Our new yo-yo, the Cascade, had some interesting design goals:
*Mid-Size (53 mm)
It went through three different iterations. Version 1 was a source of contention here at the shop. Everyone disagreed about liking it and some vigorous debate took place. However, we did all agree that it needed changes but we were on the verge of scrapping it.
Justin "Vendetta" Lotempio was visiting us at the time and convinced us to at least try a revision. Version 2 was much improved and everyone agreed it was an awesome yo-yo that really felt and played different.
Mark Montgomery really liked it and suggested a couple of small tweaks which resulted in version 3. For this revision we smoothed out some areas of the cup and added a touch of rim weight. We went to production with version 3 and are really excited to get this beautiful yo-yo out into the world. It ships with Dome Side Effects.
Base Weight (two halves, response pad, bearing): 63.92 grams
Weight with aluminum Dome Side Effects: 66.90 grams
Stock Response: Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.35mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Finish: Pyramatte (tm)