The 0A Thread (Fixed Axle & Modern Responsive)

That’s what I figured. Thanks.

Yeah. Whatever sized bearing (or wooden axle) you use, it’s vital the gap matches it. C bearings are really not suitable for strict 0A setups because it is impossible to tune the gap to suit them for responsive tricks. Sure you can do responsive tricks on them, but they behave weirdly. Moons are odd, they loop upward and slip a lot on the end of a throw.They will only ever be suitable for hybrid responsive/unresponsive setups (unless you make the diameter of the yoyo huge).

A bearings still present issues in my opinion.
The diameter is still too large and the gap can’t be tuned well enough without either causing a minor slip/thud at the end of a throw, or it being too wide for perfect Moons. I don’t think it’s bad, just not quite there.

Cramming bearings with lube only goes so far, and I think it’s a sign of a fairly weak overall responsive setup. Maybe a bit of light lube is fine, though .

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This is why Tom Kuhn bearing yoyos used I size bearings, they are about the same diameter as a No Jive axle. Raider/ 720 bearings are K bearings slightly larger in diameter to I bearings but smaller than A bearings. I put 720 spacers and a K into a Spinstar and it can really shoot moons.

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Yeah I’d love to see a TK (SB5 lol?) which went back to that bearing (and the amazing gap adjustment of the SB2) but with pad recess and lower overall weight.

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There are smaller axles, too!

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That is kind of the limitation of the latest Tom Cat reissue they did last year with the brushed rims. The Turbo Disc aren’t as grippy as silicone, I did put in a Core Co pad and it just gave it some vibe. New Turbo Disc and fresh cotton play the best, but Turbo Disc don’t last very long. Then I let the collector in me keep it on the self. I might just have to tune this one back up today.

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I don’t find this to be true. The Delrin you made and the Moonshine 1 I had, both STM with ease and feel great doing it to me.

I do prefer the A bearing to the C for 0A in general, though. It would be interesting to see some experimentation with smaller bearings as 0A gains popularity and yoyos evolve to suit that style.

It would be interesting to create a recess for a silicone pad in a Roller Woody. Have you tried the super glue mod to make the pad last longer?

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I might have to try this. Just superglue over the linen I take it.

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Right. It worked pretty well as I remember.

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dont we all?

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Got this absolutely beautiful zebrawood recently from @IS_Yoyos this thing is amazing

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The DocPop/Zipline Day Tripper is so perfect for 0a.

Been practicing redirects that DocPop posted earlier this year.


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