sOMEThING dropped the full-length version of its promo video for the new ANGLAM Ver. CC signature model they are produced for Christopher Chia. It’s available now at YoYoAddict for $209.
YoYoJam just released a new video for their upcoming release of a new yo-yo called the Theory. Features Ben Conde, Yoshi Mikamoto, and Grant Johnson and WOW do they have some killer Single A tricks. Amazing stuff.
Theory is a new budget metal yo-yo from YoYoJam that features some plastic caps similar to the Lateral Caps.
And as you can see from Ben Conde there is some neat stuff you can learn to do with it.
To celebrate the upcoming collaborative project with Raised by Wolves, we at CLYW decided to send out Jensen Kimmitt and Charles Haycock into the freezing December winter in Edmonton to make a video. We wanted a raw feel with a realistic but impressive perspective on what return tops are all about to go along with the pieces we worked on with the folks at Raised by Wolves.
It took three days and over fifty takes to achieve this single shot. Due to the average temperature of -25C, the shooting had to be split up so that we could run back to the truck to avoid frostbite and the tricks used in the freestyle were adapted over the three days of shooting in order to be hit clean under freezing and windy conditions.
We are very proud on how well this project turned out and hope everyone enjoys the products of our hard work.
C3 YoYo Design is just killing it lately in the product video department. If they keep this up I’m going to have to just give them their own section of YoYoNews and charge them rent.
Video features Peter Pong Si Yee and Ng Wang Kit a.k.a. “Lowhand”.
ArabYoYo.com has launched as a community-based site with the goal of bringing together and serving as a central resource for yoyo players in the Middle East.
Formed by two players, Abood Dani who lists his location as Kuwait, Jordan, and Syria, and Samir Elotmani who hails from Morocco, ArabYoYo.com is another of what I consider to be massive triumphs of technology in the yoyo community.
I’m going to show my age here and say that when I first started playing, it was a full year before I met another yoyo player. My only contact to other players was the YoYo Times newsletter (which was a paper newsletter that came in the mail, infrequently) and the knowledge that somewhere, mostly on the West Coast, there were other players that I might eventually meet. That now we have active player communities in at least 50 countries and the technology to quickly and effectively connect them is nothing short of astounding to me.
ArabYoYo.com is attempting the daunting task of linking players from Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Best of luck to ArabYoYo.com and hopefully we’ll continue seeing great updates and progress from them as they attempt to link up the player communities in more than 20 countries!
Looks like Valerie from YoYoJam is selling a rare, unproduced prototype yoyo called the “Edge”
that was “designed in cooperation with Japanese players”.
Was this going to be another signature model for Mickey before he left YoYoJam? (EDIT: Just got word from Takahiko Hasegawa that this was originally intended to be a signature model for Tomonori “Black” Ishiguro, but the shaped changed from what was eventually produced and offered in limited quantities at the World YoYo Contest.) No idea, but it sure is shiny and if there’s one thing we like here at YoYoNews….it’s stuff that is shiny.
Only five of these were ever produced, and this auction is for what appears to be the only one remaining in Valerie’s personal collection. The auction is only going for another day and change, so get your bids in soon!
2011 AP Champion and 2012 3rd Place World Champion Christopher Chia’s new signature model ANGLAM Ver. CC by sOMEThING is releasing this year, and sOMEThING just dropped this teaser video to hype it up.
I’d like to think that everyone who gets a signature model from sOMEThING also gets brightly colored plastic sunglasses that they are required to wear while playing, but I’m sure Christoper just brought his own.
And here is Christopher’s special performance freestyle at the 2012 Malaysian YoYo Championship, in case you forgot how awesome he is.
Chinese-based manufacturer Magic YoYo has posted this teaser trailer for “3 Chapter”, which we can only assume is a new yoyo they will be releasing soon.
From this video, we can only be certain of two things: Chinese yoyo manufacturers have much larger video production budgets than their American counterparts, and all Chinese yoyo players are wizards.
C3 YoYoDesign have announced the retirement of their “Berserker” model and it’s coming re-release as “Berserker RX” with some changes to the weight distribution and design. Below is their marketing copy for the new model, and everyone here at YoYoNews believe this might well be the absolute best modern yoyo description ever, of all time.
Berserker fighted very hard with his last rage for the World in Doomsday. He won the battle but almost lost all his strength and dying….Suddenly, there is a bright light from heaven shine on him. Berserker “REBORN” with “EXTREME” power! Now Berserker RX stand and fight for the New Era!!!!!
In early 2012, we released Berserker, the bi-metal yoyo designed for the ulitmate performance. It brought noise and ideas on competitive yoyo designs to the market.
On Berserker RX, we reduced the 6061 ratio on body and add the weight to the 7075 rings. With the heavier and new shape rings, Berserker RX will have better spin power especially on horizontal tricks due to the new weight distribution. Last but not least, Berserker RX have a more powerful binding. This make you can catch it back on your hand more comfortable after a long combo!!!
Release at Jan 2013 Worldwide.
YoYoJam has officially announced details on their new yo-yo the Collid3r.
If you missed our original post with their promo video find it here.
The challenge was to build the world’s best yo-yo for extreme Triple A play that could still handle the professional 1A player. With help from the authority in Triple A, Team YoYoJam’s Alex Hattori, the Collid3r is ready for impact.
Collid3rs shape is Triple A perfection. Wide, but not too wide and with sharp, cutting-edge rims it truly does make Triple A tricks easier to learn and execute. Extreme care was taken in focusing the rim weight on this yo-yo to ensure that these yo-yos spin perfectly true and smooth. Because of this they guarantee to generate the long spin times essential for the true Triple A player.
And if you are seeking an exceptional yo-yo for standard play look no further. Collid3r is designed to handle it all with style and grace giving the utmost control over your every move. Not only does this yo-yo provide maximum play and performance, but it really does look the part with YoYoJam’s completely custom acid wash anodization and a sleek laser engraving.
Each Collid3r is precisely machined and ready for any challenge. Don’t be surprised to see it take major Triple A titles for 2013. Get ready to brace for impact!
Weight: 67.02 grams
OD: 55.75 mm
Width: 39.7 mm
CLYW decided that their rad collection of 5-panel caps just wasn’t enough for our heads, and now they’ve announced these amazing toques! Available in two colorways, “Hulk Smash” and “Gold Nugget”, these head-warmers are made in the USA and are guaranteed to make you feel at least 63% more like a lumberjack. Expect to see these super-limited noggin cozies show up soon at YoYoExpert.com.
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.