Duncan - Titanium version of the classic Freehand!
From Duncan: Our first-ever titanium yo-yo and one of our most awaited designs, the Freehand Ti - Large Bearing.
The picture says it all. The body is the classic original Freehand design, with caps and a large bearing. So what’s the big deal? This one is titanium with aluminium caps.
We were actually pretty skeptical about releasing a luxury version of the Freehand. We asked ourselves if it was even worth it, or if it would even play differently compared to our previous Freehand releases... There were so many questions that made us really hesitant to proceed with its design. However, at some point, we just had to try. So we gave it a shot, and, as it turned out, having the Freehand made of titanium made a HUGE difference. Our initial goal was really just to make a cool collectors item, but what we ended up with was a true juggernaut of performance and style: The perfect high-performance yo-yo for the most devoted yo-yo collector.
Working with titanium allowed us to significantly thin down the wall for the Freehand Ti, which massively improved the performance of the yo-yo. Making the wall as thin as possible was tough, though, so the prototyping process was extensive. It’s still got that classic feeling, but the body is lightweight and the weight is well-distributed, which allowed us the freedom to add caps to this design, something we thought was key. What’s a Freehand without caps, anyway?
This specific design and weight is a one-time run due to the complexity of the design and assembly—We apologize for the limited availability. This model is really something special, though, and we are really proud of the product we were able to release to you with the Freehand Ti!
Disclaimer via Duncan: A typical Freehand (minimal) vibe can be felt on the string with the aluminum cap, but this does not in any way affect the playability and spin.
Freehand One Ti Specifications:
|56.05 mm / 2.21 inches
|38.35 mm / 1.51 inches
|4.40 mm / 0.17 inches
|Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
|"Slim Pad" Size 19mm OD