Duncans top 5

Hey all. I’m on the fence about some Duncans so I’m curious. What’s your top 5 favorite Duncans? Excited to see what everyone thinks!

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  1. Grasshopper GTX
  2. Orbital GTX
  3. Haymaker X
  4. FreeHand AL
  5. Butterfly AL
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Haymaker Beta
Haymaker X
Tourney
Freehand AL
Grasshopper GTX

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  1. MG
  2. Tourney
  3. Orbital gtx
  4. Butterfly al
  5. Freehand al
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I have to limit my choices to what I have…

Grasshopper GTX
Freehand AL
Exit 8
Barracuda X
Wind Runner 7068

4 Likes
  1. MG Freehand
  2. MayheM
  3. Raptor
  4. Exit 8
  5. OG Wooden Butterfly (early 1960s)
4 Likes
  1. Exit 8
  2. Mahem
  3. Freehand AL
  4. Mosquito
  5. Mondail :crazy_face:
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Mantra.

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Mg
Takeshi-recessed Freehand
Sprakle Butterfly
FHAl (new version)
Barracuda

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Is Duncan going to make more Butterfly AL’s? I’ve heard great things about them.

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Has anyone used the roadrunner, the orbit, or the echo? Strix? Roadrunner looks pretty rad.

I only own a few but they go in this order.

  1. Barracuda X
  2. Freehand Pro
  3. Freehand AL
  4. Origami
  5. Freehand Nextgen
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I have a Roadrunner and love it! I got one of reworked ones. Some older reviews talk about the pad seats not being recessed enough so the red stock pads stick out a little making it snag alot and there were also complaints about a tiny axle. Mine came with a long axle and clear pads. The gap is not huge - sites list it at 4.10 but I dunno if the gap was widened. It’s not a huge gap but is not a problem with normal string. It’s not a huge yoyo, width is average and diameter is a tiny bit smaller than average. It definitely feels unique to me and I find it very fun to play and nothing about it holds me back from putting it successfully through my combos.

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Nice thanks man! I’ve heard they were bad in the past. Don’t remember where I read that. Thanks for replying.

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The Roadrunner is not something I’d easily get rid of. It’s fast and the binds are always tight and it just feels awesome in my hand and on the string.

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I have an OG Echo it’s just not in my Duncan Top 5

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Mine are
Grasshopper gtx
Yoshicuda x
Duncan mkt
Haymaker X
Barracuda x

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Sounds like you’re primarily looking at their monometals but I’d give their bimetals a chance if they’re in your price range or you can find one on sale.

My top 5 right now:
Grasshopper GTX
Yoshicuda X
Haymaker X
Tourney (surprised that I’m only the 2nd person to list it)
Barricuda X

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Mine are

  1. Orbital GTX
  2. Grasshopper GTX
  3. Mayhem
  4. Butterfly Al
  5. Grasshopper X
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just one - the Echo 2