After winning the National YoYo Championship in 2012, CLYW‘s Zach Gormley spent a few moments filming with Sector Y. In just a few minutes, he was able to demonstrate amazing tricks that consistently push the envelope of innovation. At under a minute-and-a-half, this video is a dense look at modern trick composition and theory. It will take several views to fully grasp the direction that Zach has taken with his unique style of yoyoing, and we can’t wait to see the influence of Zach’s style permeate the yoyosphere over the next several years.
Greatness is often misconceived as some kind of eccentric ability that is some how built into a person from birth. While this can’t really be proven or disproven, I believe that true greatness is a combination of natural talent and just plain hard work. You can see it in some people, we all know one or two who have that certain magic about them. Some turn out to seemingly fulfill their destiny while others fade away into mediocrity; held back by fears and doubt. Work ethic is the deciding factor in the cultivation of that one in a million spark that those few people possess.
To call Chase Hadden a prodigy may be saying too much or quite possibly not enough. The kid is just plain dope at everything he touches. Toys become instruments, instruments become fluid expressions, the simplest of concepts are transformed from mundane to multi-faceted. It’s all there: an entire skill-set and vision just waiting to be unleashed on the masses. The only question is what will become of the person behind the undeniable talent? In my heart, and I don’t say this often, but I really believe that this kid has something special to share with the world. I hope he puts the work in that is necessary to do justice to such an impressive mind.
On that note I would like to formally introduce the newest member of the CLYW team and my good friend, Chase Hadden.
-World Yo-Yo Champion, Jensen Kimmitt
Congratulations to Chase and CLYW!
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)
CLYW‘s Zach Gormley is starting the new year on top with his first contest win of the season at the Northern Colorado YoYo Invitational. Zach is THE player to beat this year, and good luck trying because from this clip he looks unstoppable. From his freestyle performances to his work with Isaac Sams and Innovation Movement and the hugely successful release of his signature yoyo, the Arctic Circle….Zach, you have our attention!
CLYW has announced that Michael Kurti is the newest addition to their contest and demonstration team! Michael is a solid player who’s unique and flowing style is going to be a perfect fit for CLYW.
Congrats to Michael and CLYW!
Harrison Lee, the shortest member of CLYW, does it again with this solid video. We’re all currently wondering what he’s going to get first: driver’s license or World YoYo Title. Fantastic control and composition…did CLYW find this kid or assemble him from the parts of other yoyo players?
We all saw and marveled over the amazing video that CLYW released to tease this collaboration, now we finally have pics of the actual yoyos.
CLYW has dropped pics of their collaboration with Canadian clothing brand, Raised By Wolves. This limited edition Canvas will only be available at raisedbywolves.ca…no release date or price announced yet, but we’ll update this post when we have more info.
New video from the arctic wilderness of Norway! WE LOVE YOU, PEKKA!
First video of 2013 from Poland’s Backspin. I have no idea why that one dude keeps punching the air, but I think he’s having a really good time. Also, the video is titled “Backspin Office” but it’s in a bedroom. So I’m not sure what kind of business they’re in, but I think it involves a lot of napping. Featuring Grzegorz ‘Plamek’ Wójcik, and Piotrek Śmietana.
New video from Adam Brewster, who is one of those people who has always been known as a “player’s player”. Along with players like Justin Weber, Jon Gates, and Sid, Adam is a pioneer of trick composition and his play just oozes with a completely unique style.
Fedor Karpenko gives us a great single shot / single throw video featuring the CLYW Cliff.