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« on: January 28, 2017, 05:59:56 PM »

I am sick of buying $2 response pads. I heard that you could
Use 19mm o rings. Can anyone verify this and tell me where I could get them and if all 19mm brands work??


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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 06:01:05 PM »

Just head down to the hardware store and try them in the oring groove.  You may find you want a thicker or thinner one. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 10:16:59 PM »

It really depends on the yoyo. As Schnayke sez, take it with you and see if you can find one that fits.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 11:18:25 PM »

How often do I need to change them??


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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 12:48:45 AM »

O-rings will outlast most any other component of the yoyo. I have 10 year old (or more) YYJ yoyos with o-rings that are fine.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 01:22:29 AM »

You could just use flowable silicone on your yoyos. I found mine on a sale rack for $2 for a big tube of it.


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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 09:49:48 PM »

Would you recommend a specific brand?? I have a horizon and a skyva that I want to put them on


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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 10:21:39 PM »

I believe you can find some useful info on using flowable silicone, including brands, here: Useful modification & maintenance guides - Axles,Clean, repair, tune, fix yoyos
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 10:38:04 PM »

Pretty much everyone that doesn't use replacement pads use some form of silicone. Nobody really uses o rings anymore.
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 01:18:50 AM »

Nobody really uses o rings anymore.

Not entirely true...
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2017, 09:10:05 AM »

Not entirely true...

A lot of true yoyojam enthusiasts do use o-rings Smiley


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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2017, 10:06:59 AM »

So silicone?? Or would o rings do the trick.


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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 10:21:49 AM »

So silicone?? Or would o rings do the trick.


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I would personally silicone then you can use it on any yoyo without having to worry about what size.


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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2017, 11:19:10 AM »

So silicone?? Or would o rings do the trick.


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Silicone will work, however if you don't store it right it will just end up costing as much or more.  Make sure you store it well.  Since cost was your issue I thought I would throw that in there. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2017, 11:37:06 AM »

Silicone will work, however if you don't store it right it will just end up costing as much or more.  Make sure you store it well.  Since cost was your issue I thought I would throw that in there. 

It's not really that hard. As long as you put the cap back on after use and it's not in really hot or cold temperatures, it'll be fine.
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