REWIND TV Worldwide, a live video stream from Rewind HQ in Japan, will be live on Friday night with special guests Zac Rubino of Duncan Crew and Gentry Stein of Team YoYoFactory. Viewers will get an exclusive behind the scenes look at their summer Japan Tour, their yo-yo recommendations, and more. The live stream starts Friday, July 18th at 11 pm EST (that’s 7 pm PST, and in Japan it’s 11 am on July 19th). Hit the link below on Friday night to watch!
Archives for July 17, 2014
CLYW’s Alec Campbell stopped off to hang out with Robbie Graham on his way home from this year’s Triple Crown of YoYo, and they rocked out this new video. Crazy good tricks here!
Yoyos used are the Chief and Yeti by CLYW.
John Wolfe’s tricks are good, and his basement is a mess. Or maybe it’s his garage.
Looks like he’s using some kind of powdercoated SPYY yoyo? Who cares, really, the tricks are good!
Russian player Stepan Strelov just dropped a new video with the St. Petersburg YoYo School, and there’s some solid play in here. If you haven’t tried the Lava yet, it’s a really good throw at a budget price!
Yoyo used is the YoYofficer Lava.
Got an interesting bit of news from Ernie at General-Yo about their team member, James Reed. They recently auctioned off a rare General-Yo Torrent on eBay (it went for $610!) to help James with expenses for this trip. Check out the James’ full post below about his trip…great job! You can contact James directly if you’d like to make a donation to help cover his expenses.
Along with attending the World YoYo Contest, I will be going to various European countries serving at human trafficking shelters, orphanages and homeless shelters on a mission trip. Sexual slavery is a huge problem (even here in the US) and I look forward to aiding those who are recovering from their psychological and physical scars. Many of these victims, women as well as men, are sold into sexual slavery by their own parents.
I will be yo-yoing for the orphans at the Children’s Diagnostic Center and giving them yo-yos that were generously donated.
I am eager to be doing this but I have some expenses–which is why I am selling these yo-yos! My plane ticket alone was just over $1,700. If you want to support my mission trip and get an awesome yo-yo, I would highly appreciate any purchases!
There is loads of information; feel free to message me if you have ANY questions! Here is a very basic timeline breakdown:
Timeline: (Aug 2-22)
-shopping for supplies
-meeting those we will be working with (CityLight Church will help aid us)
-rehabilitate the homeless through “Proti Prudu” www.notabene.sk.
-world yo-yo contest (Aug 7-9)
-serve at the Majak abuse shelter (sex trafficking shelter. approx 40-50 kids)
-serve in Jelka, Slovakia (poor Roma village) http://citylightbratislava.
com/ (20-30 kids are supported by CityLight church)
-visit Children’s Diagnostic Center (orphanage) http://www.dcpredeti.sk/ (60-70 children are here)
Rest of the trip:
-shopping for supplies
-packing 80-100 backpacks with the purchased school supplies for needy children
-meet with those at the church who will help with the deliveries
-serve anywhere that needs extra help (hopefully another sex abuse shelter)
Ryan Gee dropped another minute+ of tricks, so get ready for more weirdness and that weird face he makes where he kinda purses his lips like he just took a hit of lemon juice.
Yoyo used is the YoYofficer Lava.
Ibrahim Itani takes us on a tour through New York in his newest video…beautifully shot and edited!
We’re less than a month away from the 2014 World YoYo Contest, and everyone is finalizing their travel plans and getting excited for the event. The event organizers took a moment to speak with judge Matthew Fernandez (aka Boxthor), who is flying in from San Francisco to judge several divisions.
Hello Box! How are you today?
We are all pretty excited that you’re heading to Prague for WYYC. Why did you decide to go?
I’ve gone to the World Yoyo Contest for the past 9 years in a row, and now it’s tradition for me – I don’t go for the contest, I go to hang out with friends from all over the world, many of whom I only get to see once a year. I’ve always wanted to visit Prague and now I have the perfect excuse to.
What do you expect from this event?
I’ve watched previous EYYC streams, and from the looks of it, Prague is able to put on a professional looking event LEAGUES ahead of any other contest I’ve been to. I think it’s exactly the direction the yoyo industry needs to go in.
What are your suggestions for making WYYC better than it ever was? Is there something crucial we should not forget?
Paid flights for top competitors and judges would be a great start. I think as a contest, Worlds was always fine, but it was severely lacking in media exposure and recently, didn’t do anything to really promote the industry.
Do you know that the local community sees you as quite a star? Why do you think that is?
Back in around 2007, YoYoFactory started coming out with their first widespread models, and really got players excited about making videos. Vashek rose to fame quickly, and I soon became friends with him and his brother Ondrej, who did all the filming. I don’t know much about the Czech scene, but I imagine Vashek / YYF was a great starting point, as as that community grew, they began to go and search for other yoyo videos, and I was putting out both clip videos and the freestyle videos for a lot of the major contests in the US at the time.
Do you plan to do some special project while you’re here?
I’ll have my camera – I’m not sure what I want to do with it yet. I started a new job 2 years ago and haven’t had the time to come out with a really awesome worlds video lately, but I have plans for the footage once I get some time.
Are you going to participate in the event as a spectator or are you planning to get more involved?
One of the main reasons I love judging is that I get a front row seat to see all of the freestyles – besides that I’m looking to just hang out with friends and take in the sights.
Is there anything special you’re planning to do or see in Prague?
I haven’t started looking in to extra activities but I did book a couple extra days to go sightseeing, so I am open to suggestions as to what to check out.
Any last words?
I want to get a tattoo while I’m there but I haven’t decided on a design. What’s the most Czech thing I can get? I need help deciding, or else I’m gonna end up with a tattoo that reads “Strč prst skrz krk”.