Some one said to me that I should silicone reses my yoyo, what does that mean?
What kind of yo-yo is it? I can give a more acurate desciption with that information.
Basically though, you are removing the response system of the yo-yo (friction stickers, o-rings, etc.) and using what it called “Flowable Silicone” to create a new response.
The silicone with grab the strings during a bind, but usually is not “tug responsive”. This response type is ideal for advanced string tricks.
- Do you do that to both sides of the yo-yo?
- What if the silicone gets in the bearing seat?
- How can I determine 3mm?
Take the axle out of the other side, do it twice.
Take it off with a pin or nail, it won’t be permanent.
Estimate, it doesn’t need to be PERFECT.
Thanks! Also, when it says shims, does it mean like metal ones I could find in my basement or would I have to buy regular YYJ shims?
The spacers that come with the yoyo is what he’s talking about.
Can you do it with a Metal Zero or any other metal yo-yos? Is this harder, and do you do it the same way?
I’ve heard you can do it, but its harder I think.
I have no clue though, so don’t trust this.
You can recess a metal yo-yo, yes. You CANNOT however do it the way it’s described in this video.
Will caulk work instead of silicone?
It is a type of silicone, so it will work. It gets hard fast, and can discolor/get moldy if you don’t maintain it.