Here’s some great footage featuring a head-to-head demo battle by Gentry Stein and Harold Owens III, from the recent Yolextravaganza, held by the Learning Express in Roseville, California. Nice work from both of them…who do you think won?
Archives for July 24, 2013
Innovation Movement dropped a video featuring its founders, Isaac Sams and Zach Gormley. These two are among the top contenders for the 1A Freestyle Division at this years World YoYo Contest, and getting a solid FOUR MINUTES of new footage out of them this close to the contest is huge move for them.
The Russian YoYo Association posted a great write-up with a TON of pictures of the 2013 Summer Aero-Yo Fest. Looks like another great Russian contest!
July 13 at Luzhniki was OK SUMMER AERO-YO 2013 FEST! Feast visited many outdoor enthusiasts and games that develop focus, coordination, dexterity and imagination. Also during the festival was «Moscow city games», combining different types of street sports, from wakeboarding, streetball, parkour, BMX, and much more, finishing fingerbordingom and freestyle motocross. Was no time to get bored!
The most widespread competition was the fight for the top places on the game with a yo-yo. 57 participants competed for the title of the winner in the category “Amateur” and the «PRO».
The best in the category 1A “Amateurs” are young guys from Moscow and St. Petersburg:
1st-place Watchmen Boris (Moscow 14 years old)
2nd-place Miroschnikov Artem (Moscow 14 years old),
third-place Tridchikov Andrew (Saint Petersburg 15 years)
In the PRO category winners are:
1st-place Aminev Peter (Nizhny Novgorod 15 years old)
2nd-place waved Vlad (Moscow 17 years)
third-place Gruzintsev Maxim (Moscow 20 years)
Young athletes have received wonderful gifts from our sponsors: Lonpos, Frisbee, Kendama, Yo-Yo, Anti Petank, backpacks «Grizzly» and more.
And fans of calm and thoughtful games could without leaving the table, try to collect any puzzle and reveal the magic curtain and try yourself as a wizard.
Due professionals every guest of the festival could learn a few seconds to collect any of Rubik’s Cube!Invited to learn the most advanced Lonpos and Story Cubes.
Everything could find entertainment in the spirit, and even the scorching sun could not prevent spectators and participants to spend time with pleasure.
Photo report from the event: http://vk.com/album-18723950_177083353
Here’s another nice bit of work from AeroYo’s Evgeniy Kim, courtesy of the St. Petersburg YoYo School. Anyone know what Russian players are attending Worlds this year?
Duncan Toys just announced on their Facebook page that special edition Monsters University versions of the Duncan Pro Z yo-yos are now available exclusively at Hong Kong Disneyland. This special edition Pro Z is available in 4 designs, each with unique Monsters University artwork on both sides that features Monsters University characters such as Sulley, Mike Wazowski, Art, and Squishy.
Price shown on the back is 88 HKD, which converts to around $11 USD each…plus a plane ticket to Hong Kong and admission to the park. The Mod Spacers are not included in this release, so this is only a standard-shaped Pro Z yoyo.