silicone


#1

This is probably a common question in yoyoing. But it is definitely a good poll. So, what silicone do you like to use/apply/buy? Flowable silicone that comes in a bottle (you have to apply). Or silicone pads that are already made (you just have to place in recess). ?


#2

Gasket maker is my favorite. Pads are nice too, as long as they aren’t silly slim silicone groove pads.


(J. Lev) #3

I love pads. I really don’t mind the extra cost if I can just peel one off and slap it in my yoyo. Applying silicone is a real challenge for me, I just don’t like the hassle :slight_smile:


#4

thanks for voting and explaning :slight_smile:


(Hardcore_Max) #5

I like to use RTV but its basically the same a flowable siliocone, a single tube of silicone can last you for ages and its cheap as chips for a tube, whereas pads are an on going cost when you have to constantly buy replacements when they wear out.


#6

As mrcnja would say, flowable IS rtv.


#7

i like RTV
cheaper… :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

need more votes!! Keep voting! :slight_smile:


#9

While I’ll acknowledge the bonuses of Flowable Silicone, it’s just not for me. I prefer being able to carry a package of replacement stickers in my pocket and be able to change one out quickly in just a few seconds.


(J. Lev) #10

…How frequently does that happen that you need to change pads on the go?


#11

Are you sure that your not mistaking with friction stickers?


#12

Well where it does ALSO apply to Friction Stickers. It can apply to Silicone as well. Unless you check everytime before leaving the house with a Yo-Yo in hand. Which I don’t. I tend to just grab and go… and I may find out later that the pad has worn out. It’s certainly less frequent then the old Friction Stickers (unless I’m using my Speed Beetles), but still happens.

I was just giving a reason for why I had my preference, which basically boils down to simplicity.


#13

okay, cool