Owen Ekblad has now officially joined the Duncan Team! Congrats to Duncan on scooping up such a talented player, and congrats to Owen on such a big sponsorship.
Daiju Okamura turns in some solid counterweight tricks in this new video for upstart counterweight brand, Candy Dice. Operated by former Duncan Crew member and all around 5A legend Shingo Terada, Candy Dice are 3D printed counterweights in a classic dice shape but with a groove around the outside that lets you just throw the slip knot around it. Quick and easy!
Yoyo used is the One Drop Gradient.
Bryan Figueroa is known for his 4A, but mostly that’s just because people don’t realize what a gifted 1A player he is. He’s got it all…style, creativity, and some of the smoothest trick delivery you’ve ever seen.
Yoyo used is the Japan Technology Origin.
Brandon Vu dropped a gorgeous video to promote the bi-metal Mobius from his company OffsetYoYo. Amazing camera work!
Check out a little something from new Polish yoyo company Precise and their team member Krzysztof Adamczyk. Nice work!
Colin Beckford put in some work at this year’s Bay Area Classic, filming the hits from his latest batch of tricks.
Yoyo used is the Recess Diplomat.
Music is NSFW.
Congrats to Talia Jamison on picking up a sponsorship from One Drop YoYos, and congrats to One Drop on the new team member! I had the pleasure of driving Talia to In-And-Out Burger after last year’s US National YoYo Contest. She’s kind, funny, and not once did she complain about being wedged in the backseat of a rental car with way too many other yoyo players, so she’s good in my book. Congrats, Talia & One Drop!
Ernest Kahn brings us this week’s Cabin Tutorial, this one for a really unusual bucket repeater. Now that we’ve lost Guy Wright to whatever Guy Wright is doing these days (farmers markets? beard maintenance? shoegazing?), it’s up to Ernest to keep the repeater game moving forward.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Igloo.
Looks like our friends at YoYoFactory have picked up new distribution in the UK! According to this press release, YoYoFactory is re-launching in the UK with distribution from Wilton Bradley, a company who, according to their website, “specialise in the design, development, sourcing and supply of quality consumer leisure goods, supplying our own branded goods to specialist retailers and sourcing a broad range of products for many of the world’s leading retailers and third party brand owners.”
That’s a mouthful, but what it means is better availability of YoYoFactory yoyos in the UK, so that’s a good thing. The full press release is below…here’s hoping this is a sign of good things to come for the UK yoyo scene!
YoYoFactory has partnered with Wilton Bradley to distribute their expert yoyos line throughout the UK.
YoYoFactory has tapped Wilton Bradley to act as UK distributor for their expert line of YoYos, the firm has announced.
“We are pleased to announce that Wilton Bradley has agreed to be our new distribution partner in the UK,” said Hans ‘YoHans’ Van Dan Elzen, founder of YoYoFactory and international YoYo superstar.
“The UK market is special to us and requires a strong partner who can bring the excitement to the public that Yo-Yos require. Wilton Bradley was the only choice.”
Wilton Bradley’s head of sales and marketing, Simon Hampton added: “We are delighted to be the UK’s sole distributor for YoYoFactory, we have a full product range which will provide a great throwing experience for the beginner using the TenTrick range right up to the high-grade aluminium DV888 Yo-Yo or the F.A.S.T 201 to master the classics.”
USA-based YoYoFactory was founded in 2003 and designs and manufactures the world’s best performing Yo-Yos for professional players, World Record holders, National and World Champions. YoYoFactory also makes accessible YoYos to suit a varied range of styles and skill-levels.
YoYoFactory and Heartbeat Media put together a new feature video of Shu Takada, filmed while he was visiting China for CYCC 2017. Shu has developed such an incredible amount of skill…watching him play 2A is watching someone at the very pinnacle of their game. Not a single movement wasted, and every transition leads to the most logical possible trick. Shu is a real inspiration to watch.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Loop 1080.
Ernest Kahn gives us another tutorial for a beautifully smoothed-out original trick. If anyone has ever been close to hitting Jason Lee-level smoothness, it’s Ernest.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Igloo.
Tessa Piccillo delivers a really satisfying slack rejection for this week’s CLYW Cabin Tutorial. Looks good, feels good.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Kodiak.