Ibrahim Rahman is back in beast mode with this new video and…what’s that? A custom yoyo-related song, written just for him? Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn! Check out the full track below in all of its Soundcloud glory. And before you start getting critical about it, remember the other yoyo songs that we’ve gotten so far. And this one. *shudder*
Archives for March 16, 2016
Will It Claw? ft. Mark Hayward
There are a lot of people doing weird stuff on YouTube (weirder than yoyoing, I mean), but this one is new to me: a guy who invites guests to retrieve their own belongings from his claw machine.
I feel like I’ve reached the end of the internet.
Watch and enjoy as 1995 Masters Division World YoYo Champion Mark Hayward attempts to retrieve his stuff from this dude’s claw machine.
YoYo Spotlight – Throw Revolution Vertex
Throw Revolution Vertex Specs:
Weight: 65.3 grams
Response: 19mm pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The Vertex is the first yoyo from Throw Revolution, the new company from 2011 World YoYo Champion (and first champion ever from Singapore), Marcus Koh. The Vertex is very much designed to be a competition yoyo, and is easily one of the fastest playing yoyos we’ve ever laid our hands on.
The Throw Revolution Vertex is incredibly fast, and incredibly stable. Those words get thrown around a lot when describing new yoyos, but few models earn it with the kind of ferocity the Vertex does…at times throwing the Vertex almost feels like trying to tame a wild animal. This yoyo is for experienced, serious competitors who are looking to squeeze every possible second out of their stage time. The slightly contoured V profile combined with the extraordinary weight distribution make the Vertex the perfect compliment to Throw Revolution owner Marcus Koh’s fast, technical play style and a must-have for any player looking to hit that level of speed and perfection. The distribution of weight from the stainless steel rims has clearly been well thought-out and agonized over during the design process, and the results are truly stunning.
Available in solid blue or solid red, the Vertex keeps things simple with very basic engraving. But even simple can be wonderful, and the anodizing colors seem normal at first glance, but upon closer inspection are quite tough and incredibly rich. The blue has a high amount of purple mixed in, resulting in a richness and depth that is difficult to photograph and even more difficult to describe. In person the red teeters on the edge of the same color as fresh blood, no doubt drawn from underestimating the speed of the Vertex and cranking yourself in the face. Both colors are more stunning in person.
The Throw Revolution Vertex retails for $180, and is not a casual purchase in price or in play value. The Vertex is a serious yoyo for serious competitors, and worth the investment if you’re a contest player who is chasing every possible advantage on stage. The Vertex is a beautifully made piece of equipment and while it’s expensive…it’s worth it.
BUY THE THROW REVOLUTION VERTEX
The Throw Revolution Vertex is available now through YoYoExpert.
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Invaders Must Die ft. Tatsuya Fujisaka
Yoyorecreation has announced a second bimetal yoyo for their “Rebellion” budget line, this one called “Invaders Must Die”. Seems like between “Start The Riot” and now this, the names for the Rebellion line are getting weirder and more awesome! And hey, another bimetal from Yoyorecreation doesn’t sound like a bad thing at all. Check it out in the hands of the always amazing Tatsuya Fujisaka.
Yoyo used is Invaders Must Die by Rebellion.
YoYoRecreation Announces POM Diffusion
Yoyorecreation announced some new releases for EYYC…new colorways of the Gargantua, Start The Riot, and Draupnir, but the most interesting news is the release of a POM Diffusion. We know these will be available first at EYYC (Prague) and 44Festival (Japan), but we don’t have anything in the way of specs yet.
Blasted POM sounds fun, even if there really aren’t any advantages to using this material over just making a low-cost aluminum yoyo. And the vibe issues are a little worrying, but maybe they won’t be as bad as they sound. Either way, for Yoyorecreation fans this sounds like a pretty sweet release! Check out Yoyorecreation’s statement below.
The Diffusion was renowned for changing the plastic yo-yo market with it’s revolutionary axle configuration, but in an effort to push the performance even further we experimented with using POM material (Polyacetal). These POM prototypes were a huge hit with our team, and so we are pleased to announce that we will be making a full production run!*
The higher density of POM material compared to the polycarbonate of the original Diffusion gives the POM Diffusion much more of a solid feel on the string, and a much more powerful spin. The POM Diffusion is given a blasted finish, which compliments the already smooth texture of the POM material. It is completely different to the touch compared to the regular Diffusion.
* – Due to the way POM shrinks during the manufacturing process, these Diffusions may suffer more vibe than the regular Diffusions. For the same reason, the pad size of these models is different from the standard YYR pad size, and will require a pad with a 19mm outer diameter. Since this will be a super limited-run, these yo-yos will be blank. This run will not ship with a slim bearing like with the regular Diffusions.