Duncan Bassacuda Specs:
Weight: 65.4 grams
Response: 19mm pad
Bearing: Dif-e-Yo Konkave Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The Bassacuda is the long-awaited signature yoyo for US National Champion, European Open Division Champion and 2-time World Yo-Yo Contest medalist Sebastian Brock. Designed with the Duncan Barracuda as the starting point and then optimized for Sebby’s unique style of play and trick construction, the Bassacuda is a fresh new beast with a totally different feel.
The Bassacuda is light, fat, and fast and has a feel that really stands out in the modern yoyo landscape. The fat rims and contoured slope to the gap give the Bassacuda a wide, comfortable feel both in the hand and on the string. The light weight keeps the Bassacuda nimble and able to play incredibly fast, but the wider feel to this yoyo lends itself well to slowing down and giving your tricks room to breathe. It’s a perfect yoyo for Sebby’s style…dense, technical tricks that open up suddenly and pause for air long enough for the entire audience to see and enjoy what is happening. The Bassacuda straddles that line between competition and fun, and is a great all-around throw for any player.
Available in several different editions, the Bassacuda engravings are as unique as Sebby’s tricks. The standard edition has a nautical theme, with a ship’s wheel as the focal point of the side engraving, and with various other icons serving as compass points for a unique engraving in the catch zone of the yoyo, immediately around the response area. There have already been numerous special editions, including an understated and fantastic collaboration with Unknown. The fit and finish are far better than you would expect for a budget metal yoyo, and the various special editions really look great on a yoyo with plenty of real estate for artwork.
The Duncan Bassacuda retails for $45 – $50, depending on the edition, and it’s an absolute steal at that price. Great for contests or casual throwing, with enough special editions and colorways that anyone can find something they like, the Bassacuda is the budget metal yoyo we’ve all been waiting for from Duncan Toys.