OneDrop’s Ryosuke Kawamura grabbed his brother Yoshinori Kawamura (Fist Salud) for this quick video to promote the Rally, the plastic yoyo by OneDrop. It’s a great quickie of a video, with some really nice trick construction.
Archives for January 31, 2014
Chico YoYo Company Releases New Spin Top
The Chico YoYo Company has released a new spin top, with a new tip design that hearkens back to an old Duncan top tip design from the 70s/80s.
It seems to be called just “New Spintop”, simply enough, and is made of machined delrin. The body shape is a sleek teardrop, very different from CYYC’s first spin top release.
The tip has a flat, wide base and a narrow shaft, very reminiscent of a vintage Duncan spin top tip that was geared towards helping beginners to learn more advanced tricks…while a flared tip design like this helps you catch the top back on the string, it does also make it a bit harder to release, which means more advanced top players might find this tip to be fantastic for inverted tricks while required some compensation for more typical tricks.
The new Chico YoYo Company spin top is available now at ChicoYoYoCompany.com for $95 each.
Slusny Presents Level.6 ft. Tomas Bubak
Slusny dropped a quick promo for the C3YoYoDesign Level.6, their newest budget metal yoyo, featuring C3YoYoDesign team member Tomas Bubak. If this quickie is any indication of what Tomas is up to lately, he’s going to put on a hell of a show at EYYC next month!
Yoyo used is the Slusny Edition Level.6 by C3YoYoDesign.
Fist Salud Presents YoYoFactory Japan
Ryosuke Kawamura Presents Ryo Miyauchi & Yuuya Yatani
OneDrop’s Ryosuke Kawamura has dropped two more videos of up-and-coming Japanese players, featuring Ryo Miyauchi and Yuuya Yatani. Tons of great play in here…enjoy!
Fixed Axle February Video Contest
The Fixed Axle February Video Contest is in its second year and seems to be getting bigger! FAF 2014 boasts a solid lineup of sponsors including; YoYoExpert, YoYoFactory, Once Upon A Tree, One Drop, GSquared, King Yo Star, Active People, USAstrojax, Radical Seas, Tom Kuhn, and more
The Fixed Axle February Video Contest is an artistic performance contest where the videos are judged on content, creativity, and entertainment/artistic value rather than trick skill. Anyone can enter, anyone can win.
Full details can be found at www.facebook.com/FAF2014.
NOTE: This is in no way related to our Fixed Friday columns, just something cool that we wanted to post!
Forgotten Trail ft. Joe Wilson
YoYoFactory’s Joe Wilson has a new video coming out later tonight showing off the recently released Aviator by YoYoFactory…but first he’s dropped some footage he’s been sitting on since before his VA States win last year. Using the YoYoFactory H.O.T., Joe drops some solid tricks and concepts that won him last year’s VA States and gives us a glimpse at what we can expect from his Aviator video tonight!
44FESTA vol.5 report
44FESTA started 2014 in style! The first FESTA of the year was held on January 18th, and included a New Year party for all attendees!
As usual, 44FESTA is not just about playing, but also about enjoying yoyoing as a whole. This time, the exhibit booth had a very nice display case from Masanobu Iwata with the medals he won over the years in contests around the globe, including BAC, US Nationals and Worlds, each with the respective yo-yo used in the contest! That’s true dedication to the sport!
Next up was the mini-contest, which required the cooperation between one of the organizers and the participant. As with past mini-contests at 44FESTA, both seasoned competitors and newcomers have a fair chance at it, as Chris Makita demonstrates:
The new generation continues to triumph over the veterans at the freestyle contest!
Check the results below:
- Yamato Murata
- Hajime Miura
- Yamato Fujiwara
- Chris Makita
- Ryosuke Kawamura
Yamato Murata won his second 44FESTA freestyle contest in a row! Expect him to become a serious competitor very soon! You can check all freestyle videos on the 44FESTA page.
And let’s not forget the party! The 44FESTA New Year party was a pretty relaxed pizza-burger-fries-nuggets time for everyone, and let’s be frank here: sharing a pizza at a yo-yo meeting is always a great time.
That’s it for this edition! The next installment of 44FESTA will be on February 23rd, be sure to attend if you’re in Japan and go greet the legendary 44FESTA ducks!