What's a quick and simple way to remove some vibe?


#1

Posted this in the mods section also. Didn’t know where?


#2

Teflon tape on the axle often works in many cases.


#3

I don’t know what that is/how to do that


#4

You wrap teflon tape around the axle of the yoyo a few times and then screw the yoyo back together.


#5

And keep it there always?


#6

Well, if it works, why would you remove it? The vibe would be gone because of the presence of the tape. :wink:

It’s not a permanent mod. If you ever want to remove it, you can unscrew still; it just might take a bit more doing.

Just a side note: vibe isn’t the end of the world, especially in small amounts. I got a brand new yoyo that has a smidgen of vibe to it, and I actually like it. Dead smooth is nifty and all, but I find a smidge of vibe helps me to detect certain things like dying spin.


#7

I know but like a lot of vibe? If u put the tape on then take it off does it do anything?


#8

I suspect you’re not understanding the tape.

The tape goes on the threads of the axle. It’s really really thin stuff; plumbers use it to help create a seal in threaded attachments like shower heads and faucets.

You put the tape on the axle, you screw it in. It gives a few micrometers of “thickness” to the threads, creating a snugger fit.

There’s no 'taking it off" other than reversing the mod (I hesitate to call it a “mod” but my brain’s not functioning). If it doesn’t help, you unscrew the yoyo, unscrew the axle (again, it might take a bit more work than normal, but if you got it in, you can get it out!) and remove the tape. You’re back to exactly where you were before.


#9

Yes u are quite right I don’t understand the tape. So if an average joe looked at the axle would he see the tape? Where can I buy it? Is it expensive?


#10

Why is it important that the tape go undetected?


#11

Ok so once I get this tape what do I do?


#12

look up yoyo tuning, and you should be able to find a tutorial on how it’s done


#13

insteadof Teflon tape use blue loctite.


#14

That’s somewhat of a poor idea since loctite is designed to not be opened up again usually. Even the less permanent kind of falls apart after some use.


(SR) #15

Step on it, smack it around, and maybe throw it on the ground a few times, your yoyo will be as smooth as spreading butter on warm bread.


#16

I agree, if you can break it, even better!

if your taking this serious, dont.
I dont want mordo to go off again.


#17

loctite blue is designed to hold the bolt firm, but also not so strongly that it can’t be removed with normal hand tools. From the manufacturer website:

FEATURED PRODUCT
LOCTITE® THREADLOCKER BLUE 242®
Designed for the locking and sealing of threaded fasteners which require normal disassembly with standard hand tools.


#18

Loctite BLUE (there are other more permanent ones) is fine.

Even if it loses its grip some day, you just reapply it.

Or learn to love a hint of vibe. :wink: I do!


#19

I never said you could not use blue loctite - I said it is a poor idea because of the frequent need to reapply it and the waiting period it requires after use. I have used blue loctite before and from personal experience I’d say it’s not worth it.


#20

Certainly Teflon tape strikes me as a better idea.

Nail polish works, too. But I’d rather use Teflon tape.