One Drop x CLYW Summit Stats:
55.5 mm / 2.19 inches
46.0 mm / 1.81 inches
Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
OneDrop 10 Ball Bearing
CLYW Snow Tire Response (Aqua)
When I first heard One Drop and CLYW were doing another collaboration I was skeptical that it would top the awesomeness of the Wooly Markmont. I mean, how could it? The nickel-plated-goodness, the undersized-organic-awesomeness, the plaid-shirted-woolyness! What a cool collab that was. I remember throwing it for the first time and feeling my jaw drop and my my eyes widening at the smoothness.
I felt the same feeling with the Summit on it’s first throw! It’s aptly named as I feel this is the “Summit” of quality. In my opinion this has definitely outdone the Wooly Markmont or any other collaboration for that matter.
With One Drop being my favorite yoyo company, closely followed by CLYW, I haven’t been this excited for a new yoyo / return top in quite some time! I can definitely say this was a success. I just can’t put this thing down.
Floaty, dead smooth, extremely stable, powerful, long spin times, wide, perfect shape, comfortable, beautiful annodizing (on every single splash and solid I’ve seen), beautiful engravings, One Drop 10-ball bearing, large catch zone… all things I look for in a throw and this have every one of them.
Its inspiration comes from the Avalanche and Cascade. You get the shape / cup of the Avalanche with the width and side effects that come with the Cascade. It’s actually wider than the Cascade. Some people said it bears more resemblance to the Arctice Circle, which I couldn’t disagree with more. The Summit is much more stable and forgiving than the Arctic Circle.
The response… CLYW Snow Tires. This is a bit deceiving because I really don’t like the white snow tires due to their snaggy nature. The Summit comes standard with Aqua Snow Tires, which are amazing. They feel more like my favorite response, flowable silicone. I wouldn’t hesistate to replace them with more Aqua Snow Tires, however. They are near perfect!
I just can’t say enough about the Summit. I’m in awe.
Buy one, you won’t regret it.
This is coming from a guy who has owned an avalanche, sasquatch, 65 gram chief, 66 gram chief, 7075 chief, cliff, code 2, supernova, cascade, phenom, majesty, essence, and most other major releases of the last 2 years. IMO the Summit either is as good as or tops them all.