Today we catch up with Bryan Jardin – Marketing Specialist for Duncan Toys and 7-time Philippine National YoYo Champion!
What are you throwing?
Barracuda X and Yoshicuda X. They’re just so powerful! The spin-time is what I needed for both 1A and 5A. Barracuda X is for 1A: it’s light and I can easily control it. Yoshicuda X for 5A: As I grow old, I’m liking undersized yo-yos for 5A. Both share the same shape, but the dimension and weight are perfectly designed on each discipline.
What response are you using?
Default Red Duncan Pads. Not available for retail stores yet, but coming soon. It makes my yo-yo snappy…I kinda like old school feeling when I throw. I want my yo-yos to bind easily without thinking I have a knot, you know what I mean? I’m picky, I also change these depending on how many hours I play. But if it doesn’t bind the way I wanted to, I change both sides.
What bearing are you using?
Dif-E-Yo Konkave for more than a decade now. Everday carry, I don’t worry much about it. As long as it binds and the bearing is working, I’m all good. Contest season is a different story. If I’m serious about winning, I have a different formula. I break bearings because I throw so hard. I tried cleaning it in different ways for many years, then I got tired. So I change bearing if I feel like it doesn’t spin the way I wanted to. I don’t throw out the bad ones, I just switch them to my EDC.
What string are you using?
Kitty Fat – it’s fat, and tension is consistent. I also like the economical price string. I change strings frequently. When I’m practicing for a contest, I change strings every after 2 freestyle practice. Since I throw hard, I stretch the string so fast. I don’t throw them out, I just set them aside and then use them in my everyday carry yo-yos.