Congratulations to Tetsuto Kato on getting sponsored by UNPRLD, and congrats to UNPRLD on such an excellent addition to their already gifted team. Looks like we’ll have yet another player to watch out for in the run-up to Worlds.
Videos are posted for all divisions at the 2019 European YoYo Championship. Check out the winners below!
1A – Palatynski Kacper
1A Women’s – Veronika Kamenska
1A Open – Keiran Cooper
1A Junior – Lukas Kabelka
2A – Chan Chun Hay
3A – Lorenzo Sabatini
4A – Fery Prochazka
5A – Petr Kavka
We’ve got full results for the 2019 European YoYo Championship! Held this past weekend in Ostrava, Czech Republic, EYYC brings together the best players from all over Europe to compete for the title of European Champion, and to grab a coveted freestyle spot at the 2019 World YoYo Contest.
Check out full results below!
World YoYo Champion Janos Karancz reminds us all that he’s a legit wizard with this new video. Featuring his newest signature model from Duncan Toys, the Grasshopper GTX, which will be available this month at YoYoExpert.com.
Check out what Duncan has to say about the Grasshopper GTX:
We didn’t plan on revising the Grasshopper… Until János needed a new one. But why alter an already outstanding product?
World Champion János Karancz has been playing yo-yo for a long time, and throughout the years his tricks have changed with the current yo-yo meta, becoming longer, more fluid, and increasingly more complex. New types of tricks require a new type of yo-yo, and what that meant here was that his yo-yo needed an update.
Introducing the Grasshopper GTX: same look, new stainless steel placement! The new design features a stainless steel rim that’s pretty heavy compared to the aluminium body, making this yo-yo very strong and reliable, but it features the same look because it’s a simple, straightforward competition design with no gimmicks about it.
Let’s talk about the playability. As we were developing the Grasshopper GTX, János made it clear that he wanted more stability to help him perform his signature slack and rejection combos and glide through his rail and hop combos with ease.It took us multiple revisions and intensive design work to deliver this to the table. His last request? He wanted this yo-yo to be the king of horizontal tricks, and we were happy to oblige.
Brandon Vu, a yo-yo YouTuber, called the original Grasshopper X the Lamborghini of yo-yo. If the original was a Lambo, what would that make the new Grasshopper GTX?
Our team has already won a few titles using the new Grasshopper GTX: János placed 1st in 1A last year 44Clash using the GTX, competing against almost every world champion from the past ten years, so the new Grasshopper is no joke.
Duncan Toys Grasshopper GTX Specs:
Diameter: 56 mm
Width: 44.67 mm
Weight: 65 grams
Response: 19mm slim pads
Bearing: Size C Konkave™
Harrison Lee is back with his first full-length video in a while, and while he was gone he definitely leveled up. Tremendous style and trick construction from Harrison here…watch this video like 30 times and thank us later.
Shot and cut by Jeffrey Pang.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Pickaxe.
There is no way to overstate that 44Clash is one of the coolest yoyo contests to ever exist. No matter how cool you might think it is, it’s actually cooler than that in person.
Big congrats to Remy Baskin on joining the SF YoYos team! PNWR was his first official outing for the company, and it was great to see him on stage being awesome with a new sponsor. Congrats to SF on a great pickup, and to Remy on a sweet new sponsor!
mowl consistently creates some of the absolute best videos, and their latest is no exception. Featuring mowl Ambassador Chip and filmed in Barcelona, this short clip showcases all the creativity mowl is known for.
Yoyo used is the mowl Obsession.
Music is NSFW.
The 2019 Pacific Northwest Regionals was another amazing event, once again setting the tone for the US contest season to come. Check out full results and videos of the winners in all divisions.
1st Place – Keiran Cooper
1st Place – Hans Yim
1st Place – Elijah Tan
1st Place – Zac Rubino
1st Place – Jared Marcus
Novice Open Division
1st Place – Raymond Lien
The always amazing folks at Kuma Films have created another instant classic, this time with World YoYo Champion Shu Takada! Filmed in Japan, Kuma Films showcases one of the best members of our weird little sport with impeccable quality video and beautiful cinematography.
Be sure to subscribe to them on YouTube, and check out the rest of their channel for a TON of great skill toy videos.
CJ Atkinson and Tyler Severance drop some gold in this new video for the latest release from Recess Intl. The Little League is a new undersized organic-shaped yoyo from Recess, built for both play and nostalgia. That comfy, organic feel brings back memories of the earlier days of modern yoyoing, while the performance is plenty good enough to keep up with players like Tyler and CJ. Good stuff. The Little League is available now at Recess’ website, and hits stores soon.
Yoyo used is the Recess Little League.
Recess Intl. Little League Specs:
Diameter – 50.5 mm
Width – 40.74 ..
Weight – 65.8 grams
Response – 19mm Slim Pads
Bearing – Size C
Joe Wilson drops in to show off new colors for the upcoming Komodo release from Recess, and remind everyone that he’s got style and trick density to spare. Good stuff from a good dude!
YoYo used is the Recess Komodo.
Scales Collective dropped a new video of the whole damn gang, filmed during Virginia States. Tricks were performed, Cookout was consumed, good times were had by all.
World YoYo Champion Evan Nagao shows off his latest signature model, the Monster Edge! This ultra-wide model calls back to the first YoYoFactory that Evan used to start making a name for himself on the contest scene, but with stylings of his new Edge signature series. Awesome!
YoYo used is the YoYoFactory Monster Edge.