Cheap, Quick, Friction Stickers

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These are quick and easy friction stickers for a yoyo. It will cost 1.2 cents per friction sticker. I couldn't take pictures because the tape is clear... you can't see it...

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Step 1: Materials

All you need is the following,
Thin, double sided tape, a little smaller than a friction sticker.
Friction stickers...
or you can use a piece of paper(but it will be harder.)

Step 2: Making the Shape

If you have a friction sticker, skip this step. Basically just trace the shape of the place where the friction sticker goes on the piece of paper. Kind of like a crayon rubbing.

Step 3: Putting It On

Put the friction sticker on the piece of double sided tape. It should stick over the edges. Then cut it out.

Step 4: Put It On(again)

Just put the sticker onto your yoyo.

Step 5: Notes

If you use kentaro friction stickers, it will wear out in roughly a month, costing $12 per year.
If you use duncan, it will wear out in one day, costing $292 per year.
If you make these, it will wear out in one day, costing $4.38 per year.

Anyway, it's cheaper making these. I'm trying to make it last longer, so expect more!

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    6 Discussions


    10 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Where are you getting the friction sticker ? Is it an old one that doesn't stick any more? Can you use a thin coat of Silicon on double stick tape, then cut it ?

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, you can use anything on the double sided tape, as long as it will fit in your yoyo. The friction sticker you can either use an old one, or see my instructable. Again. And silicon is a great idea! It will be bindable too....

    One thing I've heard, if you want duncan friction stickers to be bindable, heat em. Look here,992.0.html


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Update!!! This may sound weird... but just add a piece of rubber onto the tape before you cut it, that way your sticker will have some rubber over it, which gives better response(near the end they don't grip as well) and can last a month!!! Get heat shrink tubing, a balloon, any thin sheet of rubber, or grippy stuff will work.(even a bike inner tube!) or you can put rubber cement on a normal piece of tape, let it dry and follow the instructions on top. If you discover something else, let me know. All you need is the grip(rubber) and some kind of adhesive(double-sided tape)