Igor Galiev vlogged his entire trip to the 2017 European YoYo Championship in Bratislava…so if you didn’t make it, here’s a 21+ minute video that lets you *kinda* feel like you were there.
Check out some really quality trick construction from Czech player Dominik Predka. Seriously good stuff!
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 3RD**
Hey guys, my interview with Keiran Cooper and Patrick Canny for the Scales podcast was just released! I had the pleasure of talking to them about how we used to share yo-yo tricks when I first started yo-yoing versus how we share them now. Listen to the episode below:
The main moral of the interview is: I miss yo-yo videos. Sharing tricks on Instagram through #trickcircle has a lot of pros… but there is something special about making an entire curated package in a trick clip video. So, I thought it would be fun to host a video contest to try and get a few more clip videos out there! So here are the rules…
1) All videos submitted must have the following splash screen at the beginning of the video for 5 seconds.
2) The minimum total duration for the video is 1 minute and 30 seconds.
3) Upload your video on YouTube with the following title format: “Scales Video Contest – name of video”
4) Submit your name, email, and a link to your video at the submission box at the bottom of this page.
5) The deadline for video submissions is
Monday, June 26th, 2017 Monday, July 3rd. This gives you a little over a month to come up with a video idea, film, edit, and upload!
The guidelines for this contest are pretty open so that everyone entering has a lot of freedom in what kind of video they want to make. I will be judging all of the videos and choose my top 3. The top 3 will receive a ton of bragging rights and YoYoFactory and YoYoExpert were kind enough to put up some great prizes! The prizes are:
1st: YoYoFactory EDGE and an $80 YoYoExpert Gift Certificate
2nd: YoYoFactory Czech Point Pivot and a $50 YoYoExpert Gift Certificate
3rd: YoYoFactory Horizon and a $20 YoYoExpert Gift Certificate
Now get out there and go film! Thanks a ton to the Scales Collective, YoYoNews, YoYoFactory, and YoYoExpert for supporting the community and helping me put this contest together!
Check out this great contest video of the 2017 Japan National YoYo Contest. The JYYF does such an amazing job with all of their events, and a video like this really captures what an intense, high-level competition this is. If you’ve never been to a Japanese national championship, make it a priority!
World YoYo Champion and part-time wizard Janos Karancz shows off his new bi-metal signature model in this promotional video from Duncan.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Toys GrasshopperX.
CLYW’s newest team member Michael Ferdico handles this week’s Cabin Tutorial with his trick “Power of the Sun”. Good stuff!
Yoyo used is the CLYW Manatee.
Duncan Toys is releasing a signature yoyo for long-time player favorite Chris Makita! The Duncan MKT debuted at Japan Nationals and should be hitting stores soon…see it in action in this new video from your favorite yoyo player, Chris Makita.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Toys MKT.
Tessa Piccillo once again proves her badassery in this week’s Cabin Tutorial from CLYW.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Blizzard.
Evan Gronberg throws down some nice tricks on a trip to Israel in this promo video for the YoYoBrothers Heirloom, a titanium bi-metal yoyo coming soon.
YoYoExpert.com has released another video in their “Trick Theory” series, this one featuring the amazing Anthony Rojas! Widely regarded as one of the most creative and original yoyo players in the country, Anthony Rojas has a truly distinctive style in both 1A and 5A. Widely respected by fans and fellow competitors, Anthony is a stand-out talent in yoyoing.
Anthony’s signature model is the CLYW Dune.
Japan Nationals is always one of the biggest contests of the year, with the winners becoming heavily favored to take their respective divisions at that years World YoYo Contest. So here you go…here are your new favorites for Worlds!
1A Divison – Presented by C3yoyodesign
1st Place – Shion Araya
2A Division – Presented by YoYoFactory
1st Place – Takuma Yamamoto
3A Division – Presented by CLYW
1st Place – Tomoya Kurita
4A Division – Presented by Japan Technology
1st Place – Takumi Yasumoto
5A Division – Presented by Duncan Toys
1st Place – Takuma Inoue
International Open Division
1st Place – Luckey Li
(no video yet)
Aaron Davis gets pretty in-depth about yoyo freestyles in the latest episode of the CLYW’s Vlog Cabin series.
Paul Dang is leaving his job at the One Drop shop for a new city and new opportunities. He’ll still be on the team, and involved with OD as a sponsored player, but he is moving away from Eugene. For those who have grown used to his shop videos and his calming presence, this is a huge blow. But for those who just wish the guy well and are happy to see him happy, it’s a great step forward for a solid guy. Cheers to you, Paul!
Bonus: a few of the Tech Creator / OD folks got together and made a Dang tribute video. Awwww.