Fedor Karpenko gives us a great single shot / single throw video featuring the CLYW Cliff.
Information about the Chinese YoYo Championship is a little thin since I can’t read Chinese, but here’s what Google Translate had to say:
In 2012, the Chinese yo work ACG again organized by the Chinese professional yo contest, professional exchange platform for Chinese yo enthusiasts, the game continues to promote Chinese yo movement for the purpose to improve the level of the Chinese yo movement, hope that the Chinese yo players in the internationalstage goal achieved outstanding results, and make China a lengthy motion to continue moving forward.
Match time: the preliminaries Dec. 30 final Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Preliminaries Location: Guangzhou fashion Tianhe Square
Final Location: Guangzhou Pazhou Poly World Trade Expo
Huge thanks to the folks at Hong Kong YoYo Fan Club for posting videos of all the freestyles! More video is still going up, so check out their YouTube channel for the rest of the finalists. Champions freestyles are posted below!
As I understand, there are multiple “National Championships” in China due to large rival manufacturers each holding their own major contests and only recognizing their own as the championship. From the backdrop on this one it’s hard to tell who is responsible, but hopefully we’ll see one single event supported by all Chinese manufacturers in the future. Although, considering the general struggles in the worldwide contest scene and the slow, miserable death of the current World YoYo Contest over the last 6 years or so, I guess we here in the US don’t have much of a leg to stand on when asking another country to “get it together”, contest-wise.
Benson Fok – 1st Place – 1A (Single YoYo)
Yiu Siu Ho – 1st Place – 2A (Double YoYo Looping)
Wong Chak Wing – 1st Place – 3A (Double YoYo String)
Yam Lan Ting Justin – 1st Place – 4A (Offstring)
Ng Chun Kit – 1st Place – 5A (Counterweight)
Drew Tetz put it best when he said “How am I supposed to get any work done today?” Seems the new year has brought a mad rush of new video material from a ton of players, and here’s Michael Kurti dogpiling on to keep you just another 1:34 away from being productive. Nice Cure shirt, Michael!
I’m not sure what’s better in this video from Magic YoYo…the yoyoing, or the bizarre special effects combination of Harry Potter Dark Wizard teleportation into neo-futuristic The Matrix-meets-JayZ CGI sets.
Part of me is definitely on-board with yoyo product videos being this crazy and over-the-top, but it’s definitely really distracting from the actual play.
It’s still totally worth 5 minutes of your time, though. Enjoy!
Sora Ishikawa just posted up 2:55 of counterweight 3A bangers that have us thinking that 2013 is going to be a pretty amazing year for yoyoing.
sOMEThING dropped the full-length version of its promo video for the new ANGLAM Ver. CC signature model they are produced for Christopher Chia. It’s available now at YoYoAddict for $209.
YoYoJam just released a new video for their upcoming release of a new yo-yo called the Theory. Features Ben Conde, Yoshi Mikamoto, and Grant Johnson and WOW do they have some killer Single A tricks. Amazing stuff.
Theory is a new budget metal yo-yo from YoYoJam that features some plastic caps similar to the Lateral Caps.
And as you can see from Ben Conde there is some neat stuff you can learn to do with it.
To celebrate the upcoming collaborative project with Raised by Wolves, we at CLYW decided to send out Jensen Kimmitt and Charles Haycock into the freezing December winter in Edmonton to make a video. We wanted a raw feel with a realistic but impressive perspective on what return tops are all about to go along with the pieces we worked on with the folks at Raised by Wolves.
It took three days and over fifty takes to achieve this single shot. Due to the average temperature of -25C, the shooting had to be split up so that we could run back to the truck to avoid frostbite and the tricks used in the freestyle were adapted over the three days of shooting in order to be hit clean under freezing and windy conditions.
We are very proud on how well this project turned out and hope everyone enjoys the products of our hard work.
Every single trick in this video is pure gold.
Every. Single. One.
“Sintanizer” has only been throwing for three years, and has been bringing a truckload of freshness to 1A. He is also CLYW’s first Japanese team member, and we can’t think of a better way to set foot on the sacred land of competitive yoyoing!
Yuji was kind enough to give us this New Years Eve trick dump video to drool over. Great style and great composition, as we’ve come to expect from Yuji.
Yoyo used is the Shaqler Protostar by YoYoFactory.
Norwegian player Magne Sætran shows us some straight-up beautiful yoyoing that had me reaching to re-string with a full-length string and work on making my slack tricks look better. Players are drawing parallels from Magne to Ryosuke Isawawa’s tricks and Eric Koloski’s style but honestly, I don’t care….I just think what Magne is doing looks amazing and I wish my yoyoing was that pretty. I swear it looks like he’s just playing with magical jellyfish tentacles or something.
Maria Nechiporenko, from YoYoFactory’s Russian Junior Team, just dropped this new video that has us really excited to see how her play style develops. She definitely has a lot of potential and the beginnings of some really fluid trick presentation. YoYoFactory has always been gifted at spotting the rising talent, and they’re keeping the streak going with Maria.