Archives for May 1, 2014
Jacob Elliott dropped his first tutorial for 5A May for his trick, Stunt Pilot. It’s an intermediate trick, and you’ll need to be able to do Helicopter first.
Ryosuke Kawamura brings us some more great play from Japan, this time from Syota Saga. The amount of talent in Japan never stops being absolutely staggering to me. Syota-san has some great tricks in here…check him out!
Yoyo used is the Chief by CLYW.
Welcome to 5A May!
All month long on YoYoNews we’ll be posting counterweight play tutorials both new and old, as well as new videos from some of the top names in counterweight play.
We’ll be announcing some great giveaways, as well as Instagram trick battles and some new trick theory articles. Get ready!
Let’s get started with the Basic Stall from Miguel Correa’s fantastic tutorial series.
Stalls are a whole new skill set you’re about to learn, but make sure you know how to do a 360 before you work on this!
While this trick is rather simple, it teaches the player a valuable lesson in momentum shifts. In this first lesson in counterweight re-direction, the Basic Stall is mostly a waiting game We allow the counterweight’s natural momentum to carry it back the other way, with just a little help from you. Make sure you watch the tutorial and get the trick down as we will be learning harder variations of this exact trick in later levels.
Timing is key when changing momentum in the counterweight for a successful trick and a smooth looking one too.
YoYoRecreation just released NINE videos to promote the upcoming release of the complete redesign of their plastic yoyo, the Diffusion. That’s got to be a record, right? Even better, the videos feature a who’s who of top-notch Japanese talent.
The new Diffusion is set for its first release this weekend at the 2014 Japan National YoYo Contest, retailing for about $35. Check out all of the videos below, featuring Shinya Azuma, Kento Muraoka, Takumi Yasumoto, Hiro Irifune, Ryota Ogi, Yusuke Otsuka, Mizuki Takimoto, Iori Yamaki, and Hiroyasu Ishihara.
CLYW’s Palli Gudmundsson made it all the way through to the finals of Iceland’s Got Talent, and even though he didn’t win he put on one of the best performances of the series! His routine was a great representation of modern yoyoing to a wider audience, and it’s great that the Got Talent shows overseas seem to treat variety acts better than they do here in the US.
The video won’t embed, so click the image above to watch it! Congratulations, Palli!