The original Summit was an absolutely amazing feat in the yo-yo world. For those of you that do not know the story, One Drop and CLYW met up in One Drop’s Oregon machine shop a week before heading out to the 2013 Cal. States contest. During that meet-up they had an idea; make a yo-yo (from CAD to ano and assembly) in three days that they could bring to the contest. Anyone that knows anything about yo-yo design knows that it can take weeks to come up with a CAD that you think is good enough to prototype so a three day complete build is, frankly, just nuts. Well, they did it and the Summit was a success. It has been a little over a year and a half since the original Summit was released and the big question from quite a few throwers has been, when are you going to drop a GZR version. Again, for those that are unaware, One Drop’s GZR line takes the original CAD and machine code for one of their yo-yos and runs it on denser 7075 aluminum alloy instead of the original 6061 aluminum alloy. This results in a yo-yo that is heavier, plays similar to the original but with a little extra punch during tricks. Today I am looking at the Seven Summits, the 7075 aluminum alloy version of the original Summit… which isn’t just simply called the GZR Summit. Time to find out why.
Great review as always. I always look forward to hearing your opinion and thought on a new throw. Keep up the great work!