Question: Adjustable Gaps?


#1

Hey, me again with another somewhat newbish question…
What is meant when it is said that a yo-yo has an “adjustable string gap”? I noticed from online specs that my own yo-yo (YoYoJam KickSide) has an adjustable gap, and sadly enough I have no idea what that means! I know it is possible to coarsely adjust the gap of any yo-yo by just unscrewing it or tightening it a little, but if that is what is meant, why aren’t all screw-apart yo-yos considered adjustable gap?


(Jesse) #2

Some yo-yos, like my M1, don’t have an adjustable gap. As soon as I start to unscrew it there is a gap between the bearing and bearing seat.


(Mikey) #3

same with my dv888, you can’t unscrew it or it will just fall apart


#4

It is a little more strenth where the axle meets the yoyo, so it doesn’t unscrew as soon as it is unscrewed a little bit. There is also a place where the bearing can go into the yoyo so there isn’t a gap between the bearing seat and the bearing if it is unscrewed a little bit.


#5

Cause once the cap reaches a certain point it can stay on the axle when you throw it then after that point you just keep making it more and more responsive then it just stops.


#6

So pretty much, “adjustable gap” means (1) the yo-yo will not fall apart or feel “loose” if partially unscrewed, and (2) the yo-yo can be unscrewed to a certain extent without any gap appearing between the bearing and the yo-yo body. Is this correct?


#7

Yup!
Pretty much :slight_smile: