If this doesn’t inspire you, nothing will.
This week’s Cabin Tutorial is “Bergy’s Got Slack”, performed by the slightly-constipated looking Charles Haycock. Charles is looking increasingly pained in these videos…I’m a little concerned for the dear boy. Maybe more fiber in his diet?
Congratulations to Gentry Stein, the 2013 California State YoYo Champion!
1A Division (Single YoYo)
1st Place – Gentry Stein (YoYoFactory)
2nd Place – Zach Gormley (CLYW)
3rd Place – Charles Haycock (CLYW)
2A Division (Double YoYo Looping)
1st Place – Joseph Harris (YoYoJam)
2nd Place – Shane Karan
3rd Place – Yoshi Mikamoto (YoYoJam)
3A Division (Double YoYo String)
1st Place – Patrick Borgerding (YoYoFactory)
2nd Place – Yoshi Mikamoto (YoYoJam)
3rd Place – Ian Smith
4A Division (Offstring)
1st Place – Bryan Figueroa (YoYoJam)
2nd Place – Zac Rubino
3rd Place – Steven Lee
5A Division (Counterweight)
1st Place – Tyler Severance (YoYoFactory)
2nd Place – Paolo Bueno (YoYoFactory)
3rd Place – Josh Yee
Fixed Axle Championship
1st Place – CJ Atkinson
2nd Place – Josh Yee
3rd Place – Blake Freeman
Prelims have finished at the 2013 California State YoYo Contest, and the top contenders for the 1A (Single YoYo) division are looking good!
Advancing to finals are:
Wilson Van Gundy
Be sure to check out the live stream here to watch the rest of the event!
CLYW x One Drop are filming a documentary about the ridiculous speed at which they’ve conceived, designed, prototyped, and produced their new collaboration yoyo, the Summit. CLYW team member Charles Haycock is handling the filming/editing duties, and they’ve released this trailer to get us ready for the project. The Summit will be available this weekend at the California State YoYo Contest, and the retail price has been announced as $115, with a limit of one per person.
…and henceforth, 2013 shall be known as “The Glorious Year of So Many Friggin’ YoYo Videos” and all shall rejoice.
Chuck and Jensen are quickly pushing product promo clip videos into high art. Between this promo for the release of the Fools’ Gold Avalanches, their accidental tribute to Mummenschanz, and the CLYW x Raised By Wolves video, CLYW has set the bar impossibly high and truly cemented the look and feel of their brand. All you small manufacturers take note: if your company doesn’t have a personality, you’re doing it wrong.
All the high fives for Chris, Chuck, and Jensen. ALL OF THEM, do you hear me?!?! ALL OF THEM!!!
To celebrate the upcoming collaborative project with Raised by Wolves, we at CLYW decided to send out Jensen Kimmitt and Charles Haycock into the freezing December winter in Edmonton to make a video. We wanted a raw feel with a realistic but impressive perspective on what return tops are all about to go along with the pieces we worked on with the folks at Raised by Wolves.
It took three days and over fifty takes to achieve this single shot. Due to the average temperature of -25C, the shooting had to be split up so that we could run back to the truck to avoid frostbite and the tricks used in the freestyle were adapted over the three days of shooting in order to be hit clean under freezing and windy conditions.
We are very proud on how well this project turned out and hope everyone enjoys the products of our hard work.