Living just down the highway from the shop, team member JT Nickel visits One Drop HQ pretty frequently and plays a huge role giving feedback on all the new prototypes. After months of behind the scenes testing and design tweaking, One Drop is finally ready to share his new signature model with the world – The Top Deck!
When One Drop designed the Top Deck with JT, the focus was on pure performance. They were inspired by their Titanium yo-yo – The Citizen – And decided to use 7075 aluminum, which has more density and strength than the usual 6061, so that they could push the limits on the weight distribution and fully take advantage of the material.
Here is how JT describes it:
“I wanted the Top Deck to move with ease and grace, similar to the Summit, but with a little more stability for that extra edge during a session. We came up with a design that incorporated a mid-weight step (like the summit) but distributed the rest of the weight into the rim. Combined with an organic catch zone and the false rim look from the Cascade, the end result gave me my absolute favorite yo-yo to date. Fast, stable, comfortable, and made out of 7075 for some extra kick as well!”
At just $79 the Top Deck is setting a new standard for 7075 construction without sacrificing quality. One Drop continues to push the limit on performance and value while making all of their yoyos in house in Eugene, Oregon, USA!