Our friends at YoYoFactory Russia put together a great look at the 2016 Russian National YoYo Contest. For the contest/history nerds out there, this year was the first year of a new event & organizer being recognized by the IYYF as the “official” Russian national competition. Hooray for progress! Featuring Mark Artsruni, Victor Gravitsky, Chingiz Alpyspayev, Bogdan Bezugliy, and Tasya Ganikhina.
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Nehemiah Peterson’s “Tech Creators” project just released its second video featuring Harrison Lee, Colin Beckford, Paul Dang, Keiran Cooper, and plenty more. Good stuff? Good stuff.
I know it’s only 40 seconds, but it’s such a good 40 seconds!
Yoyo used is the YoYoRecreation Dazzler.
I’ve been a fan of Ethan Wong for a few years now. I’m also old and pretty jaded about yoyo tricks since I’ve been watching them for over 20 years. And still, Ethan manages to impress me every. single. time. I see him throw. It’s amazing, and I cannot sing this guy’s praises loudly enough. From his incredible routine at EYYC 2013 that basically set the stage for horizontal play in yoyo contests to this fantastic new yoyo and collaboration with Kohta Watanabe, Ethan seems to be aiming for legend status and he’s definitely on his way. Enjoy.
Yoyo used is the C3X Fingerspin by C3yoyodesign.
Ernest Kahn really knows his way around a repeater. Not since the glory days of Guy Wright (we miss you, Guy) have we so many consistently fun and enjoyable repeaters from a single player. Fantastic!
Yoyo used is the CLYW Chief.
Duncan Toys is rolling out a new delrin offstring yoyo for 8x Philippines National Champion Sean Perez! FINALLY! Check out this video from Sean featuring some of his favorite tricks, and check out pics and specs of the Pandamonium below. Available soon at YoYoExpert.com.
Duncan Toys Pandamonium Specs:
Diameter – 78.2 mm
Width- 60 mm
Weight- 81.2 grams
Response – 19mm slim pad
Bearing – Large (Size C)
Keiran Cooper said:
Opting out of competing at this year’s PNWR yielded arguably the most fun I’ve had at a yo-yo competition
and after watching this video, we agree. Looks like PNWR was an absolute blast, and huge thanks to Keiran for putting together such a beautiful love letter to this contest.
Begleri are the latest skill toy to get popular with yoyo players (sorry kendama, it was nice while it lasted), and of course that means that quite a few of us (myself included) are now spending way too much time on YouTube checking out begleri videos. Today’s digging yielded this gem from long-time skill collector Cizrek with some homemade begleri that look super fun! So check out some great tricks, and if you’re so inspired you can click here for instructions on how to make your own or click here to pick up a really nice pre-made set from the folks at Monkeyfinger.
The Scales Collective is at it again with another podcast that brings an influential force in the yoyo industry to the front. Seth Peterson talks with Keiran Cooper and Patrick Canny about Save Deth, the first lifestyle brand in the yoyo industry and a huge creative force in the “mid school” period just after the Hyper YoYo boom died out.
Seth Peterson is one of the most influential yo-yo players of all time, but unlike most, it’s for more than just his tricks.
Seth led a very inspiring yo-yo movement called Save Deth, in which he had travelled with Dave Poyzer all over the United States and filmed amazing yo-yo content, whether it be at contests or just in a casual scene. On top of this, Seth’s attention to design and detail in all aspects such as clothing and content is something that lots of people worldwide learned and stemmed off of. To call him an innovator is an understatement; he is a pioneer.
Interview by Keiran Cooper and Patrick Canny
Introduction by Mark Mangarin
Ernest Kahn knows how to make yoyoing look fun, doesn’t he? Check out his latest repeater tutorial, produced by CLYW.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Igloo.
OMG BEN CONDE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN WE MISSED YOU BUDDY! Ben Conde finally pops up again with a new video (and it’s been so long we nearly missed it, totally our fault), and we get the double bonus of him hanging out with World YoYo Champion Gentry Stein and European Offstring Champion Quentin Godet, and we get a sneak peek at his new yoyo from YoYoFactory. Ok, so that was worth the wait, I guess.
One of the best parts of heading to a contest are the house parties that spring up around them, and the videos we sometimes get from them. PNWR gave us a pile of serious talent crashing at Will Prater’s house, including Tessa Piccillo, Nehemiah Peterson, Alann “Hotpocket” Herrera, and AJ Garcia.
Unspoken Project dropped a limited prototype run for the Riddle last month to great feedback, and now they’re finally releasing a full production batch. The Riddle is the first release from this new company from Justin Bui, Noah Burrows, and Alexis JV. We got our hands on an early prototype of the Riddle, and it’s a fun yoyo that shows a lot of potential for this young brand…definitely worth picking up! The Riddle drops tonight (March 17th) at 5 PM PST, only on their website. Check out specs and info below!
After many months of prototyping, we are proud to finally present to you the Riddle! With the help of our investors, who preordered Riddles, we are finally able to share this yoyo with you.
The Riddle is an H shaped yoyo with a scalloped design, initially designed by Justin Bui and tweaked to perfection with the help of Noah Burrows and Alexis JV. The Riddle was designed to be mid-sized, at 54mm, with enough rim weight to be stable and long spinning but light enough, at 63.5g, to remain nimble. The Riddle was crafted from 7068 aluminum primarily for durability, but also to optimize rim weight.
We really hope you like it. All of our efforts have been put into this yoyo and it has sure gone a long way since the first prototype of it. We can’t put this thing down and will bet you that you won’t be able to either.
Unspoken Project Riddle Specs:
Diameter – 54mm
Width – 44mm
Weight – 63.5 grams
Gap Width – 4.4mm
Bearing – Center Trac – Size C
Response – 19mm slim pads
Price – $85 USD
Daniel “Zammy” Ickler dropped a new video of möbius tricks. As you’d expect from Zammy the music is good, the tricks are burly, and the lighting is…well, the tricks are great. Looks like Zammy is freshly inspired by his new collaboration yoyo.
Yoyo used is the GSquared Wolf.