Just in case anyone was wondering, here are the weights of the Duncan Counterweights in order from lightest to heaviest.
Blue Die - 10.5 grams
Yellow Die - 10.6 grams
Clear Die - 10.6 grams
Blue Bouncy Ball - 10.7 grams
Red Die - 10.9 grams
Red Bouncy Ball - 10.9 grams
Squirrel Head - 11.5 grams
Panda Head - 11.6 grams
Monkey Head - 11.75 grams
Duncan Man Head - 11.75 grams
Skull Head - 11.75 grams
Steve Brown Head - 11.8 grams
Mean Red Die (a.k.a. Dieguy) - 12 grams
Yellow Bouncy Ball - 14.75 grams
Now if you’re thinking, “Why would I want to know the weight of some dumb counterweight?”. Well the answer is quite simple, the ideal weight of a counterweight is 1/7th the weight of the Yo-Yo according to Steve Brown (the Creator of 5A). Although it all comes down to personal preference.
Here’s an example:
The Dif-E-Yo Tank weighs about 75 grams, right? Well let’s divide 75 by 7, the answer is about 10.7. The counterweights that weigh closest to 10.7 grams is the Blue Bouncy Ball, the Red Bouncy Ball, the Red Die, and the Squirrel Head. So according to Steve’s philosophy, The Tank will balance best with any of these. The one you choose is all a matter of preference.
Now just because this is what Steve Brown recommends, doesn’t mean that it’s the only way. It’s all about what feels the best to you. Some people prefer another proportion, like the counterweight being 1/6th of the yo-yo’s weight. Others will just use what’s comfortable for them. Use whatever works for you. Just like with yo-yos, preference is key.
This is just to help those who either aren’t sure about what counterweight to use with which Yo-Yo, Need to find the right “Feel” for 5A, or are simply just curious.
Thank you all for reading this, and I hope this helps people.