Counterweight Yo-yos / 5A

These yo-yos are for the freehand style of play, where the string isn't attached to your finger. Instead it's attached to a counter-weight.
This opens up a lot of new possibilities. The counterweight can be thrown from hand to hand and swung in different directions around the yo-yo to create new mounts and string positions.
This style can be achieved with both responsive and unresponsive yo-yos.
In this section we have listed yo-yos which come with counterweights supplied.

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  • Duncan Freehand Zero Yoyo

    Duncan Freehand Zero Yoyo

    Wide adjustable string gap. Durable polycarbonate body. Ball-bearing axle. Take-apart design. Friction sticker return system. Ideal for all levels of string tricks and great for counterweight play. Includes mutiple counterweights. The Freehand Zero is excellent for both regular 1A advanced string trick (with out counter weight) and freehand 5A. Learn More
    £12.50

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  • Duncan Freehand Yoyo

    Duncan Freehand Yoyo

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    The Freehand yo-yo was the first yo-yo in the world that didn't need to be tied to your hand! With its patented counter-weight system, you can let go of the yo-yo in mid-trick, making the impossible look easy. The Freehand was developed with U.S. National Yo-Yo Master Steve Brown, inventor of Freehand-style play. The Freehand has an extra wide Butterfly shape, and special Friction Stickers for smooth play and perfect response. The Freehand is excellent for both regular 1A advanced string trick (with out counter weight) and freehand. Learn More
    £13.99

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  • Duncan LED Freehand Zero Yoyo

    Duncan LED Freehand Zero Yoyo

    The Duncan Freehand Zero is a favorite among yo-yo players worldwide and now comes in a special light up version. Not only does the yo-yo light up, but the included counterweight does too. With its patented counter-weight system, you can let go of the yo-yo in mid-trick, making the impossible look easy. FH Zero has a wide flared shape, and recessed Friction Stickers for smooth play and perfect response. Learn More
    £16.99

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  • Duncan Throw Monkey Yoyo

    Duncan Throw Monkey Yoyo

    The Throw monkey is a ball-bearing yo-yo designed for string tricks and counterweight yo-yo play.
    The Throw monkey is the ultimate counterweight style yo-yo. It features a strong plastic body with overmolded rubber rims for greater durability and a ball-bearing axle for long spin times. Friction Stickers give smooth play and perfect response.

    Comes with trick CD and a bouncy-ball counterweight for standard and "bouncy-style" counterweight tricks.

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    £16.99

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  • Duncan FreeHand Pro Yo-Yo

    Duncan FreeHand Pro Yo-Yo

    Duncan's 'do-everything' plastic body yo-yo gets an overhaul for 2017.

    The FreeHand has a re-designed 'Low edge' and a wide size C bearing - after all, for all your 5A Trick antics you're going to need excellent sleep times.

    The old response pads have replaced with new friction pads for more reliable, snappy returns.

    Best thing about the new FreeHand Pro? Without any modification you get an incredible performance yo-yo right out of the box.

    Supplied with counter-weight.

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    £21.99

  • Duncan Metal Drifter Yoyo

    Duncan Metal Drifter Yoyo

    The best-selling Metal Drifter™ combines high performance and high play value. Made of precision machined, premium aluminum, it features a wide shape, ball-bearing axle and recessed sticker response. The Drifter is the perfect yo-yo for intermediate players looking to step up to a professional quality yo-yo. Each Metal Drifter™ includes a counterweight for players looking to learn even more tricks as they enter the realm of 5A!

    Out of the packet, thirst throw, we got a minute long sleeper out of this yo-yo which says a lot about the quality of yo-yos that Duncan are currently producing. This 'Drifter' Model was originally designed to be an affordable 1A yo-yo but Duncan couldn't help themselves and threw in one of their great counter-weights too. This yo-yo has a nice, snappy responsivity fresh from the box (which can be a little rough on the knuckles so watch out). A very clean, fresh look and a very adaptable yo-yo.

    Alternative response systems can also be used with this yo-yo.

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    £29.99

  • Duncan Origami Yo-Yo

    Duncan Origami Yo-Yo

    The Origami is the Duncan pro model for Bryan Jardin.

    Bryan is famous for his innovative, unique style when playing 5A style yo-yo. The shape of the Origami is the perfect synthesis of an H-profile and a step-round shape.

    The Origami is a powerful metal bodied yo-yo which is perfect for advanced trick play and, in particular, counter-weight play. The Origami is also exceptionally quick for its size.

    Highly recommended and a great example of the bespoke, performance yo-yos that Duncan are manufacturing at this time. Please note, that due to these yo-yos being manufactured in limited runs, we only have silver in stock at the moment.

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    £59.99

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