JoJoBolt.hu, a Hungarian web store, put together a great promo video for the YoYoFactory Whip featuring Daniel Budai and Gabor Boldog. It’s easy to forget, in the miles of conversation on yoyo forums about $100+ yoyos, that yoyo tech has now advanced to the point where you can hit pretty much all your tricks on a $10 and $20 plastic yoyos. Some great work in this video from Daniel and Gabor, thanks to JoJoBolt.hu for putting it together.
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Aaron Davis dropped a nice odds & ends video with a few great concepts. He also included some kendama tricks, and I’m sure we’ll hear all about that on Facebook. Suck it up, kids…kendamas are fun!
Second Place AP Division winner Tuan Chih-Min is the star of this video focusing on his street performing. It’s great to see players out of the contest setting, bringing yoyoing to the masses with skill and style, and Chih-Min has both in spades. The video is beautifully done by Kuma Films…enjoy!
There was a small yoyo contest in Vietnam yesterday called 84 Arena, and we’ve got video of the top finishers. The event seemed geared towards younger players, and it’s great to see the yoyo scene in Vietnam grow. Thanks to TheGioiYoYo.com for hosting the event and getting video up! Check out there YouTube channel for more video from this contest and others.
84Arena August | 1st 1A – Hứa Phú Nguyên
84Arena August | 2nd 1A – Huỳnh Hữu Lộc
84Arena August | 3rd 1A – Võ Bảo Duy
84Arena August | 4th 1A – Nguyen Duc Huy
84Arena August | 5th 1A – Phạm Lê Quốc Anh
1A Prelims were looking good, with some great talent already seeded to finals and the Top Ten from prelims containing some rising talent. With last year’s National Champion Alexis JV not attending the event, the title was up for grabs and against the backdrop of the largest mall in North America, Canada’s top talent came out in full force for a shot at the National title.
Then it came down to finals, and CLYW players dominated with favorite Harrison Lee taking the top spot, and teammate Charles Haycock coming in second by less than a point. There was a solid point drop after third place, showing that the Canadian scene still has some work to do to catch up to its superstars, but from what we’ve heard there is a lot of solid talent on the rise in the Great White North.
Guest judge Matt Fernandez got away from the table long enough to enjoy the Open Division and took home top honors in the Open Division, encompassing the 2A – 5A styles of play.
In the International 1A Division, favorite Ky Zizan was just slightly edged out of first place by Yomega’s Daniel Dietz.
And in the Sport Ladder, Alexander Nadon took home the top honors! Alexander is only 9 years old, and he dominated this division…I think we can expect great things from him!
Congratulations to all the competitors, and huge thanks to all the organizers, judges, and sponsors for making this event happen.