YoYoFactory Response pads are what makes your YoYoFactory Yo-Yo play smooth on the string, and come back to your hand when you want it to.
Most of these pads are the standard 19mm OD Size (Outer Diameter) which is pretty much standard in all yoyo brands these days. The Mighty Flea pads are for a very small yoyo, so have much smaller pads. The Broad pads are wider for some yoyos that require a wider pad.
NOTE: each pack contains a pair of pads, one for each side of the yoyo!
These specially formulated pads come a a variety of colors. Each color possesses different play characteristics that make it better suited to different play styles. Whether you’re looking for a pad that has virtually no “break in” time (red) or you’re looking for something long lasting (natural), we’ve got the pads for you! Just check out the chart and find what you’re looking for.
Here's a rundown on each pad colour:
The standard YoYoFactory response pad. White pads come in almost all of our yo-yos when they are brand new because these are the best all-around pads. Whether you use them in preparation for a contest, for a high intensity freestyle, or for just hanging out and throwing, the white pad will play to your standard. Good for all styles of play.
The Competition Pad. Red response pads break in very quickly, reach an ideal sweet spot, and then wear out quicker than any other pad. This combination makes them perfect for freestyle competition play, in which you can break them in within minutes and walk on stage ready to go!
Pink & Yellow:
The Consistent Pads. These pads are reliable in how consistent it plays as it wears down. Unlike many of the other pads that have a sweet spot once they are broken in, the pink and yellow pads are as good when you first swap them into the yo-yo as they are just before they're worn down to the core.
The Grippy Pads. These pads have a little longer break in period, meaning that they retain that new pad feel for much longer than most other pads. Once broken in, blue and teal pads hold a Medium Response while still holding an overall grippy feel.
The Marathon Pad. The Natural color pads are intended to be the longest lasting pad that we make. Surprisingly they also require very little break in time, no maintenance. Best used in the yo-yo that you take with you wherever you go.
The Green pads are the extra-thick responsive pads, replacement for the responsive versions of the ONE/Dv888/Hubstack/Replay. These sit above the normal pad area in any large/slim padded Yo-Yo to make the string grab much easier.
WHiP and Grind Machine owners: there are special “wide” pads made specifically for your models. They are made of the White material which will give you a good, smooth play with a nice, long life.