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Archives for December 2014
Werrd player Brandon Vu dropped a new video with some solid tricks and concepts. Great stuff! Here are Brandon’s comments on the video:
Hey Throwers, so it took a long time to get this one up. Pretty much some of the later scenes were filmed literally hours before my flight out of Sydney to London. All G productions was then in charge of editing and when it was complete a bit of online international communication had to commence, in the end it was uploaded with little to no problems. This is pretty much a collection of my latest tricks, a few were already revealed in some of the trick circles I posted, but all in all I’m pretty proud of it.
Yoyo used is the Irony JPX by Werrd.
Full results are in for the 2014 Las Vegas Open! Werrd sponsored player Ky Zizan took home the top prize in the 1A division with an absolutely jaw dropping routine that had the entire crowd on their feet! Check out full results for all divisions below…..official contest video coming soon!
The 1A prelims for the 2014 Las Vegas Open were packed with talent, but only a handful of players could make it through to finals. Check out the full finals order for all divisions below, as well as video of the Top Five 1A Prelims!
(Apologies to Colin Beckford, who IS competing in 3A but got left off the list below.)
1st – Andrew Maider (CLYW)
2nd – Clint Armstrong (YoYoFactory)
3rd – James Reed
4th – Colin Beckford
5th – Kieran Cooper
Jesse Christe posted a new trick dump video, with a ton of nifty “single move” tricks and concepts. A couple we’ve seen before, but there are quite a few new ideas and variations…lots of great concepts to work on!
Yoyo used is the Albatross by G Squared.
ВНИМАНNЕ (Russian for “ATTENTION”) is the new series presented by Dron Glukhov, created to showcase Russian players outside yoyoing.ru team. Episode 0 (pilot) is bringing your ВНИМАНNЕ to Ivan Maslin.
In a brief post on his Facebook page, Shingo “Terry” Terada announced his resignation from Duncan Crew after 12 years on the team.
Dec.23 2014, I leave Duncan Crew.
I don’t compete contests for a long time. it was not good for me and Duncan.
Still love Duncan yo-yo and Duncan Crew family. So I leave the Crew.
Thank you for all support from Duncan Toys. Thank you…
In addition to the 2001 World Title in the X Division, Terry also won UTYJ (Japan Nationals) in 2001 and 2002, always with unmatched elegance in both 4A and 5A.
In a time when 4A yo-yos were thinner than today’s 1A average, his technique was flawless.
5A play also owes immensely to Terry’s innovations, such as e-fans and beestings, which allowed counterweight play to move from its experimental roots to an established yo-yo division.
See you around, Terry!
C3yoyodesign’s Teleport is crazy fun (just like Simpson) and crazy wide (not at all like Simpson). Team member Ryuichi Nakamura shows off what this yoyo can do in C3’s new promotional video.
Yoyo used is the C3YoYoDesign Teleport.
The folks at Monkeyfinger are giving away a one-of-a-kind Caesar yoyo for Christmas, compete with some of their custom lube and Buff yoyo polish, all packaged in a custom wooden box. Neato!
Here are the instructions they sent on how to enter…contest ends on Dec. 30th. Be sure to visit their post on Facebook for full details on where to post your entries.
T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the lab, not a creature was stirring, not even the genetically spliced monkey crab.
The scientist had cleaned all their beakers with glee in the hopes that Saint Nick places Return Tops under kids tree.
Wishes for Geladas and Evil Yo’s were mailed to the Big Elf, but perhaps a special yo-yo would round out the collectors shelf.
A limited edition model loved by trick crafters, the artist proof Caesar, would send joy through the rafters.
Such a rare luxury, the demand would surely rise! So instead let’s give it away as a prize.
To win such a rarity there must be rules. Take a holiday story, rewrite it for you.
A few dozen words in the style of a classic could win you a Caesar, we might even wrap it.
With the understanding that Christmas is only a day away, you have until the 30th to send stories our way.
I Monkey in a Santa suit will read the entries over dinner and based on the quality, crown one story the winner.
Check out a great team routine (which is a pretty scarce thing these days) from C3YoYoDesign for Ngong Ping 360’s Got Talent. So much classic “team” yoyoing in here….and they won the competition!
Charles Haycock traveled out to the 2014 Bay Area Classic with the intention of hanging out with some friends and filming a little for a video. What happened was much, much more than that, and he ended up with a 20-minute concept video that includes Jensen Kimmitt, Ernest Kahn, Elliot Jackson, Aaron Bendich, Daniel Flaherty, Matthew Fernandez, and Kieran Cooper.
Ernest Kahn and Matt Fernandez steal the show with two of the best yoyo video parts I’ve ever seen, like, EVER. Make yourself a sandwich, grab a beverage, and get settled in for Bay Area Comrades.
YoYoFactory’s Clint Armstrong dropped a new video for the holidays, with a ton of great tricks and smooth play. Check it out!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Shu-Ta.
Join YoYoFactory’s Tyler Severance, Clint Armstrong, and Ben McPhee as they visit and perform for a school….located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon!
This epic video shows off YoYoFactory at their best…bringing yoyoing to everyone they can, and finding adventure everywhere.
YoYoFactory has a goal of spreading yo-yo. Often there are commercial aspects that must be taken into account for this to be sustainable (i.e. we need to make money to be able to afford to do it in the future). In the middle of 2014 we reached a cross-roads. We weren’t doing it right. We faced a change. In the face of this we decided to go back to our roots. Take yo-yo to the people. We considered somewhere exotic, perhaps a sparsely populated island? Maybe on top of a high mountain chain like the Andes? How about a tribe so remote the mail is still delivered by mules…. a mere 5hrs from our office?
Supai Arizona was this place. Its beauty contrasts by the difficulties facing its residents who despite their isolation (6hrs by mule to a car which is hrs again from any significant town) are right in the middle of everything wrong with the modern age (diet, fashion and media expectations). These kids grow up in a fishbowl which is funded by tourists who walk through looking into their lives on their way to see the areas most precious resource; the blue water that cascades over some of the most beautiful water falls in the world.
The Crew was built around our pro, Tyler Severance. Clint Armstrong came in as pro #2, Reece Schofield came as our web designer/camping support/ /r/throwers moderator. We set off at 3am, getting to the cliff top at 8am. The route down was either a 6hr horse ride, 8hr hike or 10min on a helicopter…. yes we took the chopper.
Checkout the visuals from our adventure!