Doc Pop presents another episode of his vlog, PopCast, and this one features….me! Which is super weird for me to post but people seem to be digging it so I figured I would share. Enjoy this conversation that Doc and I had at 3 am after being up for 48 hours straight.
2019 PNWR – Full Results & Video
The 2019 Pacific Northwest Regionals was another amazing event, once again setting the tone for the US contest season to come. Check out full results and videos of the winners in all divisions.
1st Place – Keiran Cooper
1st Place – Hans Yim
1st Place – Elijah Tan
1st Place – Zac Rubino
1st Place – Jared Marcus
Novice Open Division
1st Place – Raymond Lien
2019 Central Japan YoYo Contest Results & Video
The 2019 contest season is in full swing around the world, and as usual all eyes are on Japan to see who will be advancing to Japan Nationals and finally to the 2019 World YoYo Contest. Check out full results from the Central Japan Regionals, along with video of the winners!
1A Division Champion – Ryuichi Nakamura
2A Division Champion – Takuma Yamamoto
3A Division Champion – Minato Furuta
4A Division Champion – Ryo Oishi
5A Division Champion – Shigehiro Yamada
YoYo Spotlight – Duncan Roadrunner
Duncan Roadrunner Specs:
Diameter: 52.97 mm
Width: 44.92 mm
Weight: 64.8 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Retail Price: $35 USD
Check out the Roadrunner, the most recent addition to the Duncan Runner series!
The stylish grooved profile and wide stance give this yo-yo a completely unique feel and powerful spin. For this yo-yo, Duncan focused on creating a nimble, mobile, and all-around fun play experience. The wide shape helps you land all your risky and technical tricks, along with enabling ease of horizontal tricks. And as a cherry on top, the stylish groove finish gives you some impressive grind capabilities!
The Roadrunner is impeccably versatile, with a unique design enabling speedy and stylish tricks. So come along for a wild ride with your next favorite throw, the Roadrunner!
The Roadrunner is a fast, fun little yoyo designed to be a great all-around player. It’s a great budget starter for 1A players, 3A players looking for an inexpensive pair to start beating up, or 5A players who are looking for something fun and stable that they are going to totally destroy while learning 5A.
The grooved gap makes grinds fun, and gives you a little less surface area so you can squeak out a few more seconds before you need to get it back on the string. The wide profile and large catch zone makes learning horizontal tricks easier, and the smaller diameter gives the Roadrunner a fun “toy” feel that makes the overall play experience even better.
With plenty of rim weight and stability, the Roadrunner is definitely great for more advanced players as well, but the pricing really makes it an amazing option for beginning players.
The Duncan Roadrunner sticks with simple solid colors, but is available in one splash variant for people who want a little more visual kick. The engraving is small and stays inside the inner hub, and the gap grooves add a nice bit of visual flair.
The Duncan Roadrunner retails for only $35, making it one of the most affordable performance metal yoyos on the market. If you’re buying a first unresponsive yoyo for a friend, or looking for a great beater to work on a new style, the Roadrunner is a fantastic option.
The Duncan Roadrunner is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
THIS POST SPONSORED BY DUNCAN YOYOS.
Yoshihiro Abe – Counter Punch
Yoshihiro Abe shows off some smooth 5A in this promo video for the upcoming Duncan Counter Punch. We’ve got a review sample here and it’s a super nice yoyo (Spotlight coming soon!) but ours didn’t come with a counterweight…will this be the new 5A flagship model from Duncan?
Owen Ekblad – Roadrunner
Owen Ekblad has been putting in some work with the newest budget metal throw from Duncan, and this video is chock full of all the good stuff from one of our favorite players.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Toys Roadrunner.