Aoda Free King Yo-Yo. A very nice unresponsive all-metal yo-yo. Great value.
Brand - Aoda
Colour - red and black anodised finish with laser engraving
Weight - 52g
Diameter - 50mm
Width - 39mm
Gap: 4.6mm approx
Response - silicone O-Ring Response
Bearing - Large Aoda size C concave bearing. Same size as the Dif-e-yo KK bearing.
Notice to Customers in the USA:
Dif-e-yo have a Patent on the Concave bearing shape in the USA. Because of this, I cannot supply any Concave bearings that are not made by Dif-e-yo to customers in the USA. Customers in the USA may buy these yo-yo's, but the convave style bearing will be swapped for a correctly sized Vivace Stainless Steel Flat Bearing.
Other: supplied with a cloth drawstring yo-yo bag, 1 yoyo string and 2 spare silicone o rings (pads). Note the o rings (pads) are not sticky and are push-fit. This yo-yo could be siliconed (you could use flowable silicone).
Note: these are unresponsive and will require 'binding' skills to play. Not for beginners!
Notes by Pete: I have been asked what my personal thoughts are on the two new models from Aoda: the Dancing Pearl and the Free King. As the seller I must be very careful not to give a biased review, and I prefer customers to form their own opinions. Nevertheless, here are my first impressions of the Dancing Pearl and the Free King. I think these new Aoda yo-yos are very good and that other yo-yo manufacturers should take note. They are just such good value for money and play very well. The finish on these new Aoda models seems better - more consistent. Don't expect the perfection of top end yo-yos, but it is getting close. They both throw well, are nicely balanced without any bad vibe or wobble (though I have not thrown every single one!) and I believe they compare well to many more expensive yo-yos. I think Aoda Yo-yos are coming of age and are becoming more innovative. The non-sticky pads work quite well and the recess could probably be siliconed, it is quite deep. Both yo-yos are a good buy. But only buy if the shape, weight and price suits you. Since these are new models, there are probably no reviews anywhere yet. If anyone purchases one, do send me your thoughts as I would love to hear your opinions on these. Thanks! Pete, proprietor, euro-yo.com.