Onedrop Cascade

Onedrop Yoyos, in the summer of 2012, released a yoyo that practically made my jaw drop. This perfect creation of metal and design has one name: the Cascade. The cascade has been one of my favorite throws ever since I tried one this summer at the 2013 MA states. I have loved mine ever since.
http://onedropyoyos.com/yoyos/images/cascade.jpg (not my cascade)

Specs:

Base Weight: 63.92 grams
Shipping Weight: 66.9 grams (with aluminium Dome Side Effects)
Width: 45 mm
Diameter: 53 mm
Stock Response: Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.35 mm
Bearing Size: Large © stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Finish: Pyramatte ™
Axle System: Side Effects™

Playability:

The onedrop cascade introduces a very new form of playability into the yoyo world. The yoyo has a very surprisingly long spin time. I use mine with a CTX and it spins forever! It is very stable in play and can handle anything you throw at it. Do not be fooled by it’s wide shape, this thing handles chopsticks, too. The finish of the cascade creates a very dull and smooth grinding surface. The yoyo itself is very smooth. I have tried multiple cascades, and they all really play the same. Mine, however, has an ano burn and a flaw, which creates a bit of vibe for me. Every other one I have tried is so smooth you never even think it is spinning. This yoyo can handle anything, and it can go slow when you want it and fast when you need it, without having to keep up with it. Thumb grinds are mildly hard, but I don’t thumb grind often.

Shape:

The irregular shape of the cascade is designed for performance. The yoyo itself is a bit oversized, and regular weighted. This makes for a comfortable grip and feels great in the hand. The yoyo curves inward, making it good for chop tricks and tech. Because of this curve, the string rejects a lot easier than a lot of other yoyos, such as the summit. Summit is the offspring of the cascade and avalanche, but because of that “two-faced” v/h-shaped body, the string doesn’t reject as easy. But because of the cascades h, non-indented profile, this makes it smooth, stable, and tough.

Response:

The OneDrop Response pads are top notch. They make your yoyo come back almost every time when bound. The only bad thing I have to say about it is that they wear out faster. I have a 54, and the response pads had to be changed once a month for constant and consistent smooth play. But hey, that’s just me.

Overall:

The Onedrop Cascade is one of the very few yoyos that I would never get rid of, not even for a ridiculous offer. It is very smooth, stable, and is hands-down one of the best Onedrop’s ever made! Some people will tell you that the price is not justified, but once you get your hands on one of these, you won’t regret spending every single penny.

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Great Job on the review!

I also have a Cascade and I agree with everything you said (Besides the fact that I havent had to change the response pads at all)

Yeah, thanks for the feedback man!

I remember trading my first cascade, then I had to get one, so I traded for my second one, then I traded it, and then I traded for my third one, AND ITS NEVER LEAVING. EVER.

Haha :smiley:

Great review.

While I do not share all of your observations and opinions of the Cascade; the review itself was well done. It had great detail. Specifically, your description of the Cascade’s advantages/disadvantages on rejections was clear and easy to understand. Good job.

Totally spot on just got one i love mine! Great review

-Dylan

I honestly thought I would hate the Cascade (a little too wide, a little too heavy, funky shape) but when I discovered the Deep Space colorway and then happened upon a very inexpensive one on the BST a few months back I decided to give it a whirl. Easily one of my best BST purchases of all time. The Cascade and AC took up about 90% of my play time for about 2 months and I still pick the Cascade up frequently. Just feels so good in the hand, it’s really a pleasure to throw.

Very well done man, I agree with your findings… except for maybe the CTX bearing. :wink:

Keep up the good work, the review was concise and well thought out. I would love to read you opinions on future yo-yos you may pick up. I look forward to seeing if you review any yo-yos that I have also reviewed, it is fun seeing another player’s opinion.

-Chris

Awesome, man!