Fery Procházka glides through some wonderfully smooth 4A in this new video from mowl. These folks always put together the best looking videos…great work as always!
Here’s a quick video with a couple of sweet tricks from John Wolfe. That dude is good at yoyoing.
Yoyo used is the Recess Joyride.
Check out a great highlights reel from the 2018 Brazilian National YoYo Contest! The Brazilian yoyo scene has always had a ton of talent and creativity, and it’s always great to peek in on what they’re up to.
Emil Wójcik drops a stunning new video for Smashing YoYos, filled with unique tricks that perfectly bridge the gap between old school and new. Tons of smooth lines and big movements, while still throwing in a degree of tech difficulty that keeps you guessing. Crazy good!
Yoyo used is the Scales Collective x Smashing YoYo Company Float.
Check out full results and scoring breakdowns for the 4A Semi Finals at the 2018 US National YoYo Contest! The top five players move on to finals tomorrow! Be sure to watch at home on the live stream.
Official live video stream for the 2018 US National YoYo Contest in Chicago, IL.
Takeshi Kamisato partnered up with the folks at Kuma Films for this new video, and it’s stunning! Spin top tricks generally look pretty magical, but seeing them in exquisite slow motion really highlights how stupidly hard it is to hit the tip of a moving spin top with a ridiculously long and floppy string. It’s ridiculous. Hug a spin top player and let ’em know “Hey, listen, I know it’s hard for you but you are doing GREAT and I think it’s all gonna be ok”.
Spin tops used are modified Duncan Bearing Kings.
Andy Jones is the best thing to come out of Sheffield since 3/4 of Def Leppard. Congrats to him on being picked up by Smashing YoYos, and congrats to Smashing on gaining a great player!
Yoyo used is the Smashing YoYos x Scales Collective Float.
We’ve got your first look at the new YoYofficer Blossom, the signature model for Ryosuke Ito and the first signature model from YoYofficer! Here’s their description:
The YoYofficer Blossom was designed with Ryosuke’s play style in mind, and was named by his wife and his daughter.
Lightweight yet long spinning, this yoyo has a great explosive power and also features a shallower gap than usual to make binds and regens easier even in slow spin situations, a necessity for 3a players.
A thinner string would also make this yoyo incredible for other styles of play like 1a.
We picked 4 beautiful, eye-catching colors for our first signature release.
We love this new model and hope you will too.
YoYofficer Blossom Specs:
Diameter: 55.2 mm
Width: 43.6 mm
Bearing: Size C (Large)
Suggested Retail: $70 USD — $130/pair
Release Date : June 26th, 2018
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and video from the 2018 Northeast Regional YoYo Contest!
1A Division – First Place – Keiran Cooper
2A Division – First Place – Oliver Neuscheuz
3A Division – First Place – Stuart White
4A Division – First Place – Ryan Connolly
5A Division – First Place – Ben Alexander
Sports 1A Division
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and video of the winners from the 2018 Mideast Regional YoYo Contest!
1A Division – 1st Place – Michael Stecz
2A Division – 1st Place – Yu Tsumura
4A Division – First Place – Philip White
5A Division – First Place – Jared Marcus
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and video of the winners from the 2018 Midwest Regional YoYo Contest!
1A Division – First Place – Connor Seals
2A Division – First Place – Justin Perez
3A Division – First Place – Andrew Lim
4A Division – First Place – Elijah Stroot
5A Division – First Place – Jared Marcus
1A Amateur Division – 1st Place – Levi White
We’ve got video of the winners from the 2018 Korean National YoYo Contest. Looks like a nice bunch of contenders for the upcoming 2018 World YoYo Contest in China…hope to see all of these players in Shanghai!
1A Division – First Place – Park Woo Chan
2A Division – 1st Place – Jeong Hyung Jun
3A Division – 1st Place – Yu Hui Won
4A Division – First Place – Lee Sun Swon
5A Division – First Place – Lee Sueng Yoon
To celebrate the 90 year anniversary of the modern yo-yo, our friends at theYoYo Legacy Project are offering a gorgeous set of exotic wood yo-yos that represent the historical milestones of our favorite toy. No dyes, stains, or tints are used; you’re seeing the natural color of sustainable, exotic woods from all over the world. While designed to be a beautiful desktop display piece, all yo-yos are fully functional. The Kickstarter will be running until July 9th, 2018.
In 1928 Pedro Flores, a Filipino immigrant, worked as a bellboy in a downtown Santa Barbara hotel. In his spare time, he hand-carved a small disc toy he called the Yo-Yo. On his breaks he would go out to the sidewalk and show passersby his toy and the unique tricks that could be learned. It captivated those who saw it! Americans loved the simple toy and Pedro Flores did not remain a bellboy for long.
On June 9th, 1928, Flores set up the first American Yo-Yo manufacturing operation in the Granada Building in downtown, Santa Barbara, California. Within two years he was producing 300,000 Yo-Yos a day at a cost of 15 cents to $1.50 each and promoting the first ever Yo-Yo contests throughout the area.
This project is a celebration of Pedro Flores and the 90th Anniversary of the Yo-Yo in America. It is also a tribute to my childhood love of the Yo-Yo and my lifelong passion for beautiful wood. How better to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of this wonderful toy than to create functional, desktop art with five historically significant Yo-Yos turned out of exquisite, exotic woods.
Backers have the option of quite a few cool rewards, including a reprint of the 1928 Flores trick booklet, a full set of the yoyos with a desk stand, and even a trip to their workshop to learn how to make wooden yoyos yourself!
Check out the full Legacy YoYo Project on Kickstarter and pledge your support today…the Kickstarter campaign ends July 9th!