Duncan - Freehand
Whether it's your first yo-yo or the first one you've picked up in a long time, the Freehand is THE classic beginner yo-yo.
The legendary Freehand has gotten refined to make a comeback. The Freehand was designed especially for a style known as String Tricks, where you mount the yo-yo on the string while you manipulate it. The body is a little large, to give it plenty of spin and stability; even a weak throw should give a reasonable sleep time. The response area has something called a "low edge," which means the string is kept away from the body to avoid any friction that could slow down the yo-yo. The Freehand has a pedigree that reaches way back in yo-yo history, and this version is proof of the continuous improvement Duncan has made to the design over the years.
Pull it out of the box and start playing; the Freehand is designed to handle much more difficult tricks than the basics, so it makes a good yo-yo for someone looking to level up as well. If you used to play, you'll feel comfortable and powerful with a Freehand in your palm.
The Freehand comes loaded with a slightly thin Size C- bearing, and some thicker response pads, the perfect set-up for more responsive play. By switching these out for a standard Size C bearing and regular thickness pads, you can upgrade your Freehand to a bind response setting. Click Here for the Bind Upgrade kit.
For bind responsiveness right out of the box, check out the Counterweight for 5A play.
The Freehand features the same body style as the Freehand Pro, but the Freehand Pro's wide, unresponsive Konkave bearing is replaced with a thin large bearing and thick SG stickers, giving smooth tug-responsive play best suited for beginner and intermediate players.
- Additional Information
Manufacturer Duncan Series None Signature - Style Beginner For Age 8+ Designed In USA Release Year 2016 Weight (g) 64.3 Diameter (mm) 58.08 Width (mm) 41.83 Trapeze Width (mm) 39 Shape Step Straight Body Material Plastic (Polycarbonate/ABS/PS) Rim N/A Bearing Type Ball Bearing Bearing Size Size C- (Large Thin) Response Slim (OD 19mm) Twist-apart Twist-Apart Spacer None Axle - Bind Tug Return Surface None Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required Function/Gimmick No