DownBeatFirst released: March 2015
We wanted to return to the roots of the yo-yo and make one that was just about fun. A yo-yo that is happier going slow and taking it's time. A yo-yo that prefers old school funk and drives 1973 Van with thick stripes painted on it. A yo-yo that enjoys chilling out with it's friends. A yo-yo that stands alone in your case. A yo-yo with this much soul can only be called The DownBeat.
Many yo-yos recently, including ones we make, are focused on competition and speed. This is a noble cause and one we'll continue to pursue because pushing the limits of performance is important and desired.
This isn't to say we sacrificed performance. The DownBeat comes with Side Effects, performs to modern standards, and spins as long as your favorite DJ. What's different in the play is that it weighs 70 grams with Ultra Light Side Effects. It's not getting any lighter than that groovy 70g but it can go heavier if you're in need of extra chill. Its weight distribution is designed to slow your play down and we hope this slowness gives you the time to rediscover the joy of yo-yoing.
The yoyo is big and curvy with a nice comfortable organic shape. The catch zone has machined 70s racing stripes that feel surprisingly good in the hand and create a new and refreshing look.
70 Grams. 70 Bucks.
It's time to chill.
- Base Weight: 67.50 grams
- Shipping Weight: 70 grams (with aluminium Ultra Light Side Effects)
- Width: 45.42 mm
- Diameter: 56.77 mm
- Stock Response: One Drop Flow Groove
- Gap Width: 4.32 mm
- Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
- Alloy: 6061 Aluminum
- Finish: Pyramatte (tm)
- Axle System: Side Effects (tm)