The summer of titanium continues! First we had the massive crowdfunding success of the YoYoFactory Titanium Dream, then we got the Luftverk Evora, and now we finally have full specs and release details for the One Drop Citizen! Check out One Drop’s press release and full specs below. Sound off in the comments…what do you think about this wave of titanium releases? What have you picked up so far? Are you going to get one of these?
In 2010 we released our first titanium yo-yo, the Sovereign. Five years later we have tackled this amazing metal and produced a yo-yo that we feel is our best work to date: The Citizen
A lot has changed in these 5 years. Yo-yos tend to be bigger than they used to be and high walls have gone by the wayside. As an industry and as a community we have all figured out what shapes, weights and weight distributions work better. As a yo-yo manufacturer we have improved our knowledge, skills and equipment an immense amount. All of these improvements played a role in the creation of the Citizen.
Titanium allowed us to take this shape and create a weight distribution simply not possible in aluminum; moving material to the rim while reducing overall weight. This gives it a light airy feel with incredibly long spin times.
Each Citizen was made with many hours of labor, love, and attention right here in-house in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Every single minute of machining was monitored, measured and scrutinized. Every half was hand polished. They have been checked, and re-checked. We could not have put more effort into assuring these were the most amazing yo-yos we could possibly make. There are one hundred and seventeen numbered Citizens in this run (there will not be another run).
One Drop Citizen Specs:
Weight: 64.5 grams
Diameter: 56.7 mm
Width: 43.6 mm
Gap Width: 4.4 mm
Stock Response: 19mm Slim Flow Groove
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Axle System: Tapped
Alloy: Titanium Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5)
Release Date: August 7th, 2015
*couldn’t be happier.
And yes, provided I can checkout fast enough, I will DEFINITELY be picking up a CiTizen. The nerves are real…
First! The CiTizen is the most excited I’ve been for a yoyo drop in… well… Ever. 0_0
To have so many competitively priced titaniums recently has been fantastic. Titanium has gone from being something that only a few people had to something that’s starting to reach the hands of the masses. I for one could be happier. 😀