VanguardFirst released: December 2015
With more and more specialty yo-yo brands venturing out to Chinese manufacturing, we are proud to continue to offer an alternative: Top quality yo-yos made right here at the factory in Eugene, Oregon.
Starting at $49, the Vanguard is a playing testament to the values we strive to achieve. We don't cut corners here at the shop; we cut metal. The journey to constantly discover new manufacturing techniques and ways to improve our production is what drives us each morning. When you support us by purchasing a One Drop yo-yo, everyone's a winner: you get a great yo-yo at a great price, we are able to continue doing what we love and our wonderful retailers are able to offer a distinct alternative to their usual fare. When you come visit our factory, or contact us on Facebook, email or other social media, you will be talking to the guys who are actually making your yo-yos.
The yearn to explore never ceases when you throw the Vanguard and you're greeted with a surge of power which fuels your imagination late past curfew. It seems to assist you as you make your way to the forefront of trick discovery. There's a sense of familiarity as the yo-yo rests between the crevices of your fingers. Accent marks alongside the catch-zone highlight the transition between the gap and the rim. Let your creativity run loose as you try your hand at finger spinning with our new open hub area.
Whether you're starting out and looking to snag your first aluminum yo-yo, or if you've been around the block a few times, the Vanguard is right there for you.
- Weight: 67.5 grams
- Width: 41.4 mm
- Diameter: 55.9 mm
- Stock Response: One Drop Flow Groove
- Gap Width: 4.44 mm
- Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
- Alloy: 6061 Aluminum
- Finish: Pyramatte (tm)
- Axle System: Tapped, 12 mm