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 One Drop Benchmark Series 2014 
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Location: Portland, Oregon
We started the Benchmark Series in 2013. Our goal was to provide high-value Side Effect yo-yos that were our take on the standard shapes/ideas for that year. Three different shapes were released that all shared the same width, diameter and weight.

2014 is coming to a close and the new Benchmarks Series will be releasing.

The basic idea is the same, but we feel we have pushed the envelope even further in a few ways.

*This year there will be four shapes all sharing the same width, diameter and weight: W, H, O ,V(left to right in photo).


*They all feature a variation of the "Drop Step" weight distribution seen on the Cascade and Summit.


*The width is 1mm bigger.

*The diameter is 1mm smaller.

*The shipping weight is 1 gram lighter.

*They all come with a new Side Effect: Flat Caps, which weigh in at 3.3 grams.


In general the play characteristic could be described as faster than the 2013 models. Even though they might look similar from a profile view, the weight distributions are much different and they play a lot different. These aren't meant to replace the 2013 models.

We admit that what we called the "V" in 2013 could have probably been more accurately described as a Wing shape. This year we have added a true "V" shape and are calling the shape similar to the 2013 "V" the "W" for Wing. Hope that isn't too confusing :) (2013 model names will not be changing).

We have found ways to make these even more efficiently (with no sacrifice to quality) so the starting price for solids will be $58!

More value, more choices, more fun.



Base Weight: 62 grams
Shipping Weight: 65.30 grams (with aluminium Flat Cap Side Effects)
Width: 43 mm
Diameter: 55 mm
Stock Response: Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.32 mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Finish: Pyramatte (tm)
Axle System: Side Effect (tm)

Release Date: November 28th, 2014


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Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:49 pm
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