onedrop - Dang 2
As the name implies, this is Paul Dang's second signature model!
This is the second version of onedrop's signature model for Paul Dang. Major changes include removing the side effect compatibility, and a big change in the body shape, making it a full metal yo-yo with a simple shape and strong, tough playfeel.
Made of 7075 aluminum, it is super durable, which is obvious, even through its round shape. At first throw, you'll understand how a yo-yo can have such a smooth contradiction of textures, which is strange but also wonderful. It has a simple look to it, but the Dang 2 is complex like a fine wine. And just like that wine, Paul took years to polish the flavor of his new signature throw.
In October of 2011 when Paul Dang was a young lad and fairly new to our team, we released his first signature yo-yo, the DANG. That was a long time ago. Those were the days when yoyo design started to transition away from high walls, small diameters and narrow gaps. The DANG might have been on the previous design era in that regard, but it’s still a fan favorite and different from anything else – much like Paul.In the following 6 years Paul became the face of One Drop and evolved both as a person and yoyo player. Over a decade of throwing he developed a completely unique style and it was a really interesting process to see how his growth translated into the design of his new signature model. That experience and style is now reflected in the DANG2.Our first impressions of a new yo-yo are influenced by aesthetics, and even though we might think about how it would feel in play, nothing compares to experiencing the first time it rolls off the string. This makes the design process tricky because every single change about the form affects the play. The two can’t be separated and the play is more about discovery then pure intention. We can’t tell you exactly what mix of looks and performance Paul was thinking about when he put forth his ideas for the DANG2, but we would imagine it happened much like his yoyoing.When you watch Paul yo-yo it’s obvious he’s on a mission of discovery. We’ve seen him deep dive into a particularly complex mount simply to find out what’s there. He doesn’t have any specific intentions about what he might discover, but rather he digs and digs until he finds something no one else had. After that he works on dialing in the style and execution.Designing the DANG2 was much like Paul’s digging. The first prototype is probably the most tested yoyo we ever had. He played it for months before coming up with revisions so the final form could be born. Even the second version was played for months before going into production.
It is made out of 7075 aluminum.
- Additional Information
Manufacturer onedrop Series None Signature Paul Dang Style String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A) For Age Not Mentioned Designed In USA Release Year 2017 Weight (g) 65.8 Diameter (mm) 56.01 Width (mm) 44.52 Trapeze Width (mm) 41 Shape H-Profile Body Material Aluminum Alloy (7075) Rim N/A Bearing Type Ball Bearing Bearing Size Size C (Large) Response Flow Groove Twist-apart Twist-Apart Spacer None Axle M4 x 12mm Bind Bind Required Surface Smooth Processed Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required Function/Gimmick No