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Posted August 1, 2013 at 11:35 am by Brandon Jackson


Hey folks! It’s Dano the Mano and as the month of July comes to an end I wanted to give an update on the “Ride for Ci” charity efforts through the sales of the Duncan Ignite yo-yo’s. So far almost 800 yo- yo’s have been sold through out the summer during my travels to different events. Support for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been unreal! My original goal was to raise $5000 selling 1000 “Ride for Ci” yo-yo’s by September 1st. I’m proud to say as of July 22, $6250 had already been donated. Between the yo-yo sales, and some large donations from a handful of supporters it’s hard to say how much we will raise in the end, but I’m predicting close to at least $9000!

We still have one month and two more stops on the King of Wake series, including the Wakeboard Worlds in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On August 17-18 Duncan Crew members will be on site in Wisconsin demonstrating and selling yo-yo’s to help support the effort.

Free tickets will be available for all yo-yo enthusiasts just email Brandon Jackson.

If you can’t make it to the Wakeboard Worlds, yo-yo’s are still available through

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Posted July 16, 2013 at 10:05 am by Brandon Jackson

From our amazing friend Danny Amir: “This summer with some amazing people I have been helping raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the “Ride for Ci” charity efforts started by Nicola Butler. Proud to say today we hit our initial goal of $5000!!! There are still more then 200 yo-yo’s left and much more money to be raised!”


Photo Credit: Rodrigo Donoso

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Posted June 18, 2013 at 10:04 am by Brandon Jackson

Hey Everybody!

Dano the Mano here, and I just wanted to give a quick update on how the “Ride for Ci” charity efforts are going. It’s been about two months now since Duncan Toys sent out 1000 “Ride for Ci” charity Ignite yo-yos. Since Mid-April, I’m proud to say about half or more the yo-yos have sold, and already more then $3000 has already been donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. As of today we have more then three quarters of the $5000 goal! Support has been unreal so far!


We’ve sold out at just about every event I’ve been to this year already, including the Nautique Wake Games and Masters, two stops on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, the Malibu Riders Experience, and Performance Ski & Surfs Gravel Tour. Now there are still plenty of yo-yos, and events as the summer is just officially starting.


If you want to help support and find out more info about Ci Naji or Cystic Fibrosis you can check out To get charity yo-yos, either find me at any of the Rockstar “King of Wake” series events or online at

A big thank you to everybody who has already shown support for this effort, I have no doubt in my mind that we won’t only reach the goal, but surpass it for sure!



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Posted June 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm by Brandon Jackson


This summer in an effort to help raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that critically affects the lungs, Dano the Mano (Announcer of Professional Wakeboarding’s “King of Wake” series),  and Duncan Toys, will join forces with Three-time Woman’s World Wakeboard Champion and Two-time Queen of Wake; Nicola Butler in her campaign to fight the debilitating disease.


In late January 2013, Nicola lost her best friend Cianne Naji to Cystic Fibrosis.  Ci was an athlete, an artist, a person who lived her life to the fullest and Nicola was inspired to start something in Ci’s honor.  In this spirit the Ride For Ci campaign was born. is a place where people can donate to help cure CF, learn more about the disease, and find out more about Cianne’s story.  In addition to awareness efforts there will be Ride for Ci events to help link the wakeboard and CF communities in hopes of finding a cure together.


Duncan Toys has donated 1000 yo-yo’s to be sold throughout the 2013 season with 100% of the proceeds supporting the RideforCi campaign.  Dano the Mano will be selling these Genuine Duncan Yo-Yos which have special artwork designed by Nicola herself, throughout the season at most events he will attend.  A limited amount will also be available for purchase online at .


“My goal is to donate $5000 towards Nicola’s charity efforts by summer’s end” said Dano. Nicola has already raised over $10,000 since February!



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Posted November 5, 2012 at 9:22 am by Brandon Jackson

With the help of our friends Danny Amir, Hiro Koba, Hank Freeman, Holly Mathews, and many others, we were able to put yo-yos in the hands of hundreds while raising funds for a great cause, Manomania.

For those who aren’t familiar, Manomania is a fundraising campaign organized by Danny “Dano The Mano” Amir for children’s cancer research and we are super proud to to have been a part of it.

A huge thank you to those in the wakeboard and yo-yo communities who came out, learned/shared a few tricks, and supported this great cause.

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Posted August 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm by Brandon Jackson

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Posted August 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm by Brandon Jackson

Attention yo-yo/skill toy players in the Mid-west/Wisconsin!

We want to see YOU at the WWA Wakeboard World Championships this weekend in Kenosha, Wisconsin. If you want to attend the event FOR FREE shoot an email to and he’ll send you some free tickets! We’ll be on site demonstrating and teaching the coolest yo-yo tricks, and selling awesome Duncan products to raise money for the awesome charity campaign, MANOMANIA! Manomania raises funds for the Cheri Amore memorial which directly benefits children’s cancer research. We couldn’t be more excited to help such a great cause!

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Posted July 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm by Brandon Jackson

We are stoked to be a supporter of Manomania! Manomania is Danny Amir's fundraising campaign that benefits the Cheri Amore Memorial, a charity that benefits childhood cancer research. We're are also a proud sponsor of the 2012 WWA World Wakeboard Championships in Kenosha, WI Aug. 16th-19th and we'll be on site giving away free high fives, and selling yo-yos to help Manomania raise some funds for a great cause. So if you're anywhere near Wisconsin, you should come hang out!

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Posted June 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm by Brandon Jackson



We are proud to announce that Duncan Toys will be a sponsor of the 2012 WWA Wakeboard World Championships held in Kenosha, Wisconsin August 16-19th! The WWA Wakeboarding Worlds brings the best wakeboarders from around the globe to shred the wake and compete for title of Wakeboard World Champion in over 15 amateur and pro divisions. We are very excited to be a part of one of the coolest water sports events in the world.



Duncan Yo-Yo professionals will be on site demonstrating the coolest yo-yo tricks, giving away free Duncan swag, and selling the coolest Duncan products. Duncan will be donating 100% of proceeds from sales at the World Wakeboard Championships to "Manomania".


"Manomania" is a campaign organized by professional wakeboard MC (and yo-yo player) "The Noise of the North" Dano The Mano”.  All proceeds that "Manomania" raises are donated to the Cheri Amore Memorial which benefits the MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) fund. MACC is dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. For more information about the MACC fund visit .


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