I don’t know why YoYoJam started doing this, but have you noticed how some of their Solid Spin yo-yos have a ridge between the response and the bearing giving it a smaller gap there than the rest of the wall outside the response? See the ridges in the picture below.
I really hate this feature because it often adds friction to the spin and adds extra “response” or grabbiness, especially when the string is not new. Some of their yo-yos have this, some don’t.
My question for modders is whether anyone can cleanly shave down the ridges between the bearing and the response to be even with the wall outside the response. This is a very, very sensitive area, so I’m sure it has to be done very, very cleanly and carefully.
Anyways, I’m interested to hear from the experienced modder community. I have a Cerberus and Hitman Pro I’m interested in “fixin”. Possibly an SFX too, but I don’t really notice the problem with it as much and it plays great the way it is.
Of course if anyone can explain the advantage of the ridge, let me know too. The only advantage may be that it keeps the string away from the response pads when the grooves are not deep enough to allow recessed or flush response, but I’d rather do that with a specialized bearing (if at all).