Original Flat-Top
Hi-Ker Flat Top Front
Manufacturer Hi-Ker
Release date (please complete)
Shape Tournament (Imperial)
Color Orange with white stripe
Weight 55.7g
Dimensions 58mm diameter, 32mm width
Material Wood
Bearing size Fixed wooden
Response system None

Produced during the 1950s, this yo-yo is #670 in Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos. Note that Hi-Ker owned the rights to the name "Flat-Top" which forced Duncan to choose a different name for its reversed-half model. They switched to "Butterfly," a name that became the standard for the form, while the use of "Flat-Top" faded into obscurity. Original Duncan "Flat-Top" models are very rare and highly sought after by yo-yo collectors.

Contrary to what some might think, the "Flat-Top" moniker is coined after the aircraft carrier shown in outline on the logo, not after the popular male hairstyle of the day as some might surmise.

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