Tricks are part of the fidget spinner experience, if you haven't tried any, you're not getting all the fun it can offer. The beautiful thing about tricks is that there are no strict guidelines, what you can and can't do. It's up to you, you can easily invent new tricks by just fiddling around. You can even combine multiple tricks together to perform your own, like putting a pen through the bearing hole and spinning the fidget while it balances on the tip of the pen.
Tricks are being performed by many fidget spinner users because they crave something more...
Usually, when we're stressed, anxious or lack focus, we feel the need to fidget with anything we can find around ourselves, that might be clicking a pen, playing with keys or just finger drumming on the table and most of the times it's quite annoying to people around us. That's why smart engineers started coming up with ideas for products which could be helpful in these situations. That's how fidget toys were born in late 2016. What's interesting is that research shows that in some cases fidget toys help people get rid of their bad habits like smoking and nail biting....
Bearings that are used in spinners is not actually designed for spinners but instead are widely used in skates and skateboards which are why they usually come with dust covers and are greased. Bearing lubrication plays a vital role in the life of bearings when they are under significant stress and essentially are there to separate moving parts in order to minimize friction and prevent corrosion. But because bearings in spinners are not under pressure and most likely will not be in contact with water the lubricant is unnecessary and just slows down the spinner. So what I suggest is to get rid of the grease altogether as that usually improves spin time at least a couple of times.
There are a lot of possibilities when it comes to bearings and they are the most important thing when it comes to spin time. It’s important to get the right ones for you as it’s the key component and there is no bearing that will be the best for everyone because each of them comes with a good and a bad side.
Nearly all spinners come with bearings that have an outer diameter of 22mm.