We had a crazy idea. Have the guys from CLYW come visit the One Drop shop and design/manufacture a brand new collaboration yoyo from scratch all the while filming the whole process.
The result: ‘the Summit’. The name really speaks for itself as this is a melding of a CLYW Avalanche and a One Drop Cascade. The name also refers to how this was a meeting of the minds.
Then we had an even crazier idea: release a small run at Cal States the following weekend! We weren’t sure if this was even possible, as neither of us have ever made a yo-yo from scratch so quickly, but we were up for the challenge and wanted to try!
Over the course of 4 days we created what we think is one of the best yo-yos on the market today.
Day 1: Design
Day 2: Make a Prototype, while Jason Week works on Artwork
Day 3: Manufacture a Small Run and have Evan from Toxic Strings anodize them overnight
Day 4: Laser Engrave/Assemble/Package
We had team members from both companies on site including Jensen, Zach, Charles, Paul, Andrew, Jordan and JT to help with the design and testing on the spot. The first version played really well, but everyone agreed that it needed a little bit more weight, so a 2nd revision was done. Round 2 of prototyping yielded the final version and we all loved it!
Charles is currently finishing up a documentary, which will show the full process of these amazing days that we spent together to create the Summit. It will also include footage of Cal States where we sold the first run, and how both One Drop and CLYW team members rocked the stage with it.
The full production run will be releasing on April 5th, 2013 with many runs to follow. Keep your eyes on your favorite yo-yo stores.
Solid colors start at $115.
Base Weight (two halves, response pad, bearing): 64.20 grams
Weight with aluminum Ultra Light Side Effects: 66.70 grams
Stock Response: CLYW Snow Tires
Gap Width: 4.34mm
Bearing Size: Large © stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Finish: Pyramatte ™