I have no idea what the video title means, but the video itself means we get a minute of play from Keiran Cooper, Michael Ferdico, and Daniel Kim so that’s good.
World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh shows off his clean, ultra-fast tricks and gives some background information on his latest bi-metal yoyo release in this new video. Always nice to get some backstory on the development of a new yoyo from a champ like Marcus!
Yoyo used is the Throw Revolution Zephyr II.
Video is up from the 2017 Hamamatsu YoYo Contest, better known as HamaCon, yet another amazing contest in Japan that brings out some of the absolute best talent on the island!
Check out video of the winners below, and head over to YoYoVideoArchive to check out a TON more amazing freestyles from the event.
1A Champion – Ryuichi Nakamura
2A Champion – Shu Takada
X Division Champion – Rei Iwakura
Team Division Champions – Ishihara Dai Circus
Yuto Shishido blazes through some absolutely beautifully constructed tricks in his new video. This guy is just amazing!
Yoyo used is the CLYW Dune.
Igor Galiev is like the Fugazi of yoyo players. You always think you know what’s coming but then as soon as you have a grip on the flow, he surprises you. We love watching this guy play.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Dogma.
Ryan Gee throws down his signature blend of weird and lovely 5A tricks in his latest video for YoYofficer.
Yoyo used is the Yoyofficer Yacare.
Believe it or not, there was a time when 5A reigned supreme, and was the fastest growing (and most exciting) division besides 1A.
A steep learning curve and lack of promotion all but killed the division, sadly relegating it in recent years to being lumped in with 2A as a “we’ll give the medal to the one guy who registered” division at many contests. But for a few years there, it was truly amazing.
So, to celebrate 5A May, I’m going to spend the month giving shout-outs to my personal favorite 5A routines of all time. There’s no countdown, and I’m not going to rank them, because I love them all for completely different reasons. I’m just going to spend the month digging through YouTube and posting them in the order that I feel like watching them.
And we’re going to start off with one of the most iconic 5A performances of all time, Jon Rob at 2008 Worlds. The stance, the song, the swagger…he was there to hit his tricks and he didn’t give a damn what you thought, he knew they were good. Tyler Severance set the pace in 2007 with his win, but 2008 was when Jon Rob set the tone.
2x Asia-Pacific Champion Ahmad Kharisma puts his new signature yoyo to the test in this new promotional video, and damn it looks good! Ahmad is widely considered to be one of the best, and nicest, players around. Great video, great guy, great yoyo.
Yoyo used is the Recess Komodo. Buy it below from YoYoExpert.
Andrew Maider drops a solid combo for this week’s CLYW Cabin Tutorial. And it’s his birthday, too! Happy birthday, Andrew!
Yoyo used is the CLYW Puffin 2. (And it’s Palli’s birthday, too! Happy birthday, Palli!)
After a two-year hiatus, Whimsy YoYos is back!
The company that brought us the Poker Face, Aloha, Roar, and OMG are back with a new bi-metal release, the Aloha Encore, and it’s their strongest design yet. Incorporating design elements from the Aloha, the most popular of their original releases, and upgrading it with new weight distribution and stainless steel weight rings, the Aloha Encore aims to be a new competition yoyo from the reborn Whimsy YoYos. We got a chance to play with one of these pre-release models and it’s definitely a great upgrade from the original Aloha…lots more power but still feels great in the hand.
A limited pre-release (plus some b-grades) will be available direct from the Whimsy website on April 28th, with a full retail release of the Aloha Encore following shortly after. Check out specs and more pics below!
Whimsy YoYos Aloha Encore Specs:
Diameter: 55 mm
Width: 43 mm
Weight: 65 grams
Pad Size: 19 mm
Bearing: Size C
It’s hard to get much better than 2x World YoYo Champion Yuuki Spencer kicking around in Texas and throwing some tricks. We could watch 20 minutes of this, easily. His trick construction, his flow, his style…all of it is just too damn good! Check out this new video from CLYW, just in time for a Kayak restock tomorrow night at 10 pm EST.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Kayak.
C3yoyodesign does it again with another beautiful product video, this one featuring Peter Pong and Ryuichi Nakamura. The C3 folks consistently put out some of the absolute best promo videos in the industry, and their yoyos are pretty damn good, too!
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Gamma Crash.
An entire video dedicated to yoyo players born in 1997. And every one of them is a fantastic player. This is the kind of crazy, left-field brilliance that keeps me in yoyoing. I love everything about this.
Featuring Aoi Ogura, Akira Nanba, Atomu Nakajima, Azim Jameel, John Wolfe, Kohei Seto, Paolo Bueno, Ryoya Ochiai, Seiya Ototsuji, Shuji Kinoshita, Shun Watanabe, Takeshi Matsuura, Takumi Shirasaki, Yuki Takami, and Yoku Kato.
Tessa Piccillo delivers this week’s CLYW Cabin Tutorial, with a great laceration/grind/bind combo that it’s a perfect end for any freestyle.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Blizzard.