The announcement was made earlier today in great style, with this eye-candy of a clip video from Backspin.
C3YoYoDesign just dropped another great video, this one featuring Polish team member Maciek Cwynar.
There’s some quality counterweight play in this quick minute-plus video, and the horizontal regen at 0:45 is a really neat move. There’s also a great combination of deadspin toss moves (I’m making up the terminology as I go here, folks) starting at 0:51. I’ve really enjoyed those since the first ones I fiddled with in 2007, but it’s not a concept I’ve put much effort in to…so it’s really nice to see someone else doing something cool with it. Deadspin counterweight tosses like this have shown up as throw-away elements in a handful of contest freestyles over the years, but usually just as a quick transition rather than anything that’s expanded upon and explored.
If you’ve got examples of other deadspin counterweight moves, post links in the comments section and maybe we’ll expand on the idea for a future Trick Theory post.
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Janos Karancz, 2013 EYYC 1A Champion, shows off the new Duncan Flipside yoyo. Between this, the C3YoYoDesign Alpha Crash, and the upcoming plastic yoyo from CLYW, it’s looking like a pretty good year for performance plastic yoyos. Considering YoYoFactory’s huge range of performance plastic models and their “Death to Metal” campaign from a few years ago, it looks like other companies are finally catching on and giving the market more low-cost alteratives to performance metal yoyos.
The Duncan Flipside yoyo features reversible spacers and a spare bearing, allowing you to flip from a standard Duncan small bearing to a larger one for unresponsive, modern play. As you can see from this video, in the right hands it works really well.
Our friends at C3YoYoDesign are having a great photo contest starting today…and there are a TON of prizes! The contest runs on Facebook starting today, March 20th, and runs until March 27th.
C3YoYoDesign Eat Throw Photo Contest Rules
1) LIKE C3yoyodesign on Facebook
2) Take a picture of C3yoyodesign yoyos with food (can be the local dishes represent your country, your favourite food, any food look tasty, etc)
3) Post the picture on Facebook and TAG C3yoyodesign (you MUST tag C3YoYoDesign for your entry to count)
4) Win PRIZES!!!
1) Best Eat-Throw picture award – 1 winner (Prize: MO-vitation x 1, C3yoyodesign Tee shirt x 1 )
2) Best Mouth watering Food picture award – 1 winner (Prize: DiBase2 x 1, C3yoyodesign Tee shirt x 1 )
3) Lucky draw for all contestants – 1 winner (Prize: Alpha Crash x 1)
Deadline for entry is 27th March 2013 23:59 (HK Time). Results will be announced on March 29th, 2013.
Read the Terms and Conditions below:
1) We will only judge the picture TAGGED C3yoyodesign.
2) Only FANS can win the prize.
3) Multiple attends for each contestant is allowed.
4) All prizes cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash or other goods.
5) C3yoyodesign reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions as well as to vary or terminate any of the offers without prior notice. In the event of disputes, the decision of the organizers shall be final and binding.
Start getting those pictures up, and good luck to everyone!
C3YoYoDesign has a new model launching this weekend at the Terengganu Regional YoYo Contest this weekend in Malaysia, an updated version of last year’s Di Base yoyo. No word on price, but full specs are below.
Once DiBase released in 2012, It became one of the most popular beginner metals. Solid movement and it’s undersized 52mm diameter provide a comfortable hand grip feeling.
To carry on the good name of DiBase, DiBase2 will set a new stand for beginner metal! DiBase2 has a new weight distribution which provide a better performance either on spinning time and horizontal tricks.
First release of DiBase2 “TRYC” edition will release in TRYC Contest this weekend!
Gap width: 4.310mm
Bearing Size (Inside x Outside x Width): .250 x .500 x .187 in
Gap Type: Fixed
Response: Silicon sticker / flowable silicon
Every contest has winners, losers, upsets, underdogs, surprises, victories, and defeats. But my favorite part of a yoyo contest doesn’t actually happen that often…it’s when someone gets on stage and does something that is so far off the norm that their placement becomes irrelevant. I’ve always personally been drawn to the more esoteric aspects of yoyo play. And while I love a good competition-crushing freestyle as much as the next guy, it’s the people who push boundaries that get me up out of my seat and reaching for a yoyo.
The 2013 European YoYo Championships was a mind-blowing event. I watched as much of the live stream as I could and there were so many fantastic performances….the winners very much deserved their titles and it’s almost a shame there weren’t more awards to give out. But one freestyle in particular had me jumping up and flipping out completely, and it was from a player I’ve only recently even heard about.
So, I’m officially giving my own personal Honorable Mention to Ethan Wong Wing Hang of C3YoYoDesign for his mind-blowing freestyle that was about 90% horizontal finger-spin tricks. It was absurdly bold and risky, and he nailed a lot of it. I have no idea if he really thought it would score high enough to get him the win, but he had to have known just how badly it could have gone…and he went for it anyway.
Absolutely amazing. Congrats to Ethan on becoming part of C3YoYoDesign, and on his new signature model, the MO-vitation. Check out his freestyle below!
C3YoYoDesign has expanded their team again with the addition of Ethan “MoMo” Wong Wing Hang from Hong Kong. Ethan’s addition to team comes with the simultaneous announcement of his signature model, the MO-vitation, featuring a special hub area for his trademark finger spin moves. Check out the tutorial below, and congrats to Ethan and C3YoYoDesign!
Hungarian superhero Dávid Molnár fully earns his spot on the C3YoYoDesign team in this fantastic video, shot on a trip to Moscow. Dávid’s style is daring, with lots of small but high-risk moves thrown almost recklessly into combos. His trick density is pretty impressive, but not as much as the fluidity of his style.
Jason Cheow from Team C3 Singapore shows off their Berserker, Trident, and Alpha Crash models in C3’s SIXTH video released so far this year. This amazing Hong Kong manufacturer just won’t let up on the new video front! And with their new releases doing well at retail and Milan Kurfirt breaking the Czech “long sleeper” record with a 23:54 spin on their BTH model, C3 is off to a roaring start for 2013!
The video description says it better than I could:
This is a “Girl Power” collaboration video between C3YoYoDesign and CLYW, two decent yoyo manufacturing companies. Starring Julia Aleksandra Gutowska and Ewelina Wejner (also known as Nuu Gatowsky), both using C3xCLYW H5Chief! Enjoy! HYPE THEM BOTH FOR EYYC 2013 FEMALE DIVISION!! GOOD LUCK GIRLS : *
Recorded with Canon 600D & GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition.
Edited with various Adobe software by Adam Paszke (Media Producer) & Mihai Suster (Edit and Video Assistant)