Does anyone have a good response setup for their Hspin G&E 4? I got one at the original release and absolutely loved it but ever since I ran out of the original pads I’ve struggled to get it to bind well. If I remember right, it originally came with chaz pads, but those haven’t been available for years. Dif pads are standard for most other hspin yoyos, but they don’t work well with a gap this wide. My G&E 3 allows adjusting the gap width with shims, but it was the last of their models to do so. I still have some of the old 13.7 sized Duncan friction stickers. They’ve worked, but only barely. The binds are still loose and the pads usually only work well when they’re new or freshly scuffed, but at least it’s playable. Using a long string has also helped somewhat. The next thing I’m planning on trying is some of the tall fat kitty string to see if that helps, but I’d love to hear if anyone else got something that actually worked well.
Unfortunately the recessed area for response pads is shallow on this yoyo so the thicker pads that are more common now don’t work well. Last time I tried one of the thicker style pads it made the yoyo too responsive/unpredictable since the pad stuck out so far, and after relatively little play time the pad came off and wrapped itself around the bearing. I’ve also tried putting in silicone myself. That plays how it should, but it tears out after a few throws because the recess is so shallow.