One Drop has finally released video and specs for their new “casual player” model, the DownBeat. Check out their full press release below, along with specs and video of the DownBeat in action.
We wanted to return to the roots of the yo-yo and make one that was just about fun. A yo-yo that is happier going slow and taking it’s time. A yo-yo that prefers old school funk and drives 1973 Van with thick stripes painted on it. A yo-yo that enjoys chilling out with it’s friends. A yo-yo that stands alone in your case. A yo-yo with this much soul can only be called The DownBeat.
Many yo-yos recently, including ones we make, are focused on competition and speed. This is a noble cause and one we’ll continue to pursue because pushing the limits of performance is important and desired.
This isn’t to say we sacrificed performance. The DownBeat comes with Side Effects, performs to modern standards, and spins as long as your favorite DJ. What’s different in the play is that it weighs 70 grams with Ultra Light Side Effects. It’s not getting any lighter than that groovy 70g but it can go heavier if you’re in need of extra chill. Its weight distribution is designed to slow your play down and we hope this slowness gives you the time to rediscover the joy of yo-yoing.
The yo-yo is big and curvy with a nice comfortable organic shape. The catch zone has machined 70s racing stripes that feel surprisingly good in the hand and create a new and refreshing look.
70 Grams. 70 Bucks.
It’s time to chill.
One Drop YoYos DownBeat Specs:
Base Weight: 67.50 grams
Shipping Weight: 70 grams (with Ultra Light Side Effects)
Width: 45.42 mm
Diameter: 56.77 mm
Response: One Drop Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.32 mm
Bearing Size: One Drop 10 Ball Bearing – Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Axle System: Side Effects™
Retail Price: $70 USD