Next level tricks from next level guys. Hard to get better than that.
David Stejskal continues to impress with his latest video for Basecamp, the ongoing collaboration between YoYoFactory and CLYW. Loads of skill, style to spare, and he just keeps getting better.
Yoyo used is the Basecamp Navigator.
Basecamp Navigator Specs:
Diameter: 56.4 mm
Width: 43 mm
Weight: 65 grams
Response: CBC 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The Basecamp Navigator is the newest collaboration between CLYW and YoYoFactory, and the first bi-metal design from Basecamp. Designed for serious competition, the Navigator was designed by pulling features and inspiration from several competitor-focused YoYoFactory and CLYW yoyos used by players to win titles all over the world. This design direction, plus the addition of brushed stainless steel rims for superior weight distribution make this easily the most competition-oriented model in the entire Basecamp line, and one of the more exciting new contest yoyo releases.
The Navigator really is an incredible contest yoyo. It’s got all the speed and stability you would expect of a bi-metal yoyo, but where it really shines is horizontal play. Even without a cupped area for finger spins, the Navigator really excels at horizontal play. With its extra flared gap, zero wall response, and massive concentration of rim weight, an experienced player should have no problem pulling off their most extravagant horizontal combos with this yoyo, and even players new to horizontal play should find themselves progressing quicker than they thought possible. The brushed finish on the rims is a nice touch that prevents that drag that is common to bi-metal yoyos when they hit your hand during play.
As you can see from the comparison image below, the final look of the Navigator combines a very functional YoYoFactory H-shape with the stylings and curves more common to CLYW, and the result is a stunning blend of form+function. The fit of the stainless steel rims is impeccable, and the matte finish gives the Navigator a premium look and feel. The engraving is minimal, but the Basecamp word mark on just one rim is a really nice, subtle touch.
The Basecamp Navigator retails for $120. For a high quality competition yoyo that draws inspiration from some of the most decorated competition yoyos in the world, that seems like a pretty good deal. If you’re on a budget, there are plenty of other options but you won’t find much better in the bi-metal category. Not a casual purchase, but then again it’s not a casual player.
The Basecamp Navigator is available at YoYoExpert.com.
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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.
The Scales Podcast is quickly shaping up to be a great resource for yoyo players to dig deeper into the intricacies of this glorious little subculture we’ve created for ourselves. Check out two new episodes!
In episode 2 of the Scales Podcast, team members Andrew Bergen and Mark Mangarin interview one of the industry’s most intelligent minds in the realm of social media, team management, and design; Chris Mikulin! Some topics that are mentioned in this feature are future plans for Caribou Lodge, sub-brands of CLYW such as Heaven Sent and Pool Party, Basecamp, and more!
For new players, sponsorship can be seen as one of the most daunting and confusing aspects of yo-yo. Scales team members Andrew Bergen and Mark Mangarin reflect upon their experiences as sponsored players, talk about what they feel as though the true definition of being sponsored is, as well as even give prime examples of great representatives of this generation. Give Episode 3 of the podcast a listen in order to enhance your perspective of what being sponsored really means! Thank you to our sponsors: YoYoExpert, Caribou Lodge, and Recess International!
Tessa Piccillo and Alann Herrera hit the beach with the latest Basecamp releases and that means we get two minutes of big smiles, great tricks, and wondering just how many bearings they had to trash during filming. Golden.
Music by No Vacation.
Spoiler alert: no. Yoyos are not sexy. Not at all.
Ben Conde and Tessa Piccillo went to Venice Beach, California and used their mad yoyo skills to try and get a date. The results are hilarious, at least for those of us watching at home. For Ben and Tessa, the results are maybe a little on the “you’re gonna die alone surrounded by cats” side of things, but we do love them for trying.
Ben & Tessa will be doing a Q&A video next week to answer questions about the video, about Tessa’s new signature yoyo coming out soon (CLYW Kodiak) and anything else you want to ask them. Just leave your questions in the comments and we’ll get them to Ben & Tessa!
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.
David Stejskal dropped a short new video, filmed pretty much the same day his Sherpa arrived in the mail. How’s that for dedication?
Yoyo used is the Basecamp Sherpa.
Ben Conde wraps up his Around The World: Asia video series with the 15th and final installment, looking back at the entire trip. Good times, good friends, dodgy transportation, tight flight connections, great yoyo tricks, and smiles for days…looks like it was a hell of a trip. Great work, Ben!
Check out this video of the Eastern half of the CLYW x YoYoFactory Basecamp roadtrip to the 2016 World YoYo Contest. Featuring Palli Gudmundsson, Eric Koloski, Ibrahim Rahman, Aristidis Voultsios, Paolo Bueno, Andrew Maider, and Gentry Stein. Heck of a roster, huh?
Kryštof Kindl & Filip David made a trek to the Czech/Polish border to film this new Basecamp video, and this trip looks like so much fun! Good times, good friends, good tricks. Hard to beat that.
Yoyo used is the Basecamp Expedition.