Chuck! CLYW! Spaceship! Isolations!
Chuck shows off a really tricky whip trick for this week’s Cabin Tutorial. This is a real bear to hit, but totally worth the work!
Yoyo used is the CLYW Yeti, with music by Jensen Kimmitt.
This is some straight-up untouchable sh*t right here…CLYW Chuck rolling out a tutorial for Sebby’s signature combo. Done and DONE.
Chris Mikulin is going to cry when he sees this.
This stunning new video from CLYW might well be one of the best things to happen to yoyoing this year. Absolutely beautiful work from everyone involved.
Featuring Chris Mikulin, Ann Connolly, Charles Haycock, Alex Smith, and Kristin Olinyk.
Socks and sweaters and excellent movement of the yoyo around a bevy of strings…that’s what you get in this newest Cabin Tutorial from CLYW and Charles Haycock. That’s what you get, and you’ll like it.
CLYW dropped their first email newsletter since December of last year, and it looks like their going to start putting them out more regularly. Sign up here if you haven’t already: CLYW Email List.
They dropped a new video of Chuck and Zach, filmed at Worlds and full of bangers. “August Blueprint” is 2:42 of exactly the kind of yoyoing that has made the CLYW team one of the most respected group of contest players in the past couple of years.
And CLYW dropped info on the newly redesigned Gnarwhal (currently just being called the Gnarwhal 2, but they might have a more formal “edition name” by the time it’s finally released). From their newsletter:
I felt the Gnarwhal was a perfect size and shape, but it needed an update to keep up with our new models. Adding some more rim weight would increase those spin times and make it more stable. So I revised the design and made it a hair wider, and the walls were optimized for maximum rim weight and strength.
The weight was kept around 65.5g, making it perfect for speed and nimble enough for plane breaking tricks. The catch zone is a little wider as well to make it easier to fly through tricks without having to worry about missing a string. I’m really happy with what we came up with: the Gnarwhal 2 is perfect for competition and can keep that spin going while learning those more advanced Cabin Tutorials.
Full specs and release info coming soon.
There’s always something happening in the Cabin, and this time it’s a nice slack trick from Michael Kurti, channeled through the laconic genius of Charles Haycock. Enjoy!
CLYW’s Charles Haycock dons the national garment of kendama players and breaks down a burly combo from Yuuki Spencer’s 2009 US Nationals routine. How good? So good.
CLYW presents 4:32 of some of the greatest yoyo talent ever assembled on one team. Every second of this video is absolutely inspired.
Caribou Rendezvous features:
Charles Haycock is one of the most influential players in modern 1A right now…here’s why.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Yeti.
The best thing about seeing Harrison Lee at a contest is seeing Harrison Lee at a contest. But the second best thing is knowing that a recap video will follow shortly!
2013 Canadian National Champion Harrison Lee brings us a quick recap video of Canadian Nationals featuring CLYW Chris, Charles Haycock, Ann Connolly, Daniel Dietz, and, most importantly, Yogi.
1A Prelims were looking good, with some great talent already seeded to finals and the Top Ten from prelims containing some rising talent. With last year’s National Champion Alexis JV not attending the event, the title was up for grabs and against the backdrop of the largest mall in North America, Canada’s top talent came out in full force for a shot at the National title.
Then it came down to finals, and CLYW players dominated with favorite Harrison Lee taking the top spot, and teammate Charles Haycock coming in second by less than a point. There was a solid point drop after third place, showing that the Canadian scene still has some work to do to catch up to its superstars, but from what we’ve heard there is a lot of solid talent on the rise in the Great White North.
Guest judge Matt Fernandez got away from the table long enough to enjoy the Open Division and took home top honors in the Open Division, encompassing the 2A – 5A styles of play.
In the International 1A Division, favorite Ky Zizan was just slightly edged out of first place by Yomega’s Daniel Dietz.
And in the Sport Ladder, Alexander Nadon took home the top honors! Alexander is only 9 years old, and he dominated this division…I think we can expect great things from him!
Congratulations to all the competitors, and huge thanks to all the organizers, judges, and sponsors for making this event happen.
Chuck grabs a CLYW Yeti and lays it on with this repeater from Seth Peterson.
“The singular move was actually part of a combo Miguel Correa came up with. He showed me in the summer of 2009 when we were working on a documentary. When I saw that part of the combo I asked, “Wait, I think you can repeat that”. And thus, the repeater was born.”