This post is for those looking to spot the differences between the various onedrop Benchmark Series yoyos. Maybe your’re thinking of collecting or interested in the Benchmark Series. The differences are easy to check with the eye. No measuring or weighing needed.
There are three editions of the onedrop benchmark series: 2013, 2014, 2016.
2013 only has three shapes: O, H, and V (the V looks more like a W).
2014 and 2016 each have four shapes: O, H, V, W.
Each shape within a series uses the same specs.
All are side effects yoyos. As far as I know, all three series are retired.
Flat in the cup and around the side effect.
Two thin lines in the cup and around the side effect.
A groove is taken out of the cup and around the side effect. This looks similar to the 2014 double line but this is only one indentation. Another way to spot the 2016 is the response bump in the gap. The 2016 is the only benchmark series to have the response bump.
Does anyone know if there will be more benchmark series in the future?