The Wind Up dropped a “best of” trick compilation video, showing off 6 minutes of their favorite tricks from 2016. Culled from Instagram videos, contest freestyles, clip videos, and more, it’s a pretty great look back at what turned out to be an awesome year for yoyoing and a sh*t year for just about everything else.
Archives for December 2016
Recess Intl. – Komodo (Bay Area)
Daniel Flaherty and Kieran Cooper show off some solid tricks with the next release from Recess! The Komodo is a new monometal yoyo coming in early 2017 from Recess Intl., and is the new signature model for Indonesian champion Ahmad Kharisma! The Recess Intl. Komodo is expected to retail for around $60, and should hit stores in early 2017. More details as soon as we have them!
Ben Conde & Tessa Piccillo – Stealing Bananas
Ben Conde and Tessa Piccillo are not dating, but we’re pretty sure that’s only because they are each so friggin’ awesome that if they ever actually smooched it would rip a hole in space and time and kickstart the apocalypse. So instead, they just hang out and throw yoyos and are generally hilarious together. We’ll take it!
Enjoy Ben’s last video of 2016, a Q&A session where the internet asks and they answer.
Yoyos used are the YoYoFactory Flight and CLYW Kodiak.
Zafran Aqil – Weekend Strangler
The newest Recess Intl. team member puts in some work! Ok, he’s smiling the whole time and it looks like he’s having a really good time, but still, it takes work to get this good. And be this happy.
Yoyo used is the Recess Weekend.
Adrian Velez – Snow
Adrian Velez ventures out into the great white wilderness for his latest video. Solid tricks from a fantastic player.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Borealis.
FPM+UNPRLD Corruption ft. Eric Tran-Ton
Who’s got two thumbs and can’t get enough of Eric Tran-Ton?
(And also me.)
Yoyo used is the FPM+UNPRLD Corruption.
Tylor McCallumore 2016
Tylor McCallumore is the latest player to contribute to the Tech Creators YouTube channel. Good stuff from one of our favorite sons of the Northeast yoyo scene!
Yoyo used is the Duncan Origami.
Isaac Sams – Core Co. Standard
Isaac Sams was hanging out with some of his friends from Core Co. and dropped some tricks with their aluminum/delrin hybrid yoyo, the Standard. We all win!
Yoyo used is the Core Co. Standard.
Whistle Rhapsodies – 2016 Team Video
Team Whistle just dropped their 2016 team video, filmed at the Japan Open YoYo Contest. It’s solid. Enjoy!
Featuring these awesome players throwing these stellar yoyos:
Renta Motoyama – Prototype from UNPRLD
Hinata Yamada – Axis YoYos EX!
Brian Low – Prototype from Mythril YoYos
Arata Imai – YoYoRecreation Valkyrie
Yuki Uchida – Japan Technology Eagle Eye
Ayumu Harada – CLYW Big Dipper
Takahiko Hasegawa – Microphone
Yuki Yamaguchi – MixtrackPro II
Sota Aoyagi – CLYW Borealis
Shuyun Tang – Index
Shotaro Matsuda – YoYoRecreation Lazer
(Keiran, Colin, Ian, Dillon, Ryuichi, Zhao, Huy, Harrison, Yasuki, Yuu)
Takumi Yasumoto – C NINE
Mizuki Takimoto – YoYoRecreation Sygtyr
Kengo Kido – iPhone 6
Georgia States 2016 – In-Ovation
The Amplified crew got in some quality trick time at the 2016 Georgia State YoYo Contest…check out the video featuring Gavin Lambert, Charlie Byers, Darren Tan, and LaMonte’ Patterson.
Yoyo used is the Amplified Ovation.
Japan Technology – Titanium Frost
Looks like Japan Technology has another titanium yoyo coming soon!
Check out this teaser video…doesn’t really give us much detail, but it’s got some great tricks. Sweet!
YoYo Spotlight – YoYoBrothers Heritage
YoYoBrothers Heritage Specs:
Diameter: 55 mm
Width: 43.5 mm
Weight: 67 grams
Response: 19mm pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The YoYoBrothers Heritage is the first ever release from yoyo collector and contest organizer Matthew Wright.
The Heritage is a zippy yoyo, great for speed combos and horizontal play, with a ton of concentrated rim weight. The Heritage shape combines organic curves with an open catch zone and perfect width. The distribution of weight makes for a very versatile and stable yo-yo with a speedy, long lasting spin that handles fast directional changes with ease. Whether you’re playing relaxed, patiently forming new tricks, or blazing through contest freestyles, this yo-yo is built to perform on every occasion!
The YoYoBrothers Heritage is available in limited quantities in four colorways; three signature editions for the YoYoBrothers sponsored players, and a special edition for YoYoExpert. The colorways are a nice spread of finish styles, which makes it easy for anyone to find a colorway that jumps out at them. The anodizing is really well done, and the colors are crisp.
The YoYoBrothers Heritage is a collector’s piece available in very limited quantities, so the $110 retail is pretty reasonable for what is sure to be a rare throw. The performance is definitely competition quality, so the price is worth it for a yoyo that rides the line between function and collectibility.
The YoYoBrothers Heritage is available at 8:00 PM EST – Wednesday – December 28th, 2016, at YoYoExpert.com.
THIS POST SPONSORED BY YOYOBROTHERS
Happy holidays, everyone!
I’ll be taking a little break from posting to spend some time with my family. Some of you have send in some fantastic videos in the last day or so….I’ve got them all bookmarked and they’ll go up after Christmas.
Thanks so much for another great year!
YoYoFactory Adventure – Peru
The latest YoYoFactory Adventure video is here, and this one is from their recent trip to Peru! You might remember the IndieGoGo project that backed this trip and launched the Titanium Shutter…well, now we finally get a look at the scenery and dude, IT WAS WORTH IT. Another amazing video from the folks at YoYoFactory, featuring Gentry Stein, Paul Kerbel, Vashek Kroutil, André Boulay, and more.
Sponsored by a ton of players and YoYoExpert.