Response Types


What sets these response types apart? Silicone, O-Ring, Hybrid, Pad. The yoyo I want has Silicone. What does this mean? Do I have to change the Silicone often?

(J. Lev) #2

Silicone - A liquidy stuff that you have to pour into a little recess in the yoyo around the bearing seat. It takes a good amount of time to dry, usually 24 hours is safe. It lasts a long time, and gives unresponsive play but tight binds. Its seen in mostly in metal yoyos. It should last a few months, depending upon how much you play.

O-Rings - These are rubber circles (usually black) that go around the bearing. They don’t need to be replaced for a very long time. They give slightly more responsive play than silicone usually.

Hybrid - One half of the yoyo has an o-ring, the other has these little teeth things called Starbursts. This is seen in many plastics, as are O-Rings.

Pads - Found in Duncan Plastics and metals. They are little stickers. A bit like O-Rings, actually. However, there are many kinds of pads, so you can mix and match them to find a combination of your liking :slight_smile:

(Mark) #3

Actually, there’s flowable silicone which is what Xdohl was talking about and then there silicone which is a also a type of pad which is similar to silicone but you don’t shape the response and is usually flush.

(JonasK) #4

He mentioned pads…


forgot starburst response like velocity, in which they are moveable to make more responsive or unresponsive:
the little teeth things:

but instead of an o-ring its another starburst


Nah thats a misunderstanding. Starbursts can’t move, only the ones in a velocity/401/speed dial can move.

Starbursts are just little friction bumps in the plastic. They are in the velocity, just not moveable.