Alright, who did this? Step forward, please. This is either the best or worst yoyo player cameo in a music video I’ve ever seen. I think I’m going to watch it like a dozen more times and find out. (Starts at 1:04)
iYoYo produced a really beautiful look back at the 2017 European YoYo Championship, featuring team member and 4A European Champion Quentin Godet. This is definitely a top notch contest video…great shooting/editing, and gives a really nice feel of the event. Thanks, iYoYo, and congratulations Quentin!
Yoyo used is the iYoYo Air Dive.
Canada once again proved it is the most polite nation on Earth when they named TWO National YoYo Champions!
Harrison Lee and Luckey Li ended their runs with identical final scores. Luckey had the higher T.Ex score which, by IYYF rules, makes him the winner and the grants him the seeded spot to the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Iceland. The contest organizers abided by this rule, but also chose to grant both players the title of National Champion, and are getting another trophy made to give to Harrison. Isn’t Canada just the sweetest?
Check out full scoring breakdowns and video of the winners below!
1st Place (Tie) – Luckey Li
1st Place (Tie) – Harrison Lee
1st Place – Jeremy McKay
1st Place – Bryson Burgess
1st Place – Michael Ferdico
YoYoExpert gets in-depth with World YoYo Champion Gentry Stein in the latest installment of their Trick Theory series. Gentry breaks down what he looks for in a trick and talks about his approach to building a freestyle performance.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Shutter.
YoYoFactory Shutter Specs:
Diameter: 56 mm
Width: 44.4 mm
Gap Width: 4.75 mm
Weight: 67.8 grams
Bearing: CBC Center Trac Size C
Response: CBC Slim Pad 19mm
Simpson Wong and MaYi go head-to-head in this new promo video for the excellent ReMaster Galaxy, one of the latest releases from C3yoyodesign. Both have great tricks, but Simpson has the best hair in the yoyo industry.
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Re:Master Galaxy.
C3yoyodesign Re:Master Galaxy Specs:
Diameter: 55.55 mm
Width: 52.85 mm
Gap Width: 4.7 mm
Weight: 65.4 grams
Bearing: Size C
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Fist Salud brings us a video of a handful of people hanging out and having a good time with some yoyos. We can back this, 100%.
If you’ve been enjoying the top-notch vlogs from Ann Connolly and Ben Conde, we’ve got another one you’ll dig. Igor Galiev from YoYoFactory Russia is two episodes in and we’re already looking forward to more in the series. If the whole series ends up being Igor flying around and eating ramen, we are 100% on board for that. Check out the first two episodes below, and we’ll post more as they’re uploaded!
Episode 1 ft. Tatiana Ganikhina
Episode 2 ft. Rodrigo Yokota
Japanese EDM group Future Boyz (you might remember them from their appearance at the 2015 World YoYo Contest) just dropped a new video for their song “Throw Down with MK” and yeah…it’s a straight up yoyo video. The music video features Shaqler, because they are amazing, as well as stage footage of a pile of different players from the recent THROWDOWN contest in Japan. I’m always excited to see our scene get some love…huge thanks to Future Boyz for shining a light on some of the best players in our scene.
Recess finally dropped the new Komodo, a signature model for Indonesian yoyo champion Ahmad Kharisma! Players have been waiting patiently for the Komodo to be available and to celebrate the release we’ve got a new video from Recess team members Kenta Kushiro, Shota Saga, and Kazuki Morii.
Yoyo used is the Recess Komodo.
Congrats to Remy Baskin on picking up a sponsorship from Duncan Toys! Hope it’s a great opportunity for both parties. Congratulations, Remy!
Yoyo used is the Duncan Orbital.