Dubulo - Wood
Dubulo - Wood Series
Dubulo (formerly known as Monkey Knuckles) began as a wooden toy years ago, and this series remains true to those roots.
The solid beech wood Dubulo are around 37mm diameter for the large balls, and weighs in at around 49g per set. They sport a laser etched AO2 logo as a testament to their authenticity.
The mixed wood Dubulo make a statement with their ultra clean design, contrasting colours, and smooth natural finish. They around 40mm diameter for the large balls, and weigh around 55g (maple/ walnut version) and 57g (maple/ purple heart version) total. The smooth grain and slightly higher weight make them a favourite of many players.
General Info on Dubulo
Dubulo is about as simple as a toy can be. It consists of two large balls tethered on a string, with two small beads at either end that serve as grips or counterweights. The design of the toy allows players to integrate elements of play from a number of other skill toys, including yo-yos, poi, and others, as well as totally unique styles of play. The idea is to use the different structural elements in order to create different patterns of motion, isolated tricks, and combinations. You'll find a solid base of tutorials introducing different styles of play, tricks, and tips for getting started on our tutorial playlist.
Dubulo was first developed in 2003, partially in response to trends seen with other toys, including other skill toys, becoming increasingly high tech and complicated. Dubulo was an attempt to get back to a more basic kind of play that was not reliant on precision engineering, and would offer a rewarding experience for beginners learning their first tricks, as well as having the depth to allow advanced players to come up with far more technical moves.
Dubulo allows for both individual tricks and continuous flow which links tricks together. One of the unique features of the toy is that there is rarely a drop or a "reset" required. When a trick is missed, it is relatively easy for players to recover by linking their play with a different move instead.