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Duncan FreeHand Zero - 5A Star
Exhibit #3559
TypeSpecial Release
ShapeConcave )-(
AxleBearing
ColorRed/black
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseFriction Sticker
GapFixed
ConditionMint
Date2004
To2005
OwnerRick Brough
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A special edition of the Duncan FreeHand Zero with the 5A star logo and a counterweight image in the center of the star, designed by yo-yo professional Steve Brown. Five A or FreeHand is a style of yo-yo play that uses a counterweight attached to one end of the string, opposite the spinning yo-yo.

Read more about how 5A play was invented by Steve Brown in 1999.

The Yo-yo and method for using a yo-yo (aka Freehand) was covered by US patent 6371824B1 which expired April 28, 2020 after twenty years.

Opposite side of the yo-yo featured the Freehand logo on the side cap.

Original retail price: $18 US.

On October 9, 2020 Duncan re-released this model again, but in aluminum and with a white star, and no Duncan logo. It retailed for $60 US.

See also
Duncan Freehand Zero - 5A Edition
Duncan Freehand Zero - Steve Brown - Broken Heart, version 1
Duncan Freehand 2 - Steve Brown - Broken Heart, version 2
Duncan Freehand One AL - Steve Brown Edition
Duncan Freehand One AL - 5A Edition
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