Masanobu Iwata writes to send us a report and great news for the US 44FESTA fans!
The 10th edition of 44FESTA was held back on October, and everyone got the usual 44FESTA mix of serious yoyoing and fun for all!
The freestyle contest there is pretty serious. If you can’t wait for the Japanese contest season to start, I highly recommend checking these out!
The winners of this edition were:
- Yamato Murata (again!)
- Hajime Miura
- Daiki Tanaka
- Yuji Aida
- Yuya Yatani
The official website has tons of pictures from the freestyle contest, including this:
That’s the one and only Birthday Boy HASSY!
Two very special guests were in attendance: Mr. sOMEThING Hiroyuki Suzuki, who acted as judge and demoed for the audience, and Professor “Pon” Ishihara, who conducted this edition’s mini-contest:
The mini-contest had teams of four drawing yo-yo related themes. Here are some gems:
And a special announcement for all those attending the Las Vegas Open / Skillcon in December!
Masanobu Iwata, HASSY and Jun Taniguchi will all be in Vegas running a 44FESTA booth with goods and a few surprises! Be sure to say hi to the duck crew in a couple of weeks!