It’s Bryan and I work for Duncan ( I feel like I have to introduce myself, - ha!).
It’s unfortunate that you didn’t like it! I’ve gotten a lot of feed back after the release, but before I go through the list, I want to tell you and everyone the design process:
I’m a big fan of responsive yo-yos, I grew up in 2003 era, and stopped playing responsive around 2010. So it’s a thing that hyped me up after seeing modern responsive becoming a thing. When we designed the Butterfly AL, we had light and heavy prototype; the lighter version doesn’t spin well, and we cannot put longer axle, but will play closer to any metal responsive metals out there. The heavier version is close to the production, but we changed the edges, and we made the cap thinner. Overall, this made it more durable (10mm axle) + longer spin times.
NOTE: It takes at least an hour of play to adjust on heavier responsive metals.
A lot of people are really skeptical for bearing C Butterfly AL, until they set-up the yo-yos with their own liking:
Slim bearing C - if you like fixed axle tricks, this is their go to.
Default Set- up - add looping oil or thick oil.
Other opinions, release a bearing A version.
Overall, I learned that modern responsive market is a cut-throat. You’ll hear a lot of opinions because we have different liking and set-up. Fortunately, there are so many variations for this throw, here are some:
Bearing C : Thin/thick pads + responsive flat, thin/thin pads + responsive flat bearing, thick/thick pads + KK bearing, think/thick pads + KK lubed bearing
Half Spec C: thin/think pads + KK lubed bearing.
If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up anytime! firstname.lastname@example.org