Hiroyuki Suzuki is the most well known modern yo-yoer. He has also had the longest career in high level competitive yo-yoing, managing to stay within the top 10 in the World for an incredible 13 years. During his tenure, Hiroyuki has collected 9 Regional titles, 6 National Titles, 7 Asia Titles, and 4 World Titles. En route to winning these titles, Hiroyuki has proven himself to be the best performer in all of yo-yo. Here we will take a look at his top 10 routines over the years.
Before we start, we will only be ranking unique routines. For example, 2012 JN and 2012 AP use the same routine; we will only rank the better of the two.
10. 2013 Asia Pacific – 3rd Place
In this routine, Hiroyuki brings to the table a very different vibe from his past routines.
9. 2006 Central Japan – 1st Place
Classic old school Hiroyuki.
8. 2014 West Japan – 2nd Place
Hiroyuki’s first outing in the 2014 circuit was very refreshing. Fantastic synchronization with the music, and a departure from the heavy dub-step of the past few years.
7. 2008 World Yo-Yo Contest – 2nd Place
The first World performance to feature the now iconic sunglasses, Hiroyuki brought a timeless routine in 2008.
6. 2012 World Yo-Yo Contest – 1st Place
8 years after winning his first World title, Hiroyuki reclaimed the title in 2012. Although with his restart, it is the weakest of his 4 World title routines.
5. 2010 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest -1st Place
Despite a restart and a change out, Hiroyuki managed to win the National title. The routine is exceptionally clean, despite the major deducts; so clean, in fact, you will forget about the restart/switch out all together. Along with the beautiful choreography, this has to be considered Hiroyuki at his best.
4. 2006 World Yo-Yo Contest -1st Place
In 2006, Hiroyuki completed the 3 peat. He hits most of his major music cues, as well as his big bangers. He also introduces plenty of new concepts in this routine. This routine is very close to topping his routine from 2005, but not quite.
3. 2005 World Yo-Yo Contest -1st Place
The most viewed routine of all time–and it comes as no surprise. This routine is vintage Hiroyuki. As always, perfect choreography, speed, accuracy, and extremely innovative tricks. This is Hiroyuki’s best routine of his 4 World titles.
2. 2012 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest -1st Place
Hiroyuki has dominated Japan National’s many times, but in 2012 he put on an unbelievable performance that more than just dominated. Extremely high risk tricks, incredible choreography, and the new-school swagger that Hiroyuki brings every time.
1. 2004 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest -1st Place
High energy, perfect music use, incredibly difficult tricks, and all the while going near flawless. Treat yourself to a classic:
Not technically a competitive routine, but an incredibly entertaining performance nonetheless.
So, what do you think? Which is your favorite routine from Hiroyuki?