One Drop CODE1: A High Speed YoYo Review
Ok, time to let the cat out of the bag, I am an unabashed One Drop fan. I have been since the first throw of my first metal yo-yo, a pad response red and pewter M1. People have asked me why I am such a fan and why there is such a following for this little company from Eugene, OR. The answer is simple; they show a huge level of trust in the their fellow players. Need proof, just look a their forum and then look at this yo-yo. Eschewing more conventional forum rules, the One Drop forums have one simple guideline:
â€œBe cool, have fun, and keep in mind that people of all ages hang out here.
In addition to that we strongly encourage you to talk about all things yo-yo related. We do not discourage talking about other stores, brands, deals, etc. â€œ
That is a huge amount of trust to place on a fan base that spans the globe and ranges from teens to retirees. Where most forums have to make rule after rule to stem trolling and such, One Drop keeps it simple and open. As for the CODE1 project, the level of trust could not be higher. One Drop teamed up with the largest yo-yo community on the Internet, YoYoNation, to hold a series of polls covering every aspect of this yo-yoâ€™s design. From there they pieced all of the winning specs together in one cohesive unit. No other company has turned the design process over to the community, let alone such a varied and diverse community as the one that makes up the YoYoNation forums. Even with two world class designers piecing it together this yo-yo had the potential of not meeting the One Drop level of quality that we have all grown accustom to. So how did this ambitious experiment turn out? Is it another fine product on the market or a case of too many cooks in the kitchen?
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