Check out this awesome clip video from the 2014 YoYoNest Cup, a small event in Japan that drew some big talent! YoYoNest.jp is a Japanese yoyo retailer owned by Kensuke Goto, and he clearly knows how to throw a great event.
Archives for June 2014
YoYoRecreation team members Izuri Hasumi and Iori Yamaki will be competing at the 2014 Asia Pacific YoYo Championships, to be held in Singapore this coming weekend on July 4th – 6th. YoYoRecreation has dropped teaser videos for both players and they’re definitely worth checking out!
Izuru Hasumi – AP 2014
Iori Yamaki – AP 2014
No Limit, the yoyo lifestyle brand from Poland, has a new promo video out for what appears to be a new metal yoyo they’re producing called the “Vinci”. Demonstrated by Patryk Nawolski, this promo video is super clean and a great look for promoting modern yoyoing to new players.
We’ve got a new video, filmed during Midwest Regionals, and it’s a bruiser. Some solid yoyo play from Alec Campbell, Eric Tran-Ton, Robbie Graham, and Gavin Lent.
Music is NSFW.
The folks at YoYofficer seem to be making all the right moves lately…growing their team, sponsoring tons of events, and really supporting the community. Check out this new video from them featuring Ondrej Horak and some nice trick construction.
Yoyo used is the Lava by YoYofficer.
Details have been announced for the 2014 World YoYo Contest after party! As many of us expected, the World YoYo Contest moving to the IYYF and new organizers in Prague has resulted in a MASSIVE level-up for the event and every single aspect of the contest announced so far has been an improvement! Full details are below…and make sure to get registered before the prices increase!
Various parties throughout the entire week are planned, but there is only one official AFTER PARTY! The building where we are going to celebrate the winners was built in 1840 as a public riverside spa and is currently being used as a restaurant and a club. Its location is perfect! From a river pier for quiet discussions and very popular “judge bashing”, to a dance floor for those who just want to end WYYC in a more exuberant manner. Plenty of yoyo space for throwing and plenty of drinks to replenish your energy will be available.
Saturday, right after the contest (which should be around 8 PM), we’re going to move from the Archa Theatre to “Občanská plovárna”. Everyone will make the 10-minute walk together, but in case you want to find it yourself the exact address is: U plovárny 8, Prague 1 (50.093085, 14.414919). Entrance is free for all WYYC attendees.
Team C3 Japan member Shion Araya has a new promo video out, and it’s amazeballs. The amount of control exhibited by such a young player is both inspiring and exhilarating…this really does feel like the most amazing time to be a yoyo player in the past 25 years, doesn’t it?
Yoyo used is the Krown by C3YoYoDesign.
The CLYW x Sourmas x DealWithIt collab kendamas are finally here!
Releasing on Wednesday, July 2nd at 9 am PST, these limited edition kendamas come with 2 black Ken Lab satin strings, a couple stickers and handmade all over cat print bag made by Annalise Rice. Paint jobs vary from tama to tama because of the nature of the colorway. Only 30 made, and available for $80 each.
These will be available ONLY through the DealWithIt store…good luck!
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Check out this new Cabin Tutorial from CLYW and Jensen Kimmitt! Harder than it looks, but feels really nice when you hit it.
Yoyo used is the Wooly Marmot 2 by CLYW.
Chua Wei Xuan from Team C3yoyodesign Singapore has a new video, and it’s a perfect representation of just how great the Singapore yoyo scene really is…its beenone of the most stable and thriving scenes in the world for more than a decade! And when you have a scene like that, you get players like Chua Wei Xuan…smooth, great eye for trick construction, and he plays with style and confidence. Awesome!
Kyle Nations drops another glorious fixie yoyo bomb with his new video, “Cool in the Shade”. If fixed axle yoyoing was a three headed dragon, Kyle would be the head that Ed Haponik always yells at even though it was actually the Drew Tetz head that lit that fart with his dragon breath.
It’s entirely too late at night for me to be making metaphors.
Yoyos used are the BC Atlas, and the Royale w/Cheese & Missing Link by Square Wheels.
The Sasquatch is BACK! One of CLYW’s longest-spinning and most stable yoyos to date has been updated with new weight distribution and new colorways. Unseen for a few years, the Sasquatch was originally designed as an upsized version of the Gnarwhal but quickly built itself a reputation as an absolute monster on the string.
This full-sized yoyo is just a hair wider than the original, less than one millimeter, but the response area has been carved out a bit to accept Snow Tires and the weight was pushed outward just a little…enough to make a noticeable difference in increased speed, spin time and stability.
The Sasquatch is an all-new monster…smoother, a little bit faster, more stable, and ready to handle the toughest tricks you can imagine. Available worldwide on June 26th at 10 pm EST / 7 pm PDT (June 27th at 2 am GMT) at the following retailers:
CLYW Sasquatch Specs:
Diameter: 55.56 mm / 2.18 inches
Width: 42.92 mm / 1.69 inches
Gap Width: 4.20 mm / .16 inches
Weight: 67.7 gram
Bearing: 10-Ball Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: CLYW Snow Tires
SPONSORED BY CLYW
Introducing Revival — a breakthrough hybrid from YoYoJam®! The Revival is Grant Johnson’s newest signature 1A model. For the first time ever YoYoJam® is introducing a fusion of durable celcon plastic with precision machined aluminum rings that literally “wrap” around from its exterior to its interior. It’s the most advanced hybrid YoYoJam® has ever produced. Grant visualized every fine detail of the unique shape of Revival to allow for maximum spin time and true control.
From the first time you throw Revival you will discover a truly solid and satisfying experience – especially when you bind it. Its powerful focus on rim weight and emphasis on precision balance results in a truly one-of-a-kind throw. Every bind and return is surprisingly strong and forceful. Set up out of the box with YoYoJam’s® Solid Spin Axle, silicone response, and their premium stainless steel 10-ball Speed Bearing, the Revival plays like a full metal but for a fraction of the cost. And like all YoYoJam® products, it is proudly made in the U.S.A!
Revival’s celcon interior combined with its unique finish on the aluminum rings make grinds easier to learn. Its wide, yet slimmed shape makes a great yo-yo for 3A and 5A as well. Horizontal play in any style is stable and impressive.
The Revival is ready for the most complex of tricks, so be prepared to experiment and have fun with this exceptionally refreshing yo-yo. YoYoJam® has taken the hybrid line and once again reinvented it for modern play!
YoYoJam Revival Specs:
Weight: 69 grams
Bearing: 10-ball Stainless Speed Bearing
Axle System: Solid Spin
Ethan Stromquist put together a great clip video shot at Midwest Regionals this past weekend. Featuring Ethan Stromquist, Shakeem Anderson, Nehamiah Peterson, and Adrian Velez.