Returning after 9 years - Upgrade Kits and do Kentaro Pads still exist?


#1

Hi,

Yo-yoing again after 9 years - mainly as therapy for my injured shoulder.

I have a few questions since the yo-yo world has changed:

My prefered friction sticker set up has always been 1 thin Dif Pad and 1 Kentaro pad for my Pyro. I don’t see either on the online shop - what are some good substitutes?

Does the new YYJ silicone stickers/bearing upgrade kits work on all classic YYJs? How much of an upgrade is it? I can use them on my mini motu, Dark Magic 1 and Hitman?

Are Terrapin X bearings worth the hype? Might pick one up for my Hitman if so.

Finally, is Difeo the only company that makes replacement bearings for Hspin? I like KonKaves but wondering if another company has released something newer like Terrapin X.


#2

Dif pads:

(From the dif-e-yo yoyo product pull down, not the accessories/response pull down)

No info on kentaro pads.

The YYJ silicone stickers are direct replacements for o-rings.  You can get o-rings at the hardware store. The ugrade kit is just a pair of silicone stickers and a stock “C” size bearing. It will fit any YYJ that uses o-rings and the “C” bearing.

Terrapin bearing - mostly hype IMO. Parts is parts. If you have a bearing that works, leave it be. More expensive bearings won’t make you any better.

HSPIN bearings - any size D (5x11x5) bearing will fit and work fine.


#3

Thank you.


#4

Don’t bother with terrapin bearings, they are very hit and miss, some work fine (but not better than cheaper bearings, like Buddha or ctx), some barely spin and crunch more than a driveway made of rice krispies


#5

Kentaro pads are dead

Kyle