It warms my cold, black heart to see Gentry and Ann goofing off in London, Hans breaking a Guinness World Record for Most Loops in One Minute, and Gentry doing an interpretive dance on hoverboard to someone singing Journey at the London Toy Fair. I mean…this is pretty much all of my favorite things, really. Yoyos, classic rock, fog, tea, bridges, and good humans. Awesome!
Ann Connolly gets super in-depth about the YoYoFactory Velocity, her pick for best starter yoyo ever! This is a great video to point someone to if they’re just getting interested in yoyoing and trying to sort through the hundreds of options. And then you can point them to YoYoExpert to pick up their own YoYoFactory Velocity yoyo!
Ann Connolly is moving, and she has too much stuff for her tiny little apartment in Prague. Comment on YouTube for a chance to win something from her collection so she has less stuff to pack!
Ann Connolly gives us a great player-level view of the recent European YoYo Championship with another fun vlog entry from everyone’s favorite American emigrant to the Czech Republic who isn’t named “Hank”.
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.
Ann Connolly brings is a great look at the first day of the 2017 European YoYo Championship, held in Bratislava. If you couldn’t make it to the contest, this is a great look at what you missed. If you did make it to the contest, here’s a great excuse to reminisce.
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.