Turn out the lights on your way out, folks, it’s truly the end of an era: Hank Freeman, 3x World and National champion, the first member of Duncan Crew, has officially left the team.
Hank’s involvement with Duncan Toys pre-dates even the existence of the Duncan Crew of sponsored players, going back to when he was in the hilariously terrible “Whip It” commercial for the Duncan Transaxtion in 1999.
But really, this is good news…this frees up a spot on the Duncan Crew for some rising talent, and the main reason he is leaving is to focus on 44RPM, the company he launched last year with Drew Tetz. And, wouldn’t ya know it, they have a new metal yoyo coming out soon! The Rhythm, designed by Hank and Drew, should be on shelves before Christmas and all advance reports say that it’s pretty fantastic. More details on that soon.
But for now, let’s pour one out for the last of the old guard as he moves on to bigger and better projects! Hell yeah, Hank!