May 1st marks two years of throwing for Cleveland YoYo Club member Colin Beckford, and his new video shows how far he’s come. Colin is a great talent, and it’s been a pleasure to watch his steady improvement. Congrats on your two years, Colin, and here’s looking forward to the next ten!
Archives for April 29, 2013
Xopo Daniel Pérez from the Cross Kens Gang just dropped this amazing 4-trick video and every trick in here looks terrifyingly difficult.
Heads up, music is NSFW.
Shu Takada absolutely destroyed it with this 2-minute finals freestyle from the 2013 Hamamatsu YoYo Contest. Amazing!
Another Cabin Tutorial from CLYW and Charles Haycock. Not sure what’s more impressive…the trick, or that he can get away with arm moves wearing such a huge flannel shirt.
Full results are in for the 2013 Minnesota State YoYo Contest…congratulations to Harold Owens III for taking the 1A division! We’ve listed the Top Three places for the two freestyle divisions (with video) below…visit MNYoYo.com for full results of all divisions.
Also notable from the event was the announcement that World YoYo Champion John Narum has officially resigned from offstring yoyo competition…and that he will be taking over running the Minnesota State YoYo Contest. Big news…congratulations, John!
1st Place – Harold Owens III
2nd Place – Shane Lubecker
3rd Place – Nehemiah Peterson
1st Place – Ian Johnson
2nd Place – Robbie Graham
3rd Place – Shane Lubecker
This proof of concept video for PanGottic’s “Logic of Nothing” show is sheer brilliance. They spent their second R&D period at Prema Arts Centre a couple of weeks ago, focusing on the circus aspect of the show and exploring ways of interacting and combining the circus skills and contraptions. Joe Clarke came along on the last day and, has again, put together a brilliant video.
Welcome to the world of Oscar Boffin; a slightly obsessive compulsive hoarder, inventor and a man who has filled his home with gadgets and contraptions, to make his life easier (or harder, depending on how well they work).
Logic of Nothing is a Heath Robinson/Rube Goldberg inspired piece of non-verbal Circus-Theatre. An exploration into a relationship between man, circus and contraption using a blend of clown, juggling, magic and invention, all set to a unique live soundtrack of sounds and samples taken from the contraptions themselves.
The show premiers at Circomedia in Bristol in October 2013.
Somewhere in Tokyo, Shinji Saito is still an amazing yoyo player. His crazy slack Jamaican Flag move at 0:10 is simple and elegant and completely original…another great example of the natural genius and flow of Shinji’s yoyo play.
It’s Monday morning, and that means it’s time for you to witness the furious awesomeosity of the incalculable creativity of the incomprehensible something something something whatever.
Takeshi Kamisato sets the bar high for the week with a Snap to Green Triangle. Damn.
Spencer Berry gets his fixed axle on with an EH from SPYY.
More fixed axle goodness as I find a Spintastics Technic axle in my junk drawer, throw it in a YoYoFactory Velocity, and start getting weird.
I’ve made up hundreds of tricks, but I still have no idea which ones people are going to get excited about. For some reason, this one got a lot of praise. Still no idea why.
Here a stall, there a stall, everywhere a stall stall…
An experiment in minimalism…what are the simplest components you can create something new from? I chose Trapeze and a Split Bottom Mount. Turned out nice, I think.
And Rafael Matsunaga wraps things up with a benchmark trick in the history of counterweight play, the One-Handed Helicopter. Still beautiful, still really damn hard.