Check out this crazy awesome video that Andrew Maider and Michael Ferdico put together!!! So so awesome!!
Ibrahim Rahman, better known as IBS, gives us Basement Session #1. Stellar!
Great new video from Duncan Crew Singapore’s Fajar Siddiq.
44CLASH proves once again why it’s such a respected contest! No less than four countries were represented in the top five placings in the 1A division, including the two most recent World Champions!
The country with two representatives and the top spot, however, is the World’s new powerhouse, México! Mexican Champion Luis Enrique, who’s been showing fierce determination for the past couple of years, beat US National Champion Zach Gormley, 2011 World Champion Marcus Koh, 2012 World Champion Hiroyuki Suzuki and his country and teammate Paul Kerbel to take home the coveted 1st place trophy!
2A was unsurprisingly dominated by the local force, with the bendy Masakazu “Maraka” Yamasaki taking first place, followed by Ginji Miura and Shunsuke Kawakami.
The X Division saw Yoyojam’s 4A squad at the top three places, with World Champion Rei Iwakura taking the top spot, followed by showman Ben Conde and US National Champion Bryan Figueroa.
Check the results below!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Yomega‘s got a new aluminum contest-grade yoyo called the Glide, and it’s available now. Early reviews have been favorable, and the plaid (!?) colorway they released sold out immediately. They only seem to be available direct from Yomega’s website, so head over and check it out. Price is $90 – $100, depending on the finish.
Weight: 70 grams
Diameter: 55.56 mm (2 3/16″)
Width: 41.28 mm (1 10/16″)
Bearing: C-Size, Dif-e-Yo KonKave
Many thanks to Rei Iwakura for the qualifier results of 44CLASH!
Check out who’s joining the seeds in the finals tomorrow!
Tune back tomorrow to see who will triumph this year in Yokohama!
The fifth edition of 44CLASH is upon us! The competition will take place on November 24th and 25th, in Yokohama. Who will be the winner of one the world’s most prestigious events? Last year’s winner Anthony Rojas will not be competing this year; who will be newly crowned champion? Let’s take a look at the roster!
In 1A, we have a very powerful lineup battling for the title. The seed list starts off with none other than Hiroyuki Suzuki, who’s back at the top of the World and feels right at hope under pressure. Up against the king is the young 2012 US National Champion, Zach Gormley, who put out a fantastic show last month. Also in 1A we have some incredibly technical players: Christopher Chia from Singapore, Luis Enrique Villasenor from Mexico, Peter Pong Si Yee from Hong Kong, and Tatsuya Fujisaka from Japan, serious contenders in any competition.
Among the non-seeded players, the highlights are the one and only Jason Lee, lightning-fast Ryosuke Iwasawa, Mexican wonder Paul Kerbel, the young Izuru Hasumi, trick genius Hidemasa Senba, YoyoFactory’s Reiki Sekiya, the “Ruthless” Takahiro Iizuka, and none other than the 2011 World Champion Marcus Koh!
Nothing less than fantastic can be expected from a high-level 2A competition in Japan. World Champion Shu Takada will face competition from the bendy Masakazu Yamasaki, AP Champion Shunsuke Kawakami, Shaqler’s Atsushi Yamada, and none other than 1999 World Champion Takumi Nagase!
X division promises to be a treat this year. Reigning 4A World Champion Rei Iwakura will face fierce competition from his Yoyojam teammate Bryan Figueroa, and 3A monster Minato Furuta. Also in X, we have a very interesting and varied set of contestants: among the seeds, Bryan Jardin and Sean Perez from the Philippines, Min Woo Lee from Korea, and Jason Kao from Taiwan. Battling in the prelims, we have National Master Takahiko Hasegawa, 5A showman Hideo Ishida, Duncan Crew’s Takayuki Kuriyama, “Go Big” Ben Conde, X division veteran Kenji Eto, 3A master Taichiro Higashi, Hiroyasu “Pon” Ishihara, and the explosive Tsubasa Oonishi.
Who will come up on top? We’ll find out in just a couple of days!
Stellar video from CLYW player Alec Campbell…this is how it’s done! This video also marks Alec’s one-year anniversary on the CLYW team. Congratulations, Alec!
The Russian scene is unstoppable! After holding the first ever 44CLASH event outside Japan, it’s now time for Inspin!
Inspin is being organized by yoyoing.ru, and is an invitational contest featuring some of the top names of Russian yoyoing!
The event will be held at the ARTPLAY design center in Moscow on November 24th. Check out Inspin’s Vimeo channel for spotlights of the contestants!
The 2012 Hungarian National Yo-yo Contest was held yesterday in Budapest, and the favorites did not disappoint!
In 1A, the winner and new Hungarian Champion is János Karancz, who brought his whole arsenal of mind-blowing tricks to the stage and ended up ahead of Dávid Molnár, Vilmos Zoltán Kiss, and Bálint “Vooper” Farkas.
Dávid Molnár also had a great day in Budapest, not only finishing 2nd in 1A, but also winning both 4A and 5A, making his stack of 2012 titles another bit taller!
An Open 1A division was also held, and Slusny teammates Vashek Kroutil and Petr Kavka from the Czech Republic ended up in the top spots.
Check the full results below:
YoYoFactory demonstrator Ann Connolly had a great appearance on Australian television..well worth a look!
Two action-packed weekends will take place in November!
First up is Hungarian Nationals. Hungary has developed a very strong competitive scene in the past years, and this year’s National contest promises some tough competition. The contest lineup shows many different brands are taking interest in the country. Some of the best known names are: this year’s title collector Dávid Molnar, from C3yoyodesign, Yoyofactory’s Daniel Budai, Duncan Crew wizard János Karancz, YoyoJam’s own Bálint Farkas, and OneDrop’s Vilmos Zoltan Kiss. Also registered in the contest is OneDrop’s Polish wonder, current European Champion, Grzegorz “Plamek” Wójcik!
Hungarian Nationals will take place next Saturday, November 17th, in Budapest. Don’t miss it!
One week later, it’s time for the fifth edition of 44CLASH, to be held on November 24th and 25th in Yokohama. The lineup has already been posted, and the international presence is bigger than ever! Lee Min Woo and Cho Moon Soo (Korea), Jason Lee and Ben Conde (USA), Jason Kao (Taiwan), Paul Kerbel (Mexico), Igor Galiev (Russia), Palli Gudmundsson (Iceland), Christopher Chia and Marcus Koh (Singapore), Rodrigo Yokota (Brazil), Ahmad Kharisma (Indonesia), and Cheung Chi Wing (Hong Kong) are all set to battle the Japanese elite for a spot in the finals.
Stay tuned for coverage and results!
YoYoFactory presents the 2nd wave of Champions Collection signature model yoyos. They’ve put together a great range of Yo-Yos, from the bright pink Paul Han ONEstar to the silky matte black Miguel Correa Genesis+. They have new, original models like the machined plastic Severe for Tyler Severance, Harold Owen III’s H.O.T.or the game changing Shu Takada Loop1080. They’ve even brought on a new twist on a classic with the Victor Gravitsky Protostar, as well as a new yo-yo with an old friend, the Proton with Kentaro Kimura.
Check out YoYoFactory’s individual posts of each model for the full story on each model, plus specs and detailed photos. Expect the YoYoFactory Champions Collection to hit YoYoExpert around the 1st week of December!