Two of CLYW’s most prolific players invite you to hop into their Little Scrappy Time Machine and join them for four and a half minutes of fun. While the video was shot in 2012, there is nothing dated about the tricks and I guarantee that you will see something new; very solid one shots from Chase, and that combo Chuck does around :42 is definitely a recent favorite. In addition to the progressive yo-yoing that we’ve come to expect from these boys, the clip also features original music from Chase and Jensen, and my plenty of my absolute favorite thing in a yo-yo video: SMILING.
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The notorious Little Scrappy Fetus Crew recently announced the addition of 1A G.O.A.T. Yuuki Spencer to their ragtag bunch, and decided to celebrate with three short videos. They also used some pretty NSFW music and poked a little bit of fun at a certain 5A GOAT along the way, which is decidedly rude for a group that’s 83% Canadian. It’s all in fun. Grab your headphones and check out the videos below, and if you wanna read more not-necessarily-yoyo-related swearin’ on tumblr you can do that too.
P.S. A little birdie told me that Jensen thinks bearing play is dead. Actually, that birdie was Jensen, I was just being coy. How does this make you feel?! Argue with us about it in the comments!
Two-minutes and forty-five seconds of impeccable style from Chase Hadden and Adam Demarchi. Brilliant concepts and execution, and the flapping heart at 0:44 is hilarious.
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Greatness is often misconceived as some kind of eccentric ability that is some how built into a person from birth. While this can’t really be proven or disproven, I believe that true greatness is a combination of natural talent and just plain hard work. You can see it in some people, we all know one or two who have that certain magic about them. Some turn out to seemingly fulfill their destiny while others fade away into mediocrity; held back by fears and doubt. Work ethic is the deciding factor in the cultivation of that one in a million spark that those few people possess.
To call Chase Hadden a prodigy may be saying too much or quite possibly not enough. The kid is just plain dope at everything he touches. Toys become instruments, instruments become fluid expressions, the simplest of concepts are transformed from mundane to multi-faceted. It’s all there: an entire skill-set and vision just waiting to be unleashed on the masses. The only question is what will become of the person behind the undeniable talent? In my heart, and I don’t say this often, but I really believe that this kid has something special to share with the world. I hope he puts the work in that is necessary to do justice to such an impressive mind.
On that note I would like to formally introduce the newest member of the CLYW team and my good friend, Chase Hadden.
-World Yo-Yo Champion, Jensen Kimmitt
Congratulations to Chase and CLYW!
Chase Hadden and Charles Haycock absolutely DESTROY in this new promo video for the highly-anticipated release of the Yeti, the first plastic yoyo by CLYW.
Music is “The Yeti” by Chase Hadden.
UPDATE: CLYW has posted on their Facebook page “First release on August 9th at Worlds at the YoYoBESTBUY booth and online at YoYoExpert at midnight!” Thanks to reader Diggles (heh) for the heads up!
Charles Haycock grabs a Summit and throws down another CLYW Cabin Tutorial, this one for “Brazilian Whip Technique”. Original trick concept by Whip, music by Chase Hadden.
The Little Scrappy Fetus Crew dropped another quickie video, this one featuring Chase Hadden, Eric Koloski, Alec Campbell, and Adam Demarchi.
YoYoNews is proud to give you your first look at the The Summit, a video documentary chronicling the 4-day crunch session that saw CLYW and One Drop create, test, and produce their fantastic collaborative design, the Summit yoyo.
Don’t forget you still have a chance to win a Summit v.1 Prototype, exclusively here at YoYoNews.com. Click through for details! And if you don’t win, you can still pick up a production Summit at YoYoExpert.com at midnight, April 5th!
Controlling spin direction and regenerating properly are two of the biggest elements of fixed axle yo-yoing. Having trouble with your loops flipping? Don’t stop, planet hop!
That’s right, kids! This week we’re gonna be taking a deeper look at one of the staples of looping, the planet hop – or, rather, we’re going to explore how this classic regen can be mixed into responsive 1A. If you don’t know planet hop, well, your best bet would be to grab somethin’ responsive and check out the YoYoExpert tutorial for it, but for those of you who just need a quick refresher: a planet hop is just an upside-down shoot the moon. I know that sounds crazy, but because you don’t have to fight with gravity it’s actually one of the most mellow tricks around: throw down, bring the yo-yo back, and throw it back out the other direction without flipping. The fact that the yo-yo doesn’t have to flip (like it does in looping tricks) is especially handy when using butterfly-shaped yo-yos prone to tilting and trying to catch a string hit afterwards.
…of course, this wouldn’t be Fixed Friday if we just stuck to the classic vanilla version of the trick. No! Rather, most of this entry is dedicated to one of my favorite responsive repeaters, curiously named after one of my favorite dudes. More on that later; I just thought I’d mention it ’cause I kind of do it in the opening trick but I don’t want to talk about the opening trick yet (welp!)
So! On to the second trick. This is a fairly basic sequence: trapeze > regenerate into frontstyle spin > undermount > regenerate back to sidestyle spin. Most of the individual moves are probably already in your trick vocabulary, and it loops into itself nicely, which makes it one of my favorite “idling” tricks to practice when I’m not really thinking about anything else. While it looks simple, there is definitely a line between having a controlled punch out of a trapeze hop and just wildin’ out into the open; practice this one, you’ll be surprised how much it benefits your other tricks.
The next trick is that aforementioned star of the show, a lil’ somethin’ I like to call “Sethy P Makin’ Zines in Da Back (For Da Girls)”, or just “zines” for short. Once again, this may not look like much to the uninformed eye, but learning to control the redirect out of a stall back into a breakaway is incredibly valuable… and it just feels awesome, too. For this trick, throw a breakaway and catch the yo-yo in a trapeze stall, and when you dismount twist your finger so that the yo-yo somersaults inside the string. It should be nearing the end of its regeneration towards the end of the somersault circle, at which point you let go of the string and raise your throwhand. This creates a tiny bit of “hangtime”, which you’ll need ’cause you’re throwing the yo-yo immediately back out into a breakaway regeneration. Make sense? Maybe not, but watch the video and practice it and you’ll be makin’ da zines for da girls yourself in no time.
The next trick is a variation on zines, with the critical difference of being performed “Plus Style.” Without getting too deep into trick history, plus style is a way of looking at tricks where you mirror everything and add a string segment – think of it as doing left-handed tricks right-handed. Does that sound weird and crazy? It kind of is, but fortunately you don’t have to understand Spencer & Sonny’s crazy lingo to get this next trick. Basically: a trapeze brother mount can be thought of as a plus style trapeze, so for a plus style zines you get into a trapeze bro stall and then perform zines as though you were looking in a mirror. The one extra wrinkle to this trick is that you have to perform the regeneration portion while holding the string with your non-throwhand, which can be tricky at first, but give it a shot.
Once you master zines & zines+, the next trick is a fun little challenge for you: 2or0 zines. I’m not going to talk much about it because there’s not too much different there conceptually, but definitely worth exploring more. Also, right after that I do a double wrist wrap to thumb stall that I’m not going to talk about either ’cause it’s kind of a silly one-off, but hey! Who doesn’t like wraps?
The next trick is fully Ed’s: Zipper Stalls. Why am I throwing in somebody else’s trick, especially considering that he already wrote it up in his Static 1A Applications post? Probably ’cause it’s one of the best responsive 1A tricks ever, and absolutely the BEST way to practice planet hop regens in a string trick context. If you learn this trick and practice ’til you have straight regenerations and smooth somersaults, you will see the results in every other fixed axle regen you do. I promise.
I was worried that this week might’ve had too much of the “basics”, so I overcompensated and threw in a bunch of horizontal stuff at the end. First, we’ve got a banana turnover into a weird tough love handheld flip thing caught in a thumb mount. Not really sure what to call that, but I’d like to see it done offstring!
Next, we have something actually applicable to the theme: sideways zines. Being point blank honest with you, it’s really really scary getting that somersault and hangtime right in front of your face, so make sure you’re comfortable with both horizontal planet hops and horizontal trapeze stalls before you try this one. I managed not to hit myself in the face when filming, but it wouldn’t have been the first time. This move is really neat for mixing into the types of awesome horizontal responsive madness that Jensen Kimmitt’s been giving us lately... and, of course, sidewinder out of er’rythang.
Lastly, we got a ‘zontal tough love catch to whip and a pinwheel off a throw straight into a thumb mount. Why? Because it’s Friday! If you learned something, tell us ’bout it in the comments, and if you liked the song feel free to download it off of my SoundCloud. Tune in next week for more fixie madness.