Sugar Glider

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Onedrop - Sugar Glider

Seven years after it was initially developed, one of the original Cascade prototypes sees the light of day.

Back in 2012, Onedrop was working on the Cascade, one of their most popular models. At the time, their first prototype was nicknamed "The Wing," and captured the hearts of many on the team who called it the "Glider King." In the end, it was a completely different prototype that got pushed to be released as the Cascade, but after seven years, Onedrop has finally decided to set free the original prototype as the Sugar Glider.

The design is pretty much unchanged from the original prototype, with the addition of the same grooved catch zone as the Project and the removal of the side effect gimmicks, streamlining the side face and improving the Sugar Glider's sleep and weight balance. With deep roots in the design of the Cascade, Sugar Glider sports a similar thin wing design that gives an unexpected, powerful spin. If you like yo-yos with a hard, sharp playfeel, we think you'll get stuck on the Sugar Glider just like the original design team.

Official Description
The Sugar Glider can be best understood with some background story on the Cascade.

We released the Cascade in July of 2012.

Prototype #1 was known internally as “The Wing”. It was certainly really different for the time and there was disagreement about how to proceed because we didn’t know it was good enough to release. Some team members were showing it off at Pacific Northwest Regionals that year and some really took a liking to it. For some reason that no one can remember they started calling it the “Glider King” and the name stuck. We initially decided to scrap the project entirely, but then chose to make a big revision and see what happened.

Prototype #2 was known internally as known “The Glider” and it had changed considerably from the first version.

Prototype #3 had some small tweaks and refinements suggested by Markmont and this is what was released as the Cascade.

Because the Glider King was well loved and lost to history as a cool early prototype, we decided we might be able finish this yo-yo as it was intended and came up with the Sugar Glider. The profile shape and the overall size are pretty similar to the original but with some important changes:

*We added some Projection Profile grooves on the lower part of the catch zone
*We removed Side Effects to put in an almost flat hub
*Weight distribution change to improve the spin time and feel

More Information

Brand onedrop
Series None
Signature -
Style String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)
age Not Mentioned
Designed In USA
Release Year 2019
Weight (g) 65.0
Diameter (mm) 54.0
Width (mm) 45.45
Trapeze Width (mm) 44
Body Shape H-Profile
Body Material Aluminum (6061)
Rim N/A
Bearing Type 10-Ball Bearing
Bearing Size Size C (Large)
Response System Flow Groove
Axle M4 x 10mm
Twist-apart Twist-Apart
Spacer None
Bind Bind Required
Surface Smooth Processed
Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required


StringC3 Pro String (Fat) x100
BearingCLYW x iYoYo Pixel Bearing
MaintenanceYYF DARK MATTER Lubricant

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