Shims and Silicone


(Yo!It'sMatt) #1

Should I buy shims for a Dark Magic?
I want the yo-yo to be unresponsive.
And should I replace O-rings with silicone?


(D@§h!zn!t) #2

I think you should buy shims. It will make the gap wider and most likely make your yo-yo unresponsive. As for the silicone, I like it. I siliconed my Hybrid Hitman and I liked the way it played. Unresponsive and tight binds. But, if you don’t like it, it can be a pain to get out. I recommend getting AnY o-pads. They are great and last almost forever. Here is a link:

http://www.yoyonation.com/product.php?productid=16367&cat=257&page=1


(Yo!It'sMatt) #3

Alright thanks.


#4

Well the Dark Magic is plenty unresponsive, but it does have somewhat of a small gap so shims would be helpful. You can silicone it if you want, but try it out with the o-ring first and then later you can try the silicone.


#5

Dark Magic + 1 red 1 gray shim + Flowable Silicone + Pink string = Samad (Awesome)


#6

Yep! That’s how I set up my old DM, and it was AMAZING.


(Yo!It'sMatt) #7

I think I ordered two red shims. :-\


#8

Meh whatever.

Still extremely awesome.

I actually have mine set up like the now… But 1 shim (Red) and purple string :P.

Same with my BKs.


(JonasK) #9

I play my DM stock. I find that wide gap=more vibe… This may be just my weirdness in action though


#10

I just pop a koncave (cleaned) in there and its amazing and unresponsive.


#11

if you just get a konkave bearing it will be unresponsive but if you do that and add silicone or shims you will have to do a triple or double bind return


#12

Andre used a KonKave in his videos to make it un-responsive.


(JonasK) #13

He never did that. He uses KKs to increase the overall smoothness. The Dark Magic is unresponsive with a broken in bearing.


#14

I PM’d Andre a while back while you were gone.

He said he used a KonKave to make it un-responsive, because I asked how’d you get it to be un-responsive with Hybrid response?


(Yo!It'sMatt) #15

So i’m good with a stock bearing?


#16

As long as it spins, yes.


(Yo!It'sMatt) #17

Will it be unresponsive?


#18

It should be.

Spencer, did you ask how you can get a hybrid unresponsive? Dark Magic is hybrid and very few complain about that being responsive…Just saying.


#19

Once you break it in, yes. However, it may be unresponsive out of the box, because newer YoYoJam’s have been known to be unresponsive out of the box sometimes.


#20

No. I made a statement on how Andre got his DM un-responsive with Hybrid.

He responded with a KK bearing.