On the 21st of August 2017, the “Great American Eclipse” happened. It was a total solar eclipse. As the two heavenly bodies came into alignment, we found beauty in the darkness. Coffin Nachtmahr, Founder of OhYesYo, Frequency Wavelength Modulator, and Yo-yoing’s Modern Anti-Hero, tells the story of the Eclipse:
This project started as a camping trip to Marty Coatney’s farm in Lebanon, Oregon. I'd never been to Oregon and I was beyond hype. Andy joked about collaborating with One Drop and I said if they're interested I'd gladly draw something up on the spot. I finally get to meet the One Drop team and they are arguably some of the chillest people ever. I proceed to go observe the machines in their factory that I'd obsessed over in the background of several videos. Spotted Victoria (One Drop names all of their machines) and snapped a photo of it. Having some background in robotics I just wanted to observe them while they worked to learn as much as I possibly could. Deep States and Trilliums were going out this weekend so I offered my help if it was needed, but everyone wanted me to enjoy the trip more than anything. We sat at Shawn's desk and he says “you wanna make something?” I reach for my mini notebook and sketch up something that looks like it would be fun. I've always been biased to mid weight over direct center or rim weight. After about 20 minutes of very minor tweaks for aesthetics and what not, we had something that resembles a damn good yoyo.
Throughout the weekend I come back and forth to the One Drop factory to hang out and play with the massive collection of Yoyos available there.
Months later I receive a photo of the most gorgeous matte grey yo-yo that tells me it's Everything I wanted it to be. A few days after that, the Eclipse protos arrive at my house and just in time I take them to the East Coast Masters yo-yo contest and it's an instant hit - everyone was hooked on them. From that point on, people have been asking when or where they could get one. July comes up and I'm at Nationals with one Eclipse and it's getting passed around profusely and it strikes me again everyone loves it. Markmont claims it was incredibly smooth for the way it looked. I'm very pleased with this knowledge.
Collaboration is what this community is all about, and the story and the result of the Eclipse is ready to be shared. Nothing but love … and a little darkness.
Weight: 65.20 grams
Width: 43.80 mm
Diameter: 55.00 mm
Stock Response: One Drop Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.45 mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Alloy: 6061 Aluminum
Finish: Bead Blast
Axle System: Tapped, 12mm