing axle yo-yos that didn’t work very well.

Late 1980’s

Shooting with a Silver Bullet:

Kuhn invents The Silver Bullet 2 with a metal transaxle, making it the first successful yo-yo with a Ball Bearing axle.


#2

This should probably be stickied.


#3

(SR) #4

No. You say that about everything lol… plus it will have the sticky curse- no one reads it.


#5

No one reads this already. ;D


(DOGS) #6

Stickies should be reserved for link lists to archives/guides/information, rules, and important updates. Anything else is totally unnecessary.


#7

Referencing would also be nice.

http://www.yo-yos.net/Yo-yo%20history.htm


#8

Wrong site! Wikipedia


#9

Lol ok, who did The contributor on Wikipedia garner the information from?


#10

From the Sources Section

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#11

@VinegarEel - I can assure you that yoyofactoryben is an expert on this subject. Any information that he adds is quite valid.

Now let’s all play nice. :slight_smile:


#12

I was. He asked for Wikipedia’s Sources, and I gave him them! I’m not a mean person! ;D


#13
^ Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos, 1999

Ding ding ding!

Exact same text, we agree :slight_smile:


#14

Nice