2023 Aluminum Butterfly

Anybody tried em? How does it compare to the Butterfly AL?

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Looked up the specs the other day for each.

The new one is larger diameter, wider, lighter, and has delrin caps.

Also “a” bearing instead of c

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I wonder what the weight is without the delrin caps?

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@drewtetz Quote

High Praise :clap:

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Im dummy excited for this one lol. I’ve bought 2 for a watermelon halfswap lol

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Woah. I’m in now for sure!

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Yeah, that tipped the scales for me too. I just ordered a green one. I’m wondering how similar it will feel to the Weekender.

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Love it. Looks like someone melted a candle into the side of the yoyo. I didn’t have much interest in the original aluminum Butterfly, but this looks amazing.

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I ordered the teal Butterfly. Drew’s endorsement sealed the deal.

The Imperial looks awesome but I have no idea how it will play. I decided to hold off on one for now.

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Where are y’all buying these new AL Butterflies?

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Yeah, I can’t see wanting a 62g ball bearing Imperial, personally.

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Pm’d

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It looks pretty sharp on the edge, and yet I’m super curious. Whoever gets one, please post what it’s like!

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I can’t imagine any world where this this is going to be comfortable to catch. Those raised bumps just confuse me so much. Rims like that kill a lot of comp throws for people. So do you really want small and thin rims smacking your palm (or knuckles :grimacing: ) on a metal responsive yoyo? This just seems like a recipe for pain.

That being said the new Butterfly AL seems awesome, it fixed like every complaint I had with the original. Especially with the Drew Tetz seal of approval I feel like there’s no way it isn’t going to be great.

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I almost wonder is the imperial will play somewhat like an RBC with higher walls for better kickflips. That could be way off though.

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Is there any word on what size the caps are? I ordered the green and I’m super hyped on this. Drew’s mention has me giddy for a robust aluminum stall machine. If the caps fit I would like to squeeze some pink butterfly caps in there!

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Can somebody PM me and let me know where these are available? I’ve checked my usual sources and come up empty.

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PM’d.

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So according to the Duncan site, the new Aluminum Butterfly is supposed to come with stickers:

“NOTE: This includes two pair of Butterfly Logo and two pair of Psychedelic Logo stickers! With or without logo, this yo-yo looks super sleek.”

But mine didn’t come with anything but a white string. What’s up with that? :confounded:

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i already emailed the retailer, stickers are coming in a second shipment apparently

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