Videos are finally up from the 2017 Russian Yoyoing Competition, and looks like they were worth the wait. The scene in Russia has gone through a pretty dramatic downturn, with them losing nearly all of their “casual” player base in a very short time period. It was a pretty typical boom-to-crash scenario, but without a large retained player base afterwards to keep it sustainable. Luckily the players who have remained are all pretty amazing, and there is still a TON of talent there to inspire the next generation of Russian players. Check out the winners from this December 2017 contest!
Jeffrey Pang does it again with another absolutely beautiful contest recap video! Filmed during his trip to Iceland for the 2017 World YoYo Contest, this one has it all: amazing yoyo tricks, late night parties, hardwood floors, Eric Koloski’s dazzling smile, waterfalls by the dozen, and friggin’ GLACIERS.
Check out full results and scoring breakdowns for Semi-Finals at the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Reykjavik, Iceland!
Check out full results for Prelims in all divisions at the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Iceland!
One Drop team member Will Prater enlisted new team member Nehemiah Peterson to shoot this quick, solid video at PNWR. Nice work!
Yoyo used is the One Drop Kraken.
Check out video of the winners from the 2017 Asia Pacific YoYo Championship!
1st Place – Shion Araya
1st Place – Arata Imai
1st Place – Hajime Miura
1st Place – Hajime Miura
1st Place – Yoshihiro Abe
One Drop’s Jonathan Best is the subject of this short yoyo documentary, revolving around his trip to the 2017 Pacific Northwest Regional YoYo Championship in Seattle.
Check out this great contest video of the 2017 Japan National YoYo Contest. The JYYF does such an amazing job with all of their events, and a video like this really captures what an intense, high-level competition this is. If you’ve never been to a Japanese national championship, make it a priority!
YoYoFactory has been supporting the yoyo scene in Mexico for nearly a decade, sponsoring their players and sending special guests to their events. This year they attended the 2017 Mexican National YoYo Contest with Evan Nagao and shot some beautiful footage with team members Luis Enrique, Betty Gallegos, and Paul Kerbel.
Check out video of the winners from the 2017 UK National YoYo Contest!
1st Place – Victor Sachelli
2nd Place – Andy Jones
3rd Place – Emil Wojcik
1st Place – Azim Jameel
2nd Place – Cameron Matheson
3rd Place – Daniel Pena
Check out scoring breakdowns for all divisions, plus video of the winners from the 2017 Bay Area Classic yoyo contest!
1st Place – Yuki Nishisako
2nd Place – Michael Ferdico
3rd Place – Paolo Bueno
1st Place – Tyler Hsieh
1st Place – Ian Bellman
1st Place – Ayumu Harada
1st Place – Will Hahn
Check out video of the winners from the 2017 United YoYo Championship, a combined state championship for Kansas and Missouri.
1st Place – Patrick Canny
2nd Place – Alec Jones
3rd Place – Jacob Vaughn
1st Place (5A) – Patrick Canny
2nd Place (5A) – Jared Marcus
Video is up from the 2017 Hamamatsu YoYo Contest, better known as HamaCon, yet another amazing contest in Japan that brings out some of the absolute best talent on the island!
Check out video of the winners below, and head over to YoYoVideoArchive to check out a TON more amazing freestyles from the event.