Masanobu Iwata sends in another report from 44FESTA!
Vol. 15 was held on November 22nd, and was the last regular FESTA event of the year.
This event’s mini-contest was probably my favorite so far, especially considering a lot of players these days have not experienced the annoying fun of auto-return yo-yos.
So what’s the “catch” here? The goal was to get a sleeper that lasts exactly 10 seconds, and if you’ve thrown these things before, you know there’s not much you can do about the sleeper time other than calibrating your throw.
And yet, World Champion Hajime Miura, and Makio Nakagawa both somehow managed to respectively get 10.07 and 9.93 seconds, with Makio winning the tie-breaker!
Next up was the freestyle contest, with World Champion Hajime Miura coming out on top. You could say having the World Champion compete here is unfair, but what if he freestyles in a different division?
Well, that’s still unfair!
Just kidding, we love having our minds blown by Hajime over and over!
Here are the final standing:
- Hajime Miura
- Yamato Fujiwara
- Daiki Tanaka
- Kenta Kushiro
- Shinnosuke Ishizaka
You can find all of the freestyles here.
And the year is not yet over for the 44FESTA crew and fans! 44FESTA VILLA, FESTA’s year-end party, will be held on December 27th in Fujisawa, Kanagawa. Entry fee is 1,500 yen (about 12 USD), and includes food and beverage!
There will be a non-sponsored player contest at the event as well, a great chance for those players to show off their skills and maybe catch a sponsor’s attention!
Finally, 44FESTIVAL WEST is also just around the corner, and will be held on December 19th in Osaka! Quite a busy month in Japan!