One Drop has released a new model called the Rebirth. "The Rebirth is the signature yo-yo of One Drop team player Ryosuke Kawamura." Ryosuke was the first player to join the One Drop team from Japan and he has been an amazing ambassador for yo-yo'ing. He is consistently promoting yo-yo players in Japan to the rest of the world and at the same time representing One Drop in the highest caliber. Ryosuke is a huge of fan of the One Drop classic yo-yos (Project and Project 2). When they asked him what he wanted for a signature yo-yo he came up with the design and concept of the Rebirth which is an updated modern version of the Projects. Back in the days of the Project, a 50mm diameter was considered "normal" size. Nowadays, that is considered "undersized". To bring the Rebirth back to a "normal" range, the diameter is 53mm. Although the nut capture axle system of the Project is now seen as iconic, the Rebirth comes with the much improved Side Effect axle system (ships with Ultra Lights). To widen the catch zone a "friction reducing bump" was added at the transition to the guts (a common feature seen on newer yo-yos like the Markmont Classic). Combine all this together and you get a stylish, high performing, modern yo-yo that has the look and feel of the classic Projects with the flat rims and the Projection Profile in the catch zone. Let the Rebirth begin.
Base Weight: 63.65 grams
Weight: 66.15 grams (with aluminium Ultra Light Side Effects)
Width: 43 mm
Diameter: 53 mm
Stock Response: One Drop Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.32 mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Finish: Pyramatte (tm)
Axle System: Side Effects (tm)"