The Middle Eastern community has been steadily growing and it is fantastic to watch. I definitely look forward to seeing some more stuff from these guys in the future.
Yomega player Abood Dani from ArabYoYo.com dropped a solid new video…it’s great to see players leveling up in such a young new scene!
Yoyo used is the Yomega Prodigy.
There’s some real yoyo talent tucked away in the Middle East, and thanks to ArabYoYo.com we’re finally getting a look at it! Kuwaiti yoyo player Abdelwahab Nayef is killing it in this new video, as he gears up to compete in the upcoming Kuwait National YoYo Contest.
Yoyo used is the Positron 2 by Turning Point.
The folks at ArabYoYo.com are rolling into the new year with a new video showcasing the rising yoyo talent in the Arab nations.
This video features Abood Dani (Syria), Abdelwahab Nayef (Kuwait), Samir Elotmani (Morocco), Eassa Radwan (Lebanon), Majed Shutnawi (Jordan), Hosam Shutnawi (Jordan), Mohamed Abudher (Libya), Abdullah Monzer (Syria), Momen AL-Sabbag (Syria), Hamad Ahmad ( Bahrain), Yousif AL-Sharqi ( Bahrain ), Ayman Abuodeh (Jordan), Khodr Hallal (Lebanon), Amer Kais (Lebanon), Osama Ahmed (Bahrain), and Baha Alturjman (Libya).
The very first Kuwait YoYo Contest was held last week, and ArabYoYo.com put together a video of the main participants. The scene there is still incredibly tiny, but it’s encouraging to see competitive yoyo play beginning to take root so very far away. We couldn’t get a good translation of the winners’ names, but hopefully one of the organizers will reply to this post with the info.
The level of play in this region is coming up quickly, although it’s still very derivative. The players in the arab world have not yet found their voice, but they’ve come a long way in a short time…I think it’s extremely encouraging to see them organizing so effectively at this very young stage of their scene.
ArabYoYo.com has launched as a community-based site with the goal of bringing together and serving as a central resource for yoyo players in the Middle East.
Formed by two players, Abood Dani who lists his location as Kuwait, Jordan, and Syria, and Samir Elotmani who hails from Morocco, ArabYoYo.com is another of what I consider to be massive triumphs of technology in the yoyo community.
I’m going to show my age here and say that when I first started playing, it was a full year before I met another yoyo player. My only contact to other players was the YoYo Times newsletter (which was a paper newsletter that came in the mail, infrequently) and the knowledge that somewhere, mostly on the West Coast, there were other players that I might eventually meet. That now we have active player communities in at least 50 countries and the technology to quickly and effectively connect them is nothing short of astounding to me.
ArabYoYo.com is attempting the daunting task of linking players from Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Best of luck to ArabYoYo.com and hopefully we’ll continue seeing great updates and progress from them as they attempt to link up the player communities in more than 20 countries!