onedrop - Deep State
A slim body, tug response, and side effects make the Deep State a friendlier throw than its name implies.
This yo-yo was originally only given a limited release in America, but we heard the cries of desire and longing from the Japanese players, and made special effort to get some in stock in Japan. The Deep State provides a classic yo-yo setting using the best of modern design and manufacturing techniques. The result is truly unique and a joy to throw. Much thinner than your normal full metal yo-yo, Deep State is a throw back to simpler times before bind response was the default for competitive yo-yos. There may be other full metal tug response yo-yos in their lineup, but the Deep State is a rare concept designed for non-stop fun for endless tug-regens.
The power of full metal, in an old-school body that will pull at your inner child's heartstrings; Deep State brings these two worlds together across the decades. This yo-yo is sure to be snatched up by fans of all kinds, from old schoolers looking to recapture their early yo-yo days to new players wanting a break from what's "normal" today, and see their beloved sport through fresh eyes. Whichever you are, the Deep State is sure to burrow into your heart.
We want as many people as possible to enjoy yo-yoing with a nice well made metal ball-bearing yo-yo. There is just something cool about the feeling of your own energy powering a spinning yo-yo. It feels alive.
One of the hurdles in this goal is that all of our yo-yos to date have been unresponsive and require a bind to get them to return to the hand. This is no problem (and expected) for experienced players, but some just want to throw the yo-yo, let it sleep and tug it back to the hand without any learning curve. It's meditative, stress relieving, easy to do, and for many it's nostalgic. It can put you in a "deep state" of relaxation.
We are helping to solve this by releasing a semi responsive metal yo-yo that fits nicely in the pocket, comes with a standard C size bearing and Flow Groove pads for easy maintenance, and is equipped
with Side Effects for customizing the look and feel. It's our vision of the yo-yo as a fidget toy.
The bonus is that it's also really cool for experienced yo-yoers as who want to play semi-responsive fixed axle style, have a nice pocket yo-yo, or just want to work on getting smoother. The challenge is enticing and rewarding.
The yo-yo is called the Deep State. We designed it with flush response pads, a fairly narrow gap and it ships with a lubed bearing installed.
How are you going to play your Deep State?
>>One Drop Yo-Yos Introduces The Deep State
|Trapeze Width (mm)||15|
|Body Shape||Flat Rim|
|Body Material||Aluminum (6061)|
|Bearing Type||Ball Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Response System||Flow Groove|
|Maintenance||Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required|
The tug return yoyo wasn't how I started yoyo. But I love this yoyo. Love it so much I come back for another. Spins a nice long time and very snappy response, but still can do string tricks. Plus the side effects make this an awesome concept from the OD people.
I'll always love my unresponsive yoyos. But I always have this one ready and it always gets a spin.