What makes it so good?
It’s soft, but durable. White, not weird off-white like all other cotton I have. All other cotton I try sort of ‘thins out’ pretty quickly, and alters response as a result, but the ZipLine stays at its original thickness.
I’d gladly pay them for the recipe if they didn’t want to keep making it. Since it’s labor-intensive, it may not ever be made by the Park family again, or just be very pricey.
360 varial, hand switch landing.
0A though of the day: The og Duncan Wheels is an outstanding fixed axle yoyo.
I have the current Duncan Wheels model, and it is usable only after you replace the cheap plastic trans-axle with a decent slim C bearing. Why did Duncan redesign it this way? It was outstanding before, now it is trash (unless you upgrade it).
The 2016 Wheels spacer is a great fixed axle spacer in other throws cause its a bit wider than a 1/2 spec C. I’m still playing this Bolt 2 set up
When you say “spacer” do you mean trans-axle? They mean different things to me (I can buy spacers which are like small washers, and which are very different from trans-axles).
I enjoyed mine, but they’ve all come apart on me. I seem to have a knack for doing that to non- take-apart fixed axle yoyos though…
I’m guessing you don’t play Duncan Imperials…those things are damn near indestructible in my experience.
Haha, I have in the past, and you’re right, never had one come apart!
Bandai use to call them PBs (Plastic Bearings). Yes its acts as a Trans-Axle in the 2016 Wheels cause it floats and rotates around the axle similar to a Fireball. In yo-yo"s like the Bolt 2 or a Sherpa it tightens around the bearing seat like a bearing spacer. With poly strings its plays really smooth, quite and consistent response as a bearing spacer.
I guess I don’t quite understand how something so wide can serve as a spacer!
You could call it a plastic bearing blank similar to the Luftverk blanks.
So you mean it takes the place of the ball bearing in a yoyo like the Sherpa, and gets locked in place like a Luftverk bearing blank would?
Yep, makes the Bolt 2 an 0A machine.
Okay, so it either functions as a trans-axle or as a bearing blank. Still not what I would call a “spacer”, which is an object that sits on either side of the bearing to push the body halves away from the bearing and make the gap wider.
You could always do what I do, take a bearing that’s bad and fill it with super glue , I personally like the KK with super glue, it ends up being a smaller diameter in the center.
I hate blanks generally due to their diameter. The best variation I’ve found is taking apart a regular bearing and just using the inner race. gives it a nice little groove for the string and the diameter is smaller. Still no substitute for a yo-yo designed to be fixed axle, but it works.
How does one do that?