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.
Alpha Crash is a high end plastic yo-yo based off their flagship model the Berserker. The angular shape focuses on aerodynamics and stability. This yo-yo screams speed and high performance play. Excellent for the player who has just perfected their bind return all the way to the freestyle player who wants to prove plastic can play as good as metal.
The Glitter take a similar shape to C3′s flag ship model the Berserker. Strong angular design but a little smaller diameter making for a comfortable mid-size throw with a lot of stability and a lot of WOW factor.
This is a one time only production of 100 yo-yos in honor of the exclusive 44CLASH event in Japan!
And another in honor of 44CLASH edition yo-yo – the amazingly priced Capless! A black body with yellow and red flecks and the 44CLASH logo engraved in honor of the amazing contest in Japan.
Hyper Yo-yo is at full power during the Winter World Hobby Fair in Japan!
Japan’s biggest toy event, World Hobby Fair, will once again host a huge Hyper Yo-yo event in each of its venues.
– Jan. 20th in Nagoya
– Jan. 26-27th in Tokyo
– Feb. 3rd in Fukuoka
– Feb. 10th in Osaka
The Hyper Yo-yo booth will feature the usual shows from the “Hyper Spinners” Tyler, Tiger and Shun, as well as the unveiling of a new member of the Hyper Yo-yo demo team, presumably replacing Zero, the last Duncan Hyper Spinner.
Regional contests will also be held in each event site, and although details are scarce at this point regarding the format, the event site notes that winners will be the official representatives of each region in an upcoming National contest.
A “Hyper Yo-yo School” will be available to all newcomers during the whole event at each venue.
(translation via Rafael Matsunaga)
We seem to be getting a first look at lots of yoyos lately! Duncan just dropped pics of this guy on their Instagram account, but didn’t give us much info. Sorta looks like a BumbleBee with Freehand caps.
Introducing Hornet™! Estimated for a spring 2013 release, Hornet is designed for advanced looping tricks and competition play. Featuring a perfect center to rim weight ratio for looping tricks, starburst response, and ball-bearing axle for long spin time! Hornet will include two sets of bearing spacers; Aluminum for intermediate skill levels and polycarbonate for advanced/professional skill levels.
Doomsday – As you may or may not have heard, 12/21/12 marks the end of the Mayan calendar and many have speculated that this also marks the end of the world as we know it. TERRIBLE as this may be, YoYoFactory has decided to turn this bad news into something SO big that it may actually eclipse all of the potential up and coming tragedy. On 12/21, YoYoFactory will be releasing the Doomsday Genesis, an entirely new version of one of the most popular metal yo-yos that we have ever produced. This version of the Genesis is manufactured out of ultra high grade 7075 aluminum, making it stronger and more durable than any other Genesis ever produced. Slight design alterations yield a slightly different weight distribution, a flat face on the yo-yo rather than an axle hole, and brand new laser engravings on both halves of the yo-yo. YoYoFactory and the Mayan’s can agree on one thing: Doomsday is coming!
42.75 mm wide
56.42 mm diameter
Yomega has released images of the newly redesigned Crossfire YoYo on their Facebook page…they didn’t list any specs, but we’ll update this post as soon as we have more info.
YoYoJam is releasing the new “Ringmaster” yoyo, a signature model for long-time player AJ Kirk, on Friday, December 14th. Available at your favorite yoyo retailer, the Ringmaster is designed to be a great all-around player for both 1A and counterweight play. No word on if it will ship with a counterweight.
Weight: 65.8 grams
Diameter: 2.29 in / 58.15 mm
Width: 1.565 in / 39.75 mm
If you’re in the Delaware area, YoYoJoe’s Toys is having a special release party on Friday, December 14th from 6 – 9 PM. AJ will be there showing off his new yo-yo and there will be a trick contest with a prize for the winner.
Concord Gallery Shopping Center
3654 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE 19803
YoYoExpert has officially announced the full line-up for their 2013 trading card series, as well as details for a pretty massive series of giveaways, hidden inside packs of the cards. They’ve managed to relay this in what is possibly the tallest yoyo-related graphic ever posted online, but lemme tell you…it’s totally worth all the scrolling.
There are a total of 65 cards this year, including players from YoYoFactory, Yomega, Duncan, YoYoJam, CLYW, SPYY, C3 YoYoDesign, 365yoyotricks.com, OneDrop, Werrd, and more…including three very special 3-D Legend Cards featuring Jason Lee, Paul Escolar, and John Higby.
Special “Winning Ticket” cards are mixed in randomly to the foil packs that each contain 3 random trading cards…and you get one of these foil packs with every single order of $50 or more placed at YoYoExpert.com. If you find a Winning Ticket…you win the prize associated with that ticket…it’s just that simple!
Full details are online at YoYoExpert.com. The list of prizes is kind of insane, and really tall, so get that scrolling finger ready and…..GO!
SpinGear just tweeted about this new offstring yoyo by World Champion Tsubasa Onishi. Looks…well, it looks a lot like another huge offstring yoyo for serious competitors. That style of play doesn’t really lend itself to a lot of variety in the equipment. I mean, you can shoot for different colors but even then….you’re really kinda stuck with delrin because there just isn’t enough demand to justify molding versus machining. But according to Spin Gear, there will be additional weight kits for this yoyo available later, so that’s pretty cool.
Width: 53.8 – 55.0 mm (depending on gap adjustment)
Response: YYF Slim Pad
And really, what announcement about a Japanese yoyo would be complete without a hilariously confusing description, courtesy of Google Translate:
Model with respect to the shape of the creative ingenuity that was used to Kamui Onishi players prefer. It is the model that brought, was realized in the factory planning Onishi players themselves are produced in domestic. Endorsement is uncompromised performance ease of use that made the prototype himself until satisfactory.
Pick one up at SpinGear, and while you’re there you should get some Hyper YoYo stuff. Because seriously, it’s all awesome.
AdegleYoYos from Taiwan just posted some new pictures of their upcoming Macaron Looping yo-yo that seems like it is nearing an official release. Considering how amazing the PSG and Asteroid are for the price this one should also be quite the exceptional looping yo-yo!
Weight: 49.6 g
Width: 34.28 mm
Effective Width: 12.3 mm
Diameter: 58.5 mm
Gap Width: 2.3 mm
Bearing Size: Size A
Gap Type: Adjustable Gap
Response System: Spiral Claw
(Via ADEGLE 裕和商店s Facebook)
Top Row (left to right): Jack Rabbit, Black Gold, Clareview Station, Fire Blizzard
Bottom Row (left to right): Ash Berry, Concrete Blizzard, Confetti
As we posted before, HSpin is officially no more. To clear up some of the last company debt, they’ve released a very small handful of beautifully anodized yoyos with some of the best colorway names yet (personal favorite: She Killed Him On A Meadow In Summer) that you can scoop up for $169 each. Each piece has special engraving with the dates 1997 – 2012…the years that HSpin was operational. (Note: sales are through the PayPal Buy Now button at the bottom of the page…just choose the model you want from the drop-down menu.)
I remember throwing the first production release of the HSpin Handquake at a Kite Trade Associate show in Clearwater, Florida in 1998. It was a tiny, weird little thing but we all gathered around Eric Wolff and marveled at how elegant and precise it was. None of us really like the way it played, but we couldn’t help but be absolutely enthralled by the quality and simplicity.
I’ve known Chris for a long time now. He’s a good guy with a beautiful family and a gentle heart, and I wish him well on this next chapter in his life. So long, HSpin!