Evolution of Response in the Duncan Freehand


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I’ve always liked the Duncan Freehand, and have recently been curious about the the response in its various incarnations.

Below is the most basic info I have, but if anyone knows of any interesting pieces of info such as

  • types of stickers used in each

  • When changes were made from standard friction stickers to silicon stickers.

I’ll continue looking, myself, but would like confirmation of whatever I find from folks more knowledgeable than myself on this.

Just copy and add to the below, if you like. Thank you!


Original Freehand - friction sticker response (standard rubber); stickers are un-recessed

Freehand 2 - sticker response (standard rubber - the reference I have indicates that standard rubber FS’s are still used); stickers were not recessed, at first, but were recessed beginning in 2010.

FHZ - sticker response (I only see reference to regular friction stickers, not silicon); recessed.