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What you are looking at right now is a timeless, classic, high performance yoyo. The Duncan Bumble Bee yoyo has been a consistent top seller around the world since it hit the market in 1997. It has introduced hundreds of thousands (probably even millions!) of people to the world of REAL, competition level yoyos. Indeed, this very yoyo model brought us at Yoyoplay into the business of yoyos. It was one one of the original yoyos we sold here when we started up, and one that inspired us to go into the yoyo business in the first place. Everyone should have at least one Duncan Bumblebee in their yoyo collection. Two, if they ever plan to learn two-handed yoyoing.
Since its introduction, "The Bee" yo-yo has drawn rave performance reviews. Combining the balance and weight distribution of the Pro-Yo II yoyo with high-tech ball bearings, The Bee delivers professional-level yoyo performance. The patented string response innovation called Brake Pad Technology makes The Bee arguably the best looping ball bearing axle yoyo on the market.
You can't really talk about this yoyo without going over its history. It was introduced in 1997 by Playmaxx -- a company that itself was launched by Donald Duncan, Jr., the son of Donald Duncan. Yes, THAT Donald Duncan. It was originally called it the ProYo Turbo Bumble Bee, and it featured new, patented technology called the Brake Pad Response System that made other yoyos at the time practically obsolete. Indeed, the fact that the Bee is still so popular today is a testament to the genius, the function, and the ultimate staying power of the design.
After a massive decline in yoyo sales that followed a great, fad-fueled boom in the late 1990s, Playmaxx unfortunately bit the dust, and no longer exists as a company. If things had gone one way, we might have lost this great yoyo forever, which would have been a disaster. But we were lucky, and they did not. Duncan purchased the patents, the designs and other assets of Playmaxx so that this great yoyo would continue to exist. Like the Prodigal Son, the Playmaxx-designed yoyos were welcomed back into the arms of the company founded by the father, and continue to sell under the Duncan brand today.
Add one or more of these Duncan Bumblebee yoyos to your cart right now, and buy them today, even if you plan to buy some other yoyos too. You'll be glad that you did, because this yoyo belongs in every yoyo player's arsenal.
Duncan Bumble Bee Specifications and Details
- High speed, ball bearing axle.
- Modified shape for superior looping ability.
- Rim weighted, for extremely long spin times.
- Patented and Trademarked Brake Pad Technology, for smooth reliable response.
- Size A ball bearing
- Weight: 52 grams
- Dimensions: 57 mm diameter, with a 28 mm width.
- Assorted colors, color will vary