No disrespect intended. I may have to go elsewhere to get this item, but I will contact Sales at YYE first before I take business elsewhere for this item. If this means waiting to get parts because YYE can get it for me, then I will patiently and pay in advance.
I have a Crucial Half & Half. I got it via BST. I think it has a few minor issues preventing it from being all it can be. I’m planning to investigate some of this in my spare time this weekend. I just want to be a bit informed. I think this would be a great yoyo if it was given a little TLC.
1: I take it that this yoyo does use the Crucial SPR system.
2: Is the SPR system fairly easy to swap in and out? Are there any instructions I should know before attempting to remove or replace it if it becomes necessary to do so?
3: The yoyo shipped with black pads in there. These appear to be silicone pads like the Duncan silicone stickers. It also included a pair of what I am assuming are proper Ghost Pads, which appear to be clear. The black pads extend slightly above the recess. I think the yoyo is a big grabby as a result, which is what is driving this whole series of questions. The bearing spins fantastic, so I don’t think it’s the bearing that is causing me problems, it’s the response. If I have to use pads, do I use thick/medium or thick/large pads?
4: Is the SPR compatible with silicone? Given the choice between buying replacement ghost pads and using flowable, I’d rather just silicone it myself.
5: Would this yoyo have shipped with a Crucial Grooved bearing? It has a flat in there right now.
I’m not opposed to buying pads, a new SPR pair and a new bearing in order to take it to “factory condition” if I need to. Maybe I don’t need to do anything except yank the pads and silicone it, that would be fine too.
I’m asking this in public rather than to YYE direct because I figure someone else can benefit from these questions and answers. And I did do some searching and didn’t find sufficient answers.
Thank you very much in advance for any information, advice and assistance. The efforts are greatly appreciated.