Yoyo caps


#1

I just got a new dark magic 2 yo-yo and I accidentally put the caps in backwards. Its really hard to get them out now. Is there any way I could get them out? I tried suction cups but the ones i used were not very strong. Please help.


#2

The back side is textured. You’ll probably need to drill a hole and then yank it out that way. Sorry. I bought a used one that way, so I’m just leaving it as-is because it still otherwise plays flawless.


#3

use duck tape


#4

the duct tape will probably take the silver printing off, but other than that it might work


#5

Drill them out. Caps suck anyways.


#6

I hate the caps too


#7

If you don’t putting a hole in the cap you can also just stab it (carefully) with a knife and pry it out that way (again carefully) as opposed to using a drill.


#8

A safety pin, or fish hook


#9

if you want to save the caps use duct tape to pull them off. It might take the engraving on it


#10

Wet the suction cup. Makes it stick better.


#11

this was my thoughts as well


#12

The backside of the caps of the DM2 are textured due to the way the graphics are applied. So, that won’t work to remove a backwards cap as it won’t be able to make a seal.

I find duct tape to be a bit too destructive, and in my case, it hasn’t worked on removing that cap. I did use duct tape to remove the caps off my Unleashed yoyos to do pog swapping. That was a pain!

I might try gaf tape later if I really feel motivated.


#13

Same thing has happened to me. I put hot glue on the backwards cap and let it dry. Then I got pliers and pulled the glue, pulling the cap off at the same time. It ruined the cap’s design and made it a bit loose but it got the job done.


#14

Smear a very light layer vasoline on the cap surface
press a suction cup down slow and even (making sure a nice vaccume seal is created)
yank straight up quickly :wink:

If the cap does get ruined, send a self-addressed, pre-stamped envelope and a note requeting replcement caps to YoYo Jam and they will hook you up at at no additional costs.
Expect them in 1-2 weeks

YoYoJam Customer Service
252 Industrial Blvd.
Fort Valley GA 31030


#15

yes, I know they are textured.
I’ve found that wetting the cup works on textured caps as well.


#16

I think I need another suction cup. Got any recommendations where to get a decent one then? I need to get some new ones to secure some tubing in my large aquarium anyways.


#17

Hardware store - got the wall hanger type w/the hook on the back, about 1.5 in. diameter.


#18

I gotta go to Home Depot tomorrow. I can easily make a little detour before getting 48-inch florescent tubes! Thanks!