Yoyo accessories?


Okay, so I was thinking of getting a dark magic. Then, I was just poking around this site, and saw the konkave bearing, silicone stickers, synergy caps, spacers, and the gloves, and I was thinking… do I really need this?

Can someone tell me what each does and whether it is worth it or not?

(SteveYoYos (Steven)) #2

I would start with getting the yo-yo. Ones you have the yo-yo you can worry about that stuff. The most important things are Yo-Yo, and string.



Well, the KonKave bearing is always a good investment. You’ll enjoy it a lot. Keeps the string centered, and spins like a champ.

Spacers (and shims, too) are something you should worry about when you have a better idea of what kind of gap width you enjoy playing with. Experience is the best teacher. You can always pick some up and experiment, or keep them for a time when you have a better idea of your preferences.

It’s always good to have some spare stickers for your yoyos hanging around. It’s always bad to lose a sticker and have to wait for delivery. Of course, your Dark Magic doesn’t take stickers. Look at the silicone o-rings in stock here, should you want to try some different response. IMHO, silicone is the BEST response, but opinions vary. Find out for yourself!

A glove? Sure, you could. It certainly saves from friction burn and makes things nice and smooth. A lot depends on your string preference, though. A lot of people will tell you Slick 6 causes some burn, and I’d agree with them. It’s also a great string choice. 100% Polyester is a bit softer on the fingers, and a solid choice as well. Some people think BOTH burn a little too much and use a glove. How about your fingers? You might think about holding off on a glove, and that’s fine, but when you’re really hot and heavy into your new string tricks, it’s nice to have a plan you can just pull out of a pocket if the burn starts interfering with your throw time.


But silicone for a hybrid??? How long does it last?

(Mark) #5

Depends on how good your throw is. But generally, it will increase your spin and lower the friction.


Can you make your own konkave bearings? They’re kinda expensive


A KonKave bearing is not required, but if you really want to, check out this post. Just be sure not to ruin your bearing.