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One Drop Clique 1.0 - 2019 (mini)
Exhibit #3952
ShapeConcave )-(
ColorStone Washed
ConstructionMulti-piece metal
ResponseCBC Slim Pad
Gap Width4.15mm
Weight58.4 gm
OwnerRick Brough

From the One Drop website:
"The goal: Make the best mini unresponsive yo-yo we can using standard Flow Groove response and a standard C size bearing. A mini is never expected to play quite as well as a full size so we wanted to see how close we could come. This is the Clique [1.0].

The challenge: The reason most modern yo-yos end up with diameters in the range of 50-65mm is that anything outside of that range presents certain difficulties because play characteristics don't scale. However, these difficulties can be overcome. If you go bigger, the yo-yo tends to develop "kick back" and starts to move really slow and laggy. We feel we did a pretty good job manipulating the weight distribution with the Par Avion as it has minimal "kick back" and is actually quite nimble. If you go smaller, you will either have a lighter yo-yo (possibly way too light), or you add thickness to make up the weight and then the yo-yo tends to feel like a rock on a string. One solution is to use a higher density material as a way of "hacking" the scaling problem - the increased density makes up for the lost weight.

The solution: For that reason, we choose 303 Stainless Steel. Stainless is close to three times as dense as 6061 aluminum alloy. This allows us to use a lot less material, but have the total weight be in the range where it still plays well. We have also found the total weight should scale down a but from the standard range of 60-70 grams. For the Clique [1.0], the total assembled weight is 58.4 grams.

The finish is Stone Washed.

We are releasing them in small batches and direct only from our site."

Recipe for version 1.0
• Weight: 58.4 gm
• Width: 34.4 mm
• Diameter: 43 mm
• Stock Response: 19mm Slim
• Gap Width: 4.15 mm
• Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
• Alloy: 303 Stainless Steel
• Finish: Stone Washed
• Axle System: Tapped, 10 mm

Clique 1.0 was released October 2019. Compare with the One Drop Clique 1.5 released five months later in March 2020.

Original retail price: $98 US.

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