Ann Connolly is back on YouTube with another YoYoFactory product review, this one for for the controversial-ish YoYoFactory Wide Angle Shutter that looks like a bi-metal but isn’t! It’s a fun yoyo though, and Ann is always a joy to watch so dig in!
mowl consistently creates some of the absolute best videos, and their latest is no exception. Featuring mowl Ambassador Chip and filmed in Barcelona, this short clip showcases all the creativity mowl is known for.
Yoyo used is the mowl Obsession.
Music is NSFW.
C3’s newest release is a getting a lot of love from C3 fans. The combination of a comfy organic shape with bi-metal power and stability is pretty fun, and now we’ve got a new video showing it off from up-and-coming Hong Kong player William Chow.
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Astrea.
One Drop YoYos just announce their largest yoyo yet, the Par Avion. Made from the largest diameter bar stock they could fit through their machines, the Par Avion has a diameter of 62.5 mm and according to the write-up on their site, plays surprisingly floaty. Neat!
The Par Avion floats into YoYoExpert on March 1st. Check out full specs below.
One Drop YoYos Par Avion Specs:
Weight: 65.20 grams
Width: 47.25 mm
Diameter: 62.5 mm
Response: One Drop Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.7 mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Alloy: 6061 Aluminum
CJ Atkinson and Tyler Severance drop some gold in this new video for the latest release from Recess Intl. The Little League is a new undersized organic-shaped yoyo from Recess, built for both play and nostalgia. That comfy, organic feel brings back memories of the earlier days of modern yoyoing, while the performance is plenty good enough to keep up with players like Tyler and CJ. Good stuff. The Little League is available now at Recess’ website, and hits stores soon.
Yoyo used is the Recess Little League.
Recess Intl. Little League Specs:
Diameter – 50.5 mm
Width – 40.74 ..
Weight – 65.8 grams
Response – 19mm Slim Pads
Bearing – Size C
C3yoyodesign is on a roll! In addition to the 2019 Speedaholic announcement, we have our first look at their newest bi-metal, the Astrea. This new contest-ready throw was designed with inspiration from the Bastet, Radius, Atomic Crash, and Fingerspin and it looks awesome. Check out the specs and a killer new video of Peter Pong below, and then head over to C3’s Facebook page for the full story of the development.
C3yoyodesign Astraea Specs:
Body: Shining Body Finish
Weight: 66.2 grams
Diameter: 56.18 mm
Width 43.2 mm
Response: C3 Purple Pad
Axle: 8 mm Titanium
Congratulations to Philip Pacific on moving up to Team Duncan! Great move for Duncan and awesome reward to Philip for all of his hard work.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Orbit.
Duncan Orbit Specs:
Diameter: 54.22 mm
Width: 44.35 mm
Weight: 64.8 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Retail Price: $44.99 USD
The Orbit is the signature yo-yo of 2-time Israeli Champion and 3-consecutive-time European Champion Tal Mordoch!
Winning so many titles requires a lot of change, and the Orbit is tailored to Tal’s precise, well-controlled and constructive combos. The multi-stepped design gives it a wide catch zone to ensure a smooth landing and that little extra security for riskier elements. The weight is perfected to feel floaty with a powerful spin, allowing you to triumph through your long combos and technical tricks with ease!
From the contest stage to #trickcircle, everyone is sure to feel your pull with the gravity of the Orbit!
The Orbit is definitely optimized for Tal’s style of play…it’s fast and plays super zippy on the string, sliding around so quickly it barely feels like the string is touching the walls of the yoyo at all. The slightly smaller-than-average diameter of the yoyo makes it feel even faster, and allows for the just slightest bit of advantage when moving it through incredibly tight mounts and string segments. There is a ton of rim weight here, so even though the Orbit feels small in your hands, it packs a punch at the end of the string and gives you plenty of spin time to get through even your most complicated combos.
The Duncan Orbit keeps it simple and functional with solid color anodizing (and just one fade), but the inner cup is filled with artwork inspired by 1960s retro sci-fi illustrations. The fit and finish are great, and the engraving is a super-fun nod to yo-yo’s “golden era”. The profile of the yoyo is simple but thoughtful, and was clearly developed with specific input from Tal to really mesh well with his precise style of play.
The Duncan Orbit retails for only $44.99, making it a super affordable contest throw or an easy splurge for the casual player. If quick, technical play and a slightly smaller yoyo sound like your jam, this is definitely a great value.
The Duncan Orbit is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
THIS POST SPONSORED BY DUNCAN YOYOS.
Double the Toru, double the fun! Check out two quick new videos from YoYoRecreation featuring Toru Miyazaki!
Dylan Ostrowski shows us the latest plastic release from Duncan Toys, an oversized yoyo called Big Fun! Big, floaty, and ready for finger spins, the Big Fun looks like…uh…big…um…fun? Crap, they named it so good I don’t have anything else to say.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Toys Big Fun. It’s big fun.
Congrats to Yuya Sato on picking up a sponsorship from SF YoYos, and congrats to SF on adding another amazing up-and-comer to their roster.
Yuya Sato entered the #sfcombocontest this summer and no one on the team even had any idea who he was. As of December, Keiran now refers to him as “our president”, Tony sends me #yuyatotheteam almost every day, and the teamchat is named “Sato Fanclub”. I guess things change pretty fast when you post things like this all the time.
He’s pretty new to yoyoing, his progress is unwavering, he has big goals, and everyone involved with SF has post notifications set to “on” for his Instagram account. You should too.
Join the Sato Fanclub with us.
Yoyo used is the Ti Cadence.
Shot and Edited by Hikaru Yokota
Keiran Cooper gives us the goods in this video…two and a half minutes of pure, perfect tricks and some Sleigh Bells for good measure. Put it on repeat for the rest of the year.
Yoyo used is the SF YoYos Cadence, maybe? There’s a quick flash at the end that says “Cadence Transmission Coming 2019” so he’s probably throwing a proto of that.
OhYesYo and One Drop have finally announced and released pics and specs for their collab, the Eclipse!
Check out the full story behind this yoyo and specs below. No word yet on release date but expect to see these hitting stores this month or very early December.
On the 21st of August 2017, the “Great American Eclipse” happened. It was a total solar eclipse. As the two heavenly bodies came into alignment, we found beauty in the darkness. Coffin Nachtmahr, Founder of OhYesYo, Frequency Wavelength Modulator, and Yo-yoing’s Modern Anti-Hero, tells the story of the Eclipse:
— The Set Up —
This project started as a camping trip to Marty Coatney’s farm in Lebanon, Oregon. He invited a bunch of yoyoers and others to the land to see the 2017 solar eclipse. Andy Kenst (a yo-yoer who lived in Oregon near One Drop) and myself had been building a friendship and he helped fund a project of mine earlier that year and was like “Coffin, you gotta come see this man.” Apprehensive as I usually am, I explained I’d try to make it. A week later Andy messaged me and said “Hey, I got you a plane ticket – see you soon lol.” From that point on it was all great – I’d never been to Oregon and I was beyond hype. Andy joked about collaborating with One Drop and I said if they’re interested I’d gladly draw something up on the spot.
— The Eclipse —
Fast forward a bit and I’m in Eugene, Oregon. Marty comes to pick me up from the airport and we head to his house. This is really my first interaction with Marty and we get along immediately. I met his family as well and got his son into skateboarding which for me felt amazing. Andy and I finally meet face to face and the party begins. Lots of fun and festivity at Marty’s place as people begin coming in to set up camp. I successfully broke and repaired his dad’s 4×4 which bridged a gap between me and his dad. There were lots of great folks at the farm.
— Beerlunch —
Andy says “hey dude, let’s make a trip to One Drop”, so I grab my backpack and we’re outta there. I arrive and finally get to meet the One Drop team and they are arguably some of the chillest people ever. I proceed to go observe the machines in their factory that I’d obsessed over in the background of several videos. Spotted Victoria (One Drop names all of their machines) and snapped a photo of it. Having some background in robotics I just wanted to observe them while they worked to learn as much as I possibly could. Deep States and Trilliums were going out this weekend so I offered my help if it was needed, but everyone wanted me to enjoy the trip more than anything. We left the shop and walked to get some beer and food nearby (might’ve been the greatest beer I’ve had) and then an ice cream shop where I had to be educated about what an Affogato was (ice cream with espresso poured over it) – so good. We came back and sat at Shawn’s desk and he says “you wanna make something?” I reach for my mini notebook and sketch up something that looks like it would be fun. I’ve always been biased to mid weight over direct center or rim weight. After about 20 minutes of very minor tweaks for aesthetics and what not, we had something that resembles a damn good yoyo.
Throughout the weekend I come back and forth to the One Drop factory to hang out and play with the massive collection of Yoyos available there.
— It’s Alive… It’s ALIVE —
Months later I receive a photo of the most gorgeous matte grey yo-yo that tells me it’s Everything I wanted it to be. A few days after that, the Eclipse protos arrive at my house and just in time I take them to the East Coast Masters yo-yo contest and it’s an instant hit – everyone was hooked on them. From that point on, people have been asking when or where they could get one. July comes up and I’m at Nationals with one Eclipse and it’s getting passed around profusely and it strikes me again everyone loves it. Markmont claims it was incredibly smooth for the way it looked. I’m very pleased with this knowledge.
The plan now is for me to come back to Oregon to finish what we started. I cannot wait to assemble these and to share this wonderful opportunity with the people who have patiently waited for it. Collaboration is what this community is all about, and the story and the result of the Eclipse is ready to be shared. Nothing but love … and a little darkness.
OhYesYo x One Drop Eclipse Specs:
Weight: 65.20 grams
Width: 43.80 mm
Diameter: 55.00 mm
Stock Response: One Drop Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.45 mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Material: 6061 Aluminum
Alann Herrera is low-key one of the best players on the CLYW team, which is already stacked with talent. You just don’t hear much from him. But now, we have. And of course…it’s amazing.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Metal Yeti.