Ann Connolly’s latest video blog finds her apartment loaded with yoyo players gearing up for EYYC! Gentry Stein, Andrew Maider, and Palli Gudmundsson all stopped by for dinner (orange chicken w/white rice) and so that Gentry could help Andrew with his freestyle. And then we got a sneak peek of Ann’s new signature edition of the Shutter, with a sweet looking purple-to-pink fade!
Ann Connolly navigates into treacherous territory with a new video about…stuff she can’t do. Sometimes you’ve got to just accept your limitations. Other times you should practice hard and overcome them. And still other times you should just make a funny video about them and rack up those views, amirite?
Some of Ann’s weaknesses include fingerspins, Shoot the Moon, and Seasick and to be fair those are some tough ones. Seasick and Shoot the Moon especially are all about timing and can take a while to lock down. Same for Boingy Boingy and other “timing” tricks from that era.
But hey…keep at it and you’ll get them eventually. And if not, there’s a (not really) lucrative career in your future, where you can video blog about not being able to do them.
(Editor’s Note: I can’t really do horizontal tricks either. Also, I am terrible at 5A tanglers and I made up the style for cryin’ out loud. -S)
YoYoFactory player Ann Connolly brings us a great yoyo trick tutorial video, for a trick inspired by Basecamp player David Stejskal.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Edge.
YoYoFactory player and all-around fantastic human Ann Connolly is back with another review of a new YoYoFactory yoyo, this time for the Paolista! The new signature model for Paolo Bueno, the YoYoFactory Paolista is a solid contest yoyo that’s just hitting shelves now. Check it out!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Paolista.
YoYoFactory team member Ann Connolly reviews their recent bi-metal yoyo release, the Space Cadet! We always love hearing what Ann has to say about yoyos, and this video is a great starting point if you’re considering picking up a YoYoFactory Space Cadet. (Spoiler: you should.) Another great bi-metal release from one of the biggest names in yoyoing…check it out!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Space Cadet.
YoYoFactory player Ann Connolly brings us another yoyo review from her YouTube channel, this one for the Basecamp Sherpa!
This new slimline yoyo from the Basecamp (CLYW x YoYoFactory) line ships responsive but comes with a longer axle and Center Trac™ bearing for unresponsive play. It’s also got aluminum caps and a fully hollow body design, and it feels like nothing else in your hands.
Ann Connolly lays out the what what about competing (and not competing) in the latest vlog from her YouTube channel.
YoYoFactory really knows how to pick a destination. Check out this video from their recent YoYoFactory Adventure trip to Jordan to explore more beautiful scenery and check out another international yoyo scene. Featuring Ann Connolly, Gentry Stein, Eric Koloski, Igor Galiev, Ben McPhee, and Vashek Kroutil.
In 2016 YoYoFactory went on a mission exploring Lost Civilizations and discovering YoYo Culture all around the world. The lure of Petra, the beauty of the desert and the wonder of the Dead Sea paled in comparison to the hospitality of a dedicated crew of YoYo players we met there. Video by SLUSNY.
YoYoFactory player Ann Connolly brings us a special Halloween-themed trick tutorial! Awesome! Happy Halloween, everyone!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Titanium Shutter.
Ann Connolly gives an in-depth look at the YoYoFactory Titanium Shutter in her newest video. For those of you who have not gotten your hands on one of these, this is a nice breakdown of the differences between the titanium edition and the standard Shutter and should edge you a little closer to buying one yourself. I can personally recommend this as being far better than you think it’s going to be, and while the play differences are a little bit subtle, they are definitely there and it truly feels like a “deluxxe” version of the Shutter.
Ben Conde, our favorite YouTube dork, has quit his day job and is off on an adventure in Asia with YoYoFactory. After that, who knows!?
What we do know is that we’ll definitely be getting a lot more video from him. Check out the first two videos in his new “Around The World” series and be sure to subscribe to his channel for more!