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Manufacturer What's Next
Release date 1990s
Shape Original: Imperial
1999: Butterfly
Color Black
Weight 51 grams
Dimensions Diameter: 55.6mm
Width: 31.75mm
Material Three-piece wood
Bearing size Fixed wooden axle
Response system None

The Blackbird is a yo-yo produced in the 1990s by What's Next Mfg. as part of the BC line. It is made of maple wood, colored primarily in black, and it always features a stylized depiction of a blackbird.

The yo-yo was originally made with an Imperial body shape (No. 17 and No. 18 models) typical of most other yo-yos in the BC line-up, until a Butterfly-shaped version (No. 19) was released in 1999.

U.S. National Yo-Yo Master "Dazzling Dave" Schulte had used a No. 19 Blackbird yo-yo to win the BC/Tom Kuhn Extreme Team Fixed Axle Challenge at the 1999 World Yo-Yo Contest in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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