New concepts video from Igor Galiev and Andrey Glukhov. I really enjoy listening to players that I don’t know discussing what they are doing…it’s as much of an insight into their creative process as the tricks themselves.
Kendama Co just released their new project. They have been hand turning out kendamas in Colorado for months now. Each Kendama is turned from cherry wood harvested in the Appalachian Mountains.
There is lots of controversy around “the first US made dama”. Lemme weigh in my 2 cents. Yes kendamas have been made in America. PAW, random kid in Georgia, Up Town Joe, some guy in Florida, and a guy from Woodturner Magazine. The point is that this is the first mass production of hand turned kendamas that are available to the public. The first full American kendama brand. Everything else is in China. Sweets, Shinzhu, Tribute, and every other Dama brand from America. So as far as the first American kendama I say Kendama Co takes it.
It’s been a dream to have American Kendamas for a long time now. Big ups to Kendama Co for making the push
Harrison Lee, the shortest member of CLYW, does it again with this solid video. We’re all currently wondering what he’s going to get first: driver’s license or World YoYo Title. Fantastic control and composition…did CLYW find this kid or assemble him from the parts of other yoyo players?
We keep going on and on about how amazing 2013 has been for yoyo videos and now we get a new one from Mikhail!?!
Arguably one of the absolute best video players ever, Mikhail gives us tricks of such incredible technical depth that they’ve driven a few yoyo players quite mad. Wire Work Pt. 1 features Mikhail in top form and throwing his signature yoyo, the Vigilante by YoYoJam.
We all saw and marveled over the amazing video that CLYW released to tease this collaboration, now we finally have pics of the actual yoyos.
CLYW has dropped pics of their collaboration with Canadian clothing brand, Raised By Wolves. This limited edition Canvas will only be available at raisedbywolves.ca…no release date or price announced yet, but we’ll update this post when we have more info.
This is possibly the best trick composition we’ve seen yet in 2013. And I realize we’re only in January, but holy crap have you been paying attention to how many videos have been released already this year?
Absolutely amazing video, as we always expect from Innovation Movement.
Notable yoyo player, demonstrator, and charity fundraiser Daniel Dietz has announced his departure from the One Drop team of sponsored yoyo players in order to begin working with industry stalwarts Yomega Corp.!
This is a HUGE move forward for Daniel, and an opportunity for him to move from being a sponsored yoyo player to beginning a serious, long-term career in the yoyo industry.
We wish Daniel the best of luck, and congratulations to Yomega on gaining a fantastic asset to their company and brand.
Below is Daniel’s public statement on the One Drop message board:
I have already informed David and Shawn that I will be departing from the One Drop Team to start a new partnership with Yomega as their spokesperson and in the future will intern in their office located in Massachusetts and work on development and spreading yo-yoing by doing instructional videos and touring. I wanted to publicly thank both David and Shawn for being amazing sponsors for the last four years and for giving me so much love and support along the way. They took a risk and picked me up before I was a well known player and I think our partnership has been unbelievable throughout it. It has been highlighted by placing at numerous contests, winning the sportsmanship of the year, becoming a state champion and even placing fourth in the nation. I also wanted to thank you guys, the fans who have been amazingly supportive during this whole time. You guys were the ones that helped make the Dietz a popular yo-yo and even YoYoSkills.com yo-yo of the year. I also wanted to publicly thank my teammates for being such great people to talk to and so much fun to hang out with at contests. However, even though I am no longer part of the One Drop Team I am still part of the One Drop family and this change does not mean my views of One Drop have changed. I am just taking advantage of my yo-yo skills to help spread my passion for yo-yoing.
With Love- Daniel Dietz
I’m not sure if this is a yoyo player who also has a band, or a metal head who also plays yoyo, but I’ll say this: HELL YES.
Guitarist Alex Lee’s band, Holy Grail, has a new album coming out January 22nd and as part of the promotional efforts their record label, Prosthetic Records, posted the above yoyo video from Alex.
I have no idea if that’s going to sell records, but as someone who has done exhibition freestyles to Black Dahlia Murder, Death, and Cannibal Corpse I’m all in favor of more metalheads getting into yoyos. And Duncan Toys has announced that they will be producing special promotional yoyos to promote the album, which will be available direct from the band and the label.
“Ride The Void” from Holy Grail is due out January 22nd from Prosthetic Records. Follow the band on Twitter and Facebook for updates, and follow the label on Facebook and Twitter so you can pepper them with detailed questions about Alex’s choice of string and really confuse them.
I have no idea who this kid is, but I like him.
Colin Leland (OneDrop Project, TMBR Toys) has teamed up with old-school player Adam Bottiglia and his website, YoTricks.com, to produce a new metal yoyo called “Civility”.
This yoyo is being crowdfunded through Kickstarter, and has already reached 162% of its funding goal with 30 days to go!
You can still pledge and pre-order a Civility for only $75, though, so get in now and guarantee yours before production begins.
David Ung just released this great clip video of footage from the 2012 World YoYo Contest in Orlando…well worth a look!
Another great new production video from C3 YoYoDesign…these guys are just going non-stop for 2013!