The Czech yoyo scene is amazing, and it’s easy to forget how old it is. Here a group of players hang out and reflect on their decade as yoyo players and professionals. Hit the CC button at the bottom for subtitles! Featuring Jan Novotný, Vašek Kroutil, Adam Gaszczyk, Peter Kišoň, Pavel Klůs, and Marek Němeček.
This video was just shared to me by Hiroyuki Suzuki (World Champion) and owner of sOMEThING.
It feature Amane Okubo who is just 13 years old! Love to see this kind of talent in yo-yoing at such a young age!
Using the sOMEThING Angle.
New video from Adam Brewster, who is one of those people who has always been known as a “player’s player”. Along with players like Justin Weber, Jon Gates, and Sid, Adam is a pioneer of trick composition and his play just oozes with a completely unique style.
2012 3A National Champion Patrick Borgerding just dropped a great video getting all of his old tricks as he prepares for the 2013 World Yo-Yo Contest.
Using the YoYoFactory Proton!
Yo-yo Used: Proton (Champions Collection)
Music: Be (Intro) by Common
Patrick Borgerding – 2012 USA 3A National Champion
Thank you to Yoshi Mikamoto, Ian Johnson, and everyone who inspires me daily.
I wanted to get all my old tricks on tape so I can start preparing for Worlds 2013. I hope you enjoy.
Anytime a video of 2008 World Yo-Yo Champion John Ando is posted you know it is worth a watch or two! This is a fun one.
Here John Ando is throwing the new YoYoFactory Proton.
A little video we made one day while waiting for lunch. We arrived 30 minutes before opening and used those 30 minutes well! We enjoyed the meal, hope you enjoy the video!
Videos are starting to show up following the 2013 East Japan Yo-Yo Contest.
You can find many of the prelim routines here:
1st (Tatsuya Fujisaka) and 2nd (Shinji Saito) in 1A videos are here.
Note – Shinji Saito is not only amazing in 2A but has some equally amazing tricks in 1A. Very impressive freestyle!
For the full results from the contest by division see our previous post here.
There’s no tighter yo-yo competition scene than in the Philippines. Every contest held in the country always brings the best Filipino contestants and dozens of other players. And the next such contest is the YoYoMafia Battle, to be held at Sm City Marikina, just outside Manila, on February 16th!
International attendance is also expected, with Werrd’s trick machine Hassan Marialis already confirmed!
Be sure to head to the official event page for additional information!
The East Japan A-Block regional contest was held earlier today in Tokyo, and 2011 Japan National Champion Tatsuya Fujisaka came out on top in 1A! The biggest World Champion of all time, Shinji Saito, ended up in second place, followed closely by Yusuke Ootsuka.
Check the results below, courtesy of yoyonews.jp!
- Tatsuya Fujisaka
- Shinji Saito
- Yusuke Ootsuka
- Hiraku Fujii
- Ginji Miura
- Toshiaki Oonuma
- Mizuki Takimoto
- Takumi Yasumoto
- Kentaro Kimura
- Yohei Kagawa
- Takumi Yasumoto
- Keita Kido
- Naoya Takeuchi
- Makoto Numagami
- Masahiro Tsuburaya
The 2013 European YoYo Contest is approaching quickly, and as one of the most prestigious and competitive events in the world all eyes will be on Budapest on February 23rd & 24th.
The seeding rules and a partial list of seeded players has been posted, and it’s a thick with talent. This contest is going to be absolutely amazing, as always. Make your travel plans now!
The list of seeded players is not final, so keep an eye on their site for updates. But as of today, these players will be in the finals in their respective divisions:
- Anthony Destremx (France)
- Aristidis Voultsios (Greece)
- Daniel Tamariz-Martel (Spain)
- Gökten Uzuner (Turkey)
- Grzegorz Wójcik (EYYC’12)
- Janos Karancz (Hungary)
- Kojo Boison (Germany)
- Konstantin Tudjarov (Bulgaria)
- Lorenzo Sabatini (Italy)
- Marcin Drzewiecki (Poland)
- Martin Prochászka (Slovakia)
- Maxim Gruzintsev (Russia)
- Nico Jendretzki (Austria)
- Vashek Kroutil (Czech Republic)
- Yuji Shimokawa Kelly (UK)
- Dave Geigle (EYYC’12)
- Lev Derzhavets (Russia)
- Michal Jasko (EYYC’12)
- Sergey Bandurin (Russia)
- Alex Lipka (Slovakia)
- David Molnar (Hungary)
- Harald Klemm (Austria)
- Lorenzo Sabatini (Italy/EYYC’12)
- Vitaliy Evdokimov (Russia)
- Alexey Nemchik (Russia)
- Daniel Budai (EYYC’12)
- David Molnar (Hungary)
- George Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
- Jano Hlinka (Slovakia)
- Matt Gallacher (UK)
- Petr Kavka (Czech Republic)
Great players, great tricks, and Brandon Jackson from Duncan Toys gave us the heads up that Kohta Watanabe is throwing a prototype of his upcoming signature model!
I got Brandon on the horn, and found out that Kohta’s new signature model will be aluminum, and part of the De-Luxxe Series from Duncan, which means it will retail under $60. Tentative release is Spring/Summer 2013 but nothing is finalized. That was all the detail he could spill for the time being, but I know where he lives so I’ll stalk him until I can get more info.