Check out this crazy awesome video that Andrew Maider and Michael Ferdico put together!!! So so awesome!!
Ibrahim Rahman, better known as IBS, gives us Basement Session #1. Stellar!
Great new video from Duncan Crew Singapore’s Fajar Siddiq.
Stellar video from CLYW player Alec Campbell…this is how it’s done! This video also marks Alec’s one-year anniversary on the CLYW team. Congratulations, Alec!
YoYoFactory demonstrator Ann Connolly had a great appearance on Australian television..well worth a look!
This is GOLD! Duncan Crew’s one and only Takeshi Kamisato is known for being pretty awesome at skateboarding, but other than a couple of tricks on yo-yo clips, we rarely see him ride. Takeshi has, however, dug up this VHS gem! That’s right, Takeshi was already much more awesome than everyone else 20 years ago!
The YoyoFactory duo Luis Enrique and Paul Kerbel finished on top at this year’s Mexico National Contest, held yesterday. Luis Enrique came out on top, followed by Paul and Duncan Crew’s Alan Grimberg.
We’ll post more detailed results as they become available!
The Pacific Northwest Regional contest was held yesterday in Seattle, WA, and Team YoyoFactory took home no less than three of the four titles!
Gentry Stein winning 1A and Miguel Correa in 5A come as no surprise, but 2A was won by none other than two-time World 1A champion Yuuki Spencer! 3A winner was YoyoJam’s Yoshi Mikamoto, and 4A was won by Zach Rubino.
Kentaro Mannen continues to dominate the North in Japan and won 1A division at the North Japan Yo-yo Contest for the 5th time in a row! This year’s North Japan Yo-yo Contest (NJ) was held earlier today in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Veteran Sojun Miyamura took first in 5A, and Yasuki Tachibana won 3A. In 4A, Tomohiko Zanka took home the title, and Yuuzo Okada won the 2A division.
Check the top placings below:
YoyoFactory released a new team video recorded during this year’s EYYC, featuring the team’s newest members: 5A European Champion Daniel Budai from Hungary, and Gacek’s former protegé Marcin Dzewiecki, now promoted to full Contest Team member after an excellent 4th place at the European Championship. Also featured is YoyoFactory Poland’s Protegé Borys Radziszewski.
The clip features a lot of the good old faces as well, be sure to check it out!
Central Japan was held earlier today in Iwakura City, Japan. 1A was especially tough in the traditionally high-level contest, and Team YoyoJam member Hiroyuki Suzuki took the crown.
The other divisions had few finalists, but were also won by well known contest veterans: Hiraku Fujii won the 2A division; Jun Aramaki and Rei Iwakura, both from YoyoJam as well, won 3A and 4A respectively, and finally Hiroyasu Ishihara was the sole contestant and winner of the 5A division.
Finals results (thanks to Yama@18 for the freestyle videos!):
The next contest for the 2012 Japan Yo-yo League will be the East Japan Yo-yo Contest block B, which will be held on February 4th in Ichikawa City.
The 2012 Japan Yo-yo League officially started last weekend with the East Japan A Block Contest in Tokyo!
EJ has traditionally been a very strong regional contest, with the main Japanese competitors taking part. This year the contest was divided into two blocks, A and B. Block B will be held in Ichikawa City, in February.
In the A Block, Yoyojam’s prodigy and 5A World Champion Takeshi Matsuura surprised onlookers by winning the 1A division, ahead of YoyoRecreation’s Takahiro Iizuka, in 3rd, and Kento Noda, in 2nd. Is Takeshi Matsuura, who has won Japan Nationals in both 3A and 5A before, now aiming for the 1A title as well? Also worth noting is that 1A was the only division Takeshi competed in at EJ-A.
The winners in the other divisions were veteran Shuhei Kanai in 2A, Ken Takabayashi in 3A, Youhei Kagawa in 4A and Sora Ishikawa in 5A. Ishikawa was also the winner of the 44CLASH KIKSTYO Battle Tournament last month, and should be a contender for the Japanese title. 5A runner-up was Duncan Crew’s Shingo “Terry” Terada, who is still competing after more than 10 years in the scene!
The league continues next year with more regional contests throughout the country and finally the national contest: