Check out the latest Cabin Tutorial from CLYW…it’s a sweet front style trick from Yuuki Spencer! And since front style is nearly an endangered species in the yoyo trick world, this is basically the yoyo equivalent of a video that teaches you how to be a bald eagle. Which would be awesome. Awesome like this:
Archives for May 9, 2016
Kenta Kushiro makes that Recess sponsorship look good in this new video. A++, would buy again.
Yoyo used is the Recess Weekend.
Ryosuke Kawamura’s latest video brings us a full profile (with interview!) of Filipino player Hiro Koba, the owner of Kitty String. Hiro is a great dude, a solid yoyo player, and he makes the best string in the industry. Enjoy!
This video is raw as hell and crazy good. The tricks are next level, the video is barebones, the editing is tight, the music will definitely get you in trouble at work without headphones, and you’re gonna want to watch this at least a half-dozen times.
Featuring Paul Kerbel, Sergio Licona, and Brandon Parra.
Yoyos used are the YoYoFactory Horizon.
Duncan Crew Japan’s Yoshihiro Abe cranks out a beautiful 5A video for 5A May, the official month where everyone collectively goes “Hey, what happened to 5A?” and a dozen players yell “STILL HERE” and drop excellent videos.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Barracuda.
Michael Malik has joined the YoYoFactory team! Looks like his really nice 2nd Place finish at the TYC event back in March turned some heads…well, that and his great style and sweet tricks.
Check out Michael’s welcome video, and congratulations to both Michael and YoYoFactory!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Replay Pro.
Time to brush up on your Portuguese!
The Brazilian yoyo scene was “the little scene that could” in the early 2000s. They were relatively far removed from the rest of the countries with major scenes, handicapped by huge import duties that made it really hard for them to get the yoyos everyone else was using, and with a lower-value currency that made it stupidly expensive to get to the US or Japan for major contests. So they did what any resourceful, creative, dedicated, amazing group of talented people would do: they figured out how to make it work all on their own. They built their own local brand, they built their own scene, and they made so much noise that the rest of the world couldn’t miss them if they tried, culminating in Brazilian player Rafael Matsunaga becoming the first modern World YoYo Champion not from the US or Japan.
I had the good fortune to visit Brazil once for Brazilian Nationals, and it was amazing. Every player in the country piled into a room that was so thick with bodies there was condensation on the ceiling, cheering each other on with deafening whoops and hollers as they started their routines. It was the very model of a scene built out of love and necessity, and I’m so glad that it’s been documented, and that someone is putting these time capsule together so that everyone can see what an amazing contribution to the art and sport of yoyo play Brazil has made.