CLYW x One Drop are filming a documentary about the ridiculous speed at which they’ve conceived, designed, prototyped, and produced their new collaboration yoyo, the Summit. CLYW team member Charles Haycock is handling the filming/editing duties, and they’ve released this trailer to get us ready for the project. The Summit will be available this weekend at the California State YoYo Contest, and the retail price has been announced as $115, with a limit of one per person.
We just got something really fantastic from Chris at CLYW…process pictures of the box and engraving art for the Summit! The super talented Jason Week rocked this artwork out in record time, to match the amazing pace that One Drop and CLYW set with the development, design, and production of this new collaborative design. We always love getting to see the process behind something like this, and thought you’d enjoy it, too.
Here it is…your first look at the box art for the new CLYW x One Drop collaboration yoyo, the Summit!
This yoyo has gone from concept to prototype in just days, and now we have box art from the always amazing Jason Week. This has got to be a land speed record for yoyo development…congrats to CLYW and One Drop on what is shaping up to be one of the most impressive yoyo drops in years!
CLYW and One Drop have announced their second collaboration yoyo (the first being the hilariously named and supremely awesome Wooly MarkMont). No details yet, but since Side Effects are pretty much “the” recognizable feature of One Drop yoyos, we’re pretty sure it’s going to have those. Plus the picture above bears that out. Looks like an Avalanche body? I dropped Chris Mikulin a line to see if I could get any more details, and he had this to say:
Probably because he’s on the West Coast right now and I texted him when it was about 5:30 AM, local time. Maybe when he wakes up we’ll get some more news, but in the meantime just take a look at that picture and then head over to the YoYoExpert forum to join the speculation festival.
Weight: 66.75g (with Ultralight Side Effects)
Response: Snow Tires
Bearing: 10 Ball
Artwork by: Jason Week (coming soon …)
**UPDATE 2: PICS***
Notable yoyo player, demonstrator, and charity fundraiser Daniel Dietz has announced his departure from the One Drop team of sponsored yoyo players in order to begin working with industry stalwarts Yomega Corp.!
This is a HUGE move forward for Daniel, and an opportunity for him to move from being a sponsored yoyo player to beginning a serious, long-term career in the yoyo industry.
We wish Daniel the best of luck, and congratulations to Yomega on gaining a fantastic asset to their company and brand.
Below is Daniel’s public statement on the One Drop message board:
I have already informed David and Shawn that I will be departing from the One Drop Team to start a new partnership with Yomega as their spokesperson and in the future will intern in their office located in Massachusetts and work on development and spreading yo-yoing by doing instructional videos and touring. I wanted to publicly thank both David and Shawn for being amazing sponsors for the last four years and for giving me so much love and support along the way. They took a risk and picked me up before I was a well known player and I think our partnership has been unbelievable throughout it. It has been highlighted by placing at numerous contests, winning the sportsmanship of the year, becoming a state champion and even placing fourth in the nation. I also wanted to thank you guys, the fans who have been amazingly supportive during this whole time. You guys were the ones that helped make the Dietz a popular yo-yo and even YoYoSkills.com yo-yo of the year. I also wanted to publicly thank my teammates for being such great people to talk to and so much fun to hang out with at contests. However, even though I am no longer part of the One Drop Team I am still part of the One Drop family and this change does not mean my views of One Drop have changed. I am just taking advantage of my yo-yo skills to help spread my passion for yo-yoing.
With Love- Daniel Dietz
First video of 2013 from Poland’s Backspin. I have no idea why that one dude keeps punching the air, but I think he’s having a really good time. Also, the video is titled “Backspin Office” but it’s in a bedroom. So I’m not sure what kind of business they’re in, but I think it involves a lot of napping. Featuring Grzegorz ‘Plamek’ Wójcik, and Piotrek Śmietana.
YoYoExpert has posted a peek at their 2013 trading card series…and this year’s lineup is 65 cards, their biggest yet!
I’m incredibly proud to also tell you that a few players will have special 365yoyotricks.com cards in the series…I’m literally grinning from ear-to-ear right now just typing about it. This year’s series is shaping up to be fantastic, and I can’t wait to get my set.
More info at www.YoYoExpert.com.
Paul Dang shows off some great tricks, performed on the original Project yoyo from OneDrop. The Project is still, to my mind, the finest throw they’ve ever released. Only made briefly and replaced rather quickly by the Project 2, which wasn’t nearly as well received, the Project is one of those throws that people get all wibbly and nostalgic about. As they should, it’s a great throw!
To their credit, once OneDrop discontinued the Project they publicly posted the CAD code for anyone with access to a CNC lathe to make their own. Here’s that code…if you’re feeling industrious and want to make a batch of these for yourself, go right ahead!
One Drop continues to expand its team and has now added a Japanese player to its roster: 44CLASH head judge Ryosuke Kawamura!
Ryosuke got 7th at the East Japan Contest B-block earlier this year:
Be sure to check out his YouTube channel for more goodies!
Here’s the official announcement post on the One Drop forums.