Recently, I created my own axle system using magnets for fixed axle yoyos that can be taken apart. The axle fits into the halves and is secured with magnets located in the ends of the axle and in the halves as you can see here:
The system works really well. It doesn’t fly apart during play, the magnets keep the axle secured in place, the only trouble with it, is that the halves can slip on the axle during regen tricks. This is easily fixed by putting plumbers (PTFE) tape around the sides of the axle.
Having to tweak fixed axle yoyos for them to work properly is quite common; Tom Kuhn No-Jives habe often required tinkering to work and even the TMBR woodthread axle system has had its share of experimentation by users to ensure it doesn’t fly apart.
What I’m asking is this; as a customer, would you be OK with my magnetic removable axle system requiring some thin plumber’s tape around it in order to avoid it slipping? The system will work perfectly if you would be willing to use this.
The biggest advantages of this system is that it creates smoother take apart yoyos that can be tuned if desired. It also enables me to use it with my dimple models like the Bloodcell and KNack. That would not be possible with the current existing take apart systems.
Please let me know in the poll below:
- I’d be fine with having to apply plumbers tape to the axle as a customer.
- I don’t want to have to bother applying anything to my fixed axle yoyos for them to work properly
Please don’t forget that every yoyo requires the application of things to get it to continue to work properly, like lube.