|Dimensions|| Diameter: 54mm |
|Bearing size||Size C KonKave|
|Response system||.555 Dif Pads|
The Bare Bones is a Dif-e-Yo yo-yo that was the first to have flush mounted Dif Pads. Its shape is similar to that of the Wide Sport, but more aluminum has been left in the rims so that the yo-yo has a significant weight without adding the large rubber rings. Furthermore, the Bare Bones was the first Dif-e-Yo to include engraved axle hubs (rather than stickers). It was the first Dif-e-Yo players' model to include a sanded exterior and a polished inner "bowl." Of course, it also features a KonKave bearing.
The Bone Chip was released after the Bare Bones and is a similar yo-yo, but has a slimmer profile.
If you have never owned a wide sport, the shape of the barebones is much like a Hitman (maybe one millimeter thinner) and it has a steeper angle than the Hitman. It also is made with a small groove on the inside of the yo-yo that serves two purposes. It holds the rubber weight rings when they are in and when that aren't it serves as a ridge to thumbgrind on. The barebones has more rim weight than the first difs. I feel that it plays very well without the weight rings, though some prefer it with them in. Also, the satin finish on the outside of the yo-yo gives the yo-yo a slick finish. It grinds great because of this finish. Also, the barebones comes stock with a konkaved bearing like all difs. This yo-yo is very smooth (like all the difs) at it plays great. An important note, over time, this yo-yo seem not grind as long or as smoothly. This is because the satin finish needs to be "resurfaced". It is very easy. All you need to do is to take the yo-yo apart and take the bearing out. Then attatch the yo-yo half with the axle on a drill. Take a scotch-brite pad and hold it to the yo-yo half. Spin the yo-yo with the drill and apply pressure with the pad. You will see the yo-yo begin to return to how it looked before (with the satin type, dull, finish). Once you're satisfied with that side of the yo-yo, just unscrew that half, leaving the axle still in the drill and resurface the other side. The yo-yo will once again grind great. -Ross Feller (r055)