YoYoJam has released a new video featuring 3A wunderkind Alex Hattori to promote his new signature yoyo, the Collid3r. Alex has a tremendous amount of skill for someone who’s only been playing for a few years, and he’s definitely a leading contender for any contest he enters. No release date or price yet for the Collid3r.
Luke Finnell from the USA and Rodion Sahanko from Russia made this awesome video, from opposite sides of the world! These 2 are up and comers and we’re sure you’ll hear more from them in the future.
Here’s what happens when two kendama players end up on the same flight to Seattle. Great tricks from Kengarden’s Jake Wiens and Sam Merkel.
New video from Cleveland YoYo Club member and YoYoFactory Protege Team Member, Darnell Hairston.
Darnell is planning to attend and compete in a lot more contests next year…expect to see him at the Triple Crown of YoYo in Chicago, Indiana States, and more.
Alpha Crash is a high end plastic yo-yo based off their flagship model the Berserker. The angular shape focuses on aerodynamics and stability. This yo-yo screams speed and high performance play. Excellent for the player who has just perfected their bind return all the way to the freestyle player who wants to prove plastic can play as good as metal.
The Glitter take a similar shape to C3′s flag ship model the Berserker. Strong angular design but a little smaller diameter making for a comfortable mid-size throw with a lot of stability and a lot of WOW factor.
This is a one time only production of 100 yo-yos in honor of the exclusive 44CLASH event in Japan!
And another in honor of 44CLASH edition yo-yo – the amazingly priced Capless! A black body with yellow and red flecks and the 44CLASH logo engraved in honor of the amazing contest in Japan.
Freestyles are up from the 2012 Victoria Harbour YoYo Competition in Hong Kong!
Ma Yi – 1st Place – 1A Division (Single YoYo)
Alex Liu Man Ki – 1st Place – 2A Division (Double YoYo Looping)
Ng Wang Kit – 1st Place – 3A Division (Double YoYo String)
Fong Ka Ho – 1st Place – 4A Division (Offstring)
Denny Ko Kwan Han – 1st Place – 5A Division (Counterweight)
Additional videos are up on Here We Yo’s YouTube channel.
Hyper Yo-yo is at full power during the Winter World Hobby Fair in Japan!
Japan’s biggest toy event, World Hobby Fair, will once again host a huge Hyper Yo-yo event in each of its venues.
– Jan. 20th in Nagoya
– Jan. 26-27th in Tokyo
– Feb. 3rd in Fukuoka
– Feb. 10th in Osaka
The Hyper Yo-yo booth will feature the usual shows from the “Hyper Spinners” Tyler, Tiger and Shun, as well as the unveiling of a new member of the Hyper Yo-yo demo team, presumably replacing Zero, the last Duncan Hyper Spinner.
Regional contests will also be held in each event site, and although details are scarce at this point regarding the format, the event site notes that winners will be the official representatives of each region in an upcoming National contest.
A “Hyper Yo-yo School” will be available to all newcomers during the whole event at each venue.
(translation via Rafael Matsunaga)
Miguel Correa just posted up the beginning of a great series on Response in Unresponsive YoYos, a discussion on bearings. If you aren’t already subscribed to his site, Definitive YoYoing, you should be.
Your yo-yo of choice is about trade offs. Size, weight, and material are factors in a yoyo that you cannot change (generally speaking). Your choice of bearing, however, is a variable. There are many types of bearings; steel, spec, ceramic, center trac, concave, the list goes on. Those all have their own traits and marketing behind them, but what I want to focus on are physically different bearings, Flat vs. Curved.
Click through to read the rest: Response in Unresponsive YoYos Pt. 1
Drew Tetz just won the whole wide world with this video. Crazy improvised fixed axle stalls on a Duncan Butterfly. Brilliant.
A bundle of new fixed axle tricks on a Butterfly, including some planebreaking tech stuff, a broadway stall, and the first ever heelflip suicide. Practice up for next week’s fixed friday! Launched under the banner of the mighty Lil’ Scrappy Fetus Crew, whose other members have just released some new music.
Great new video from one of YoYoFactory’s sponsored players in China, Vong Kin Ian.
HE SHAVED! OH SWEET MOTHER OF MERCY, HE SHAVED!
We seem to be getting a first look at lots of yoyos lately! Duncan just dropped pics of this guy on their Instagram account, but didn’t give us much info. Sorta looks like a BumbleBee with Freehand caps.
Introducing Hornet™! Estimated for a spring 2013 release, Hornet is designed for advanced looping tricks and competition play. Featuring a perfect center to rim weight ratio for looping tricks, starburst response, and ball-bearing axle for long spin time! Hornet will include two sets of bearing spacers; Aluminum for intermediate skill levels and polycarbonate for advanced/professional skill levels.