The Rebirth is the signature yo-yo of One Drop team player Ryosuke Kawamura.
The story of the Rebirth YoYo manufactured by OneDrop, as told by OneDrop:
"Ryosuke was the first player to join our team from Japan and he has been an amazing ambassador for yo-yoing. He is consistently promoting yo-yo players in Japan to the rest of the world and at the same time representing One Drop in the highest caliber. We are so proud and fortunate to have him on our team and it is time for a signature yo-yo.
Ryosuke is a huge of fan of the One Drop classic yo-yos (Project and Project 2). When we asked him what he wanted for a signature yo-yo he came up with the design and concept of the Rebirth which is an updated modern version of the Projects.
Back in the days of the Project, a 50mm diameter was considered “normal” size. Nowadays that is considered “undersized”. To bring the Rebirth back to a “normal” range, the diameter is 53mm. Although the nut capture axle system of the Project our innovation and is now seen as iconic, the Rebirth comes with the much improved Side Effect axle system (ships with Ultra Lights). To widen the catch zone a “friction reducing bump” was added at the transition to the guts (a common feature seen on newer yo-yos like the Markmont Classic).
Combine all this together and you get a stylish, highly performing modern yo-yo that has the look and feel of the classic Projects with the flat rims and the Projection Profile in the catch zone. Let the Rebirth begin."