I have read in a lot of threads in the past and I just read one here concerning looping yoyo’s.
The misconception is that silicone makes a yoyo unresponsive. Absolutely not true.
Even silicone recessed yoyo’s can be responsive.
The bearing is what makes the yoyo unresponsive. Now you can change the feel of the response with different types of silicone or pads but that does not change the tug responsiveness.
Clean a bearing and put it into a responsive yoyo and you will see that it will be unresponsive.
Add some lube to the bearing and you will notice that it will become responsive.
So when considering silicone, don’t think it will make your yoyo unresponsive.