Three questions

  1. Is it safe to use hot glue instead of flowable sili in the O-ring groove of my YYJ Dark Magic?


  1. Any good thread combinations I should try for my handmade yoyo string, and maybe how you make yoyo string (presuming you do of course)?

Almost there,

  1. Would a Ceramic KK bearing be better than a Center-trac bearing?

(DOGS) #2

Iv’e used hot glue with okay results, not the best though…

poly should be fine. or poly/nylon. or poly/cotton

center trak / konkave bearings dont make yoyos play better, ceramic or not.


would hot glue make it less responsive than the stock rubber o-ring though?

(K.O.P.O.) #4

No hot glue would work almost equally it just depends on quality but id go with silicone, the dark magics a great yoyo and i woulden’t take too many chances with it unless it’s not your main yoyo


I’ll probably just wait till next week to get some flowable silicone, not that it will matter after next week, I’m getting a YYF Genesis ;D

(K.O.P.O.) #6

k then i guess you could mess with it but still id do what you r doing now (p.s the Genesis is awsome)
I dont know too much about string but i feel that ceramic kk berings just cost more then a reg. (though there might be some cause for its price) but center track is a cheaper option.

(Cameron (and his yoyo)) #7

Center track and KK keep the string from hitting the response while the yoyo is sleeping. If you have a good throw then your fine and it already does that, if not then you can use it like training wheels until you have a better throw. IMO KK is a waste of money and I wouldn’t need a center track so it’s up to you.


Yah, i wouldn’t risk damaging your DM with hot glue, stick with the o-ring (it works great with me!), Hands down, KonKave bearing. I think this b/c the center track has a large flat area of space in the center, this could mean that the string will still hit the sides. The Konkave has a curve in it the whole way, this ensures that the string WILL NOT hit the sides. (I’ve tried both the CT and the KK, so i know each of their performances) Good Luck! :slight_smile:

(Cameron (and his yoyo)) #9

There really the same, because the flat part doesn’t matter at all. Straight flat regular bearings are just as good (better IMO) as KK and Center Trac. With a good throw your string will stay ing the center and away from the sides.