I’m outside throwing my Barracuda this afternoon on break when it occurs to me my string seems to be a wee bit short. Examination indeed reveals that in fact there is a tangle with an extra loop around the bearing. I proceed, (foolishly I now readily admit), to unscrew my yoyo and when I do the axle takes a Greg Louganis somersault jack knife right down into the depths of the poor excuse for grass we have alongside our office building. I searched on my hands and knees to no avail, it’s lost and gone forever in amongst the jungle of strange plant life which passes for our lawn. (I even went back after work and searched some more. It’s…it’s gone. :’( )
Is there replacement axles for the Duncan Barracuda available anywhere? I tried to steal a couple of axles out of other throws I value less but apparently these things a quite product specific as no other axle would fit correctly. Would it be of any use to go to a hardware store in search of something with the correct threads or would that be just a fool’s errand?
I think I perhaps had heard once upon a time others had experience with the Barracuda’s axle being frustratingly short and prone to loss but maybe I’m recalling conversations about a different product.
Any advice would be much appreciated as this is a YoyoExpert Limited Edition Barracuda and one I treasure highly. What should be my next step?