In CLYW’s second episode of Vlog Cabin we find out the secret to getting sponsored, a few people win t-shirts, and someone else gets a chance to win a CLYW Kayak yoyo prototype.
CLYW dropped a new Cabin Tutorial, this one featuring guest star Michael Ferdico! In case you missed it, the Bird just won the 2017 California State YoYo Championship this weekend! Perfect timing for a guest spot, huh?
Yoyo used is the CLYW Manatee.
CLYW launched their “Vlog Cabin” weekly video series! Helmed by team member Aaron Davis, the first episode gives us a layout of what to expect from future installments, catches us up on what Aaron has been doing lately, and gives viewers a chance to win some “old school” Yeti Fist t-shirts from the CLYW archives.
Note: Commenting on this article won’t enter you to win, but if you head to YouTube and comment there, you have a chance!
The CLYW team got together at the 2017 European YoYo Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia for all the usual stuff…yoyo tricks, laughing, arm wrestling, yoyo tricks, drinking beverages, dance parties, hangovers, and more yoyo tricks. Always amazing.
Featuring Andrew Maider, Petr Kavka, Palli Gudmundsson, Nuu Gatowsky, David Kreibich, Tomas Vyletel, and Alec Campbell.
CLYW team member Ernest Kahn brings some old skool style to this weeks Cabin Tutorial with his combo “Watch Me Whip”. Whip tricks fell out of favor a bit as slack became more popular, but a well-executed whip combo still looks amazing on stage. This is a good one to learn for anyone who regularly performs for non-player.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Igloo.
Andrew Maider delivers the weekly Cabin Tutorial yoyo tutorial video from CLYW with this great original trick that should keep you busy for a minute. There are lots of great elements in here, so plenty to build your own tricks from.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Orca.
Ernest Kahn really knows his way around a repeater. Not since the glory days of Guy Wright (we miss you, Guy) have we so many consistently fun and enjoyable repeaters from a single player. Fantastic!
Yoyo used is the CLYW Chief.
Ernest Kahn knows how to make yoyoing look fun, doesn’t he? Check out his latest repeater tutorial, produced by CLYW.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Igloo.
James Gilroy just dropped one of the best trick dump videos I’ve seen in a while. Plenty of new tricks built off a similar concept…both a great example of how his creative process works, and for the eagle-eyed rookies out there this is an amazing learning tool for how to create and evolve your own tricks. Highest of fives, James.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Puffin 2.
CLYW dropped another Cabin Tutorial video, featuring team member Tessa Piccillo and her multiple degrees of badassery. Dig in!
Yoyo used is the CLYW Blizzard.
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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Ann Connolly’s latest video blog finds her apartment loaded with yoyo players gearing up for EYYC! Gentry Stein, Andrew Maider, and Palli Gudmundsson all stopped by for dinner (orange chicken w/white rice) and so that Gentry could help Andrew with his freestyle. And then we got a sneak peek of Ann’s new signature edition of the Shutter, with a sweet looking purple-to-pink fade!
CLYW team member and amazing man-bun transit system Michael Kurti is the star of the latest episode of YoYoExpert’s “Trick Theory” video series. Check out some of Kurti’s signature tricks, shot in glorious hi-def slow motion, and get his take on why he does what he does.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Igloo.