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Duncan Butterfly

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Manufacturer Duncan
Release date 1960s
Shape Butterfly
Color Various
Weight 60 grams
Dimensions Diameter: 56mm
Width: 37mm
Material Plastic
Bearing size Fixed steel axle
Response system Starburst
The plastic version of the Butterfly had first entered production in the 1960s, when Duncan switched to plastic as the main material for their yo-yos after the buy-out by Flambeau. As with the original wooden version, it featured a wide, flared shape that allows players to land string tricks easier. Since its release, it had become a best-selling classic, alongside the Imperial. It was also licensed for Bandai's Hyper Yo-Yo line in 1997.


See Also


  • Hans Wong Jensen, the 2004 Singapore 1A Champion, used a modified version of this yo-yo in his 1A freestyle at the 2004 World Yo-Yo Contest. In fact, there are many other people who also modify this classic yo-yo into an advanced player's dream.

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