The 2015 Eastern Canadian Regional yoyo contest has come to a close and the new champion has been crowned. Congratulations to Benson Fok for taking home the gold in both 1A and Open. Be sure to check out the Canadian YoYo Association YouTube channel for the rest of the freestyles.
This video is recommended for audiences 21+.
The World Yo-Yo Contest 2015 held official after-parties on every night (Nights 1 through 4) after the contest. It was well organized, and incredibly helpful to have an officially sanctioned event. It helped unify everyone after the contest, despite everyone staying at different hotels. I think this should be a case-study for future contests, in terms of unification of players, and for monetization purposes. (Yoyo players like to party!) Details of the after-party structure can be found here: http://tokyo15.com/en/world-yo-yo-party/
The 5th night was at a nightclub in Shibuya, Tokyo, where DJ Kohta was spinning. We drank and danced until the sun came up and the trains started again.
Personal thanks to Dimi. Tokyo was too much for one person to take in, so Dimi helped shoot with another camera over several nights. So many of the great shots you see in this video were thanks to him. Without his support, this video would not have been possible. Thank you, Dimi. For more of his photos, follow him on instagram at @iam_dimi.
Music is サマーナイツ (Summernights) by Alejandro Dale.
It can be found on Soundcloud here.
Thank you for watching.
There isn’t much time left to support the We Are Throwers documentary on IndieGoGo, but the organizers are offering up a special giveaway to sweeten the deal!
Three lucky winners who support the We Are Throwers campaign will win a FULL SET of the new Rebellion by YoYoRecreation line! Three lucky winners will each receive an Acro, Butcher, and Golyat from Rebellion, the new budget brand designed by YoYoRecreation.
Here’s what you have to do to win:
1. Contribute any amount to the We Are Throwers campaign.
2. Post the photo above on Instagram, and tag @wearethrowers, #WeAreThrowers, #RebellionYoYo & #yoyonews.
3. The organizers pick three lucky winners at the end of the campaign to receive a special prize pack with a full set of the new Rebellion yoyos!
That’s it! Super simple!
Ed Haponik just finished making some amazing fixed-axle tutorials for YoYoExpert.com and to celebrate they thought an epic fixed-axle contest was in order!
Every few days Ed will be posting a video on the YoYoExpert forum of a trick. You will have three days to film yourself successfully hitting that trick and post a link on the forums.
This will be a knockout style contest. You must compete in every round from the start of the contest and everyone who successfully completes the trick will move on. If you cannot complete a trick then you will be eliminated and cannot compete in the next round.
Once one round ends, the next will begin. The contest rounds will get increasingly difficult and will go on until we have one winner!
– Must use fixed axle yo-yo to compete.
– Must show yo-yo/axle to verify it is fixed axle in beginning of video.
– Must post video link (Youtube or Instagram) within 3 days of Ed’s posted trick.
– Must hit the trick correctly (Ed will judge) or you will be eliminated.
– Must compete in all rounds of contest from the beginning to qualify to move on.
– Once eliminated you cannot compete in any following rounds.
Get to Round 2 and Win – 10% OFF YOYOEXPERT COUPON CODE!
Get to Round 4 and Win – 20% OFF YOYOEXPERT COUPON CODE!
RUNNER-UP PRIZE – An Ed Haponik Signed No Jive!
GRAND PRIZE – Last person standing wins a Broke Village Fidalgo & Ed Signed Play Simply No Jive!
Fixed Axle Yo-Yos:
CONTEST BEGINS IN ONE WEEK ON APRIL 24!
This post sponsored by YoYoExpert.
The folks at Monkeyfinger are giving away a one-of-a-kind Caesar yoyo for Christmas, compete with some of their custom lube and Buff yoyo polish, all packaged in a custom wooden box. Neato!
Here are the instructions they sent on how to enter…contest ends on Dec. 30th. Be sure to visit their post on Facebook for full details on where to post your entries.
T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the lab, not a creature was stirring, not even the genetically spliced monkey crab.
The scientist had cleaned all their beakers with glee in the hopes that Saint Nick places Return Tops under kids tree.
Wishes for Geladas and Evil Yo’s were mailed to the Big Elf, but perhaps a special yo-yo would round out the collectors shelf.
A limited edition model loved by trick crafters, the artist proof Caesar, would send joy through the rafters.
Such a rare luxury, the demand would surely rise! So instead let’s give it away as a prize.
To win such a rarity there must be rules. Take a holiday story, rewrite it for you.
A few dozen words in the style of a classic could win you a Caesar, we might even wrap it.
With the understanding that Christmas is only a day away, you have until the 30th to send stories our way.
I Monkey in a Santa suit will read the entries over dinner and based on the quality, crown one story the winner.
Masanobu Iwata writes to send us a report and great news for the US 44FESTA fans!
The 10th edition of 44FESTA was held back on October, and everyone got the usual 44FESTA mix of serious yoyoing and fun for all!
The freestyle contest there is pretty serious. If you can’t wait for the Japanese contest season to start, I highly recommend checking these out!
The winners of this edition were:
- Yamato Murata (again!)
- Hajime Miura
- Daiki Tanaka
- Yuji Aida
- Yuya Yatani
The official website has tons of pictures from the freestyle contest, including this:
That’s the one and only Birthday Boy HASSY!
Two very special guests were in attendance: Mr. sOMEThING Hiroyuki Suzuki, who acted as judge and demoed for the audience, and Professor “Pon” Ishihara, who conducted this edition’s mini-contest:
The mini-contest had teams of four drawing yo-yo related themes. Here are some gems:
And a special announcement for all those attending the Las Vegas Open / Skillcon in December!
Masanobu Iwata, HASSY and Jun Taniguchi will all be in Vegas running a 44FESTA booth with goods and a few surprises! Be sure to say hi to the duck crew in a couple of weeks!
Did you catch this video from Paul Kerbel the other day?
Well, now you have a chance to show off your skill and win prizes from Paul Kerbel and YoYoFactory! Check out the full details from YoYoFactory below, and good luck!
Go Beyond. Push limits.Rules:Upload your Best 1min+ combo Video Contest.Points awarded for difficulty, risk, number of elements performed. Points deducted for pauses and repeated elements.First 10 2min+ combos (no significant pauses or repetition) win a Special engraved YoYoFactory Horizon.MUST USE YOYOFACTORY HORIZONContest runs: Dec 10 2014 – Jan 1 2015 (all videos MUST be uploaded by Jan 1).Winners announced and prizes shipped Jan 14 2015.Judge: Paul Kerbel (judges decision is FINAL)1st Prize receives 1 of 1 special edition HORIZON + YYF YoYo Bag + 2 solid color HORIZON2nd Prize recieves 2 solid color HORIZON3rd Splash HorizonUpload videos on YOUTUBE and send link to email@example.com (who will confirm video received).NO regenerations.
The first day of 44Clash has finished, and the results are in! There was a ton of amazing talent in prelims today…the players who are moving to finals are listed, along with photos of full results.
1st – Hirotaka Akiba – 73.9
2nd – Igor Galiev – 69.4
3rd – Yusuke Otsuka – 68.5
4th – Akitoshi Tokubuchi – 68.1
5th – Eric Tran-ton – 66.3
6th – Hidemasa Senba – 65.7
7th – Shion Araya – 61.5
8th – Tatsuya Fujisaka – 61.1
9th – Kento Muraoka – 60.8
1st – Tomoyuki Kaneko – 70.2
2nd – Kiwamu Ebata – 64.3
3rd – Toshiaki Onuma – 61.1
4th – Takumi Nagase – 53.5
5th – Yuki Yamaguchi – 50.5
1st – Mizuki Takimoto – 69.2
2nd – Tomoya Kurita – 69.2
3rd – Eric Tran-ton – 60.4
4th – Yuto Yamaguchi – 54.2
1st – Bryan Figueroa – 85.3
2nd – Keita Kido – 80.2
3rd – Tsubasa Onishi – 67.5
4th – Takumi Yasumoto – 66.8
5th – Yuki Uchida – 65.4
6th – Shinya Muraki – 63.3
7th – Lee Min Woo – 57.0
1st – Sojun Miyamura – 67.4
2nd – Yoshihiro Abe – 61.4
3rd – Daigo Komiya – 57.4
4th – Naoya Takeuchi – 57.3
5th – Ryota Torigoe – 55.7
1st – Hayato Watanabe – 83.8
2nd – Shun Tanaka – 65.4
3rd – Syo Takano – 64.2
4th – Yukinaga Oya – 62.5
5th – Hiroki Abe – 61.3
6th – Yuichiro Kubo – 59.2
7th – Yosuke Akiba – 56.3
8th – Takumi Isobe – 53.3
9th – Masahiro Kudo – 52.5
10th – Hideya Watanabe – 47.9
11th – Koki Suwa – 47.5
12th – Erika Suda – 47.5
13th – Fumiya Nishio – 35.4
Results are in for the 2014 Austrian National YoYo Contest! Check out video of all the winners below.
1st Place – Nicolas Jendretzki – 100
2nd Place – Lukas Galos – 73.00
3rd Place – Phillip Szkokan – 68.97
4th Place – Timotheus Schroer – 62.39
5th Place – Florian Kock – 54.74
6th Place – Martin Siegrist – 43.20
1A Open Freestyle
1st Place – Gabriel Szalay – 91.42
2nd Place – David Molnar – 85.32
3rd Place – Viktor Kollar – 81.73
4th Place – David Bolgarfalvy – 79.87
5th Place – Joe Black – 67.19
6th Place – Mikhail Novikov – 62.94
7th Place – Norbert Jenei – 57.33
8th Place – Eric Klesken – 45.54
9th Place – Levente Mecser – 45.22
10th Place – Gabor Kocsis – 44.99
1A Semi-Pro Freestyle
1st Place – Jakob Urban – 95.60
2nd Place – Leonardo Schroeer – 79.50
3rd Place – Felix Passler – 26.45
1st Place – Harald Klemm – 100
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2nd Place – Phillip Szkokan – 57.42
3rd Place – Jakob Urban – 48.69
4th Place – Florian Kock – 45.18
5th Place – Martin Siegrist – 31.88
6th Place – Timotheus Schoreer – 18.38
X Division Freestyle
1st Place – Norbert Jenei – 95.05
2nd Place – David Molnar – 93.21
3rd Place – Viktor Kollar – 62.05
4th Place – Johannes Voggenthaler – 33.93
5th Place – Mikhail Novikov – 22.30
CLYW is giving away some great prizes for a photo contest on Instagram…check out the full details below.
Throw your antlers up, and win prizes from CLYW!
It’s been a tradition at major contests for CLYW to get a picture of the team with everyone making the international sign of the moose. And now you can get in on the action and win sweet prizes!
Just take a picture of yourself with your antlers up, and post it to Instagram. In order for us to find your entry you MUST do two things:
1. Include the phrase “CLYW Antler Contest” in the photo description.
2. Use hashtag #clyw.
We’ll pick three random, lucky winners on Friday, November 14th to win these fabulous prizes:
1st Place – CLYW Hulk Smash Puffin 2, New CLYW 5-Panel Hat, & CLYW Kendama
2nd Place – New CLYW 5-Panel Hat & CLYW Kendama
3rd Place – New CLYW 5-Panel Hat
One entry per person, please. Contest ends at noon EST on Friday, November 14th. Good luck!
Our newest YoYoNews contributor, Piotrek Smietana, was the official videographer for the 2014 Duncan Toys International YoYo Championship held this past August at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida. Piotrek brought his skill and craftsmanship to the event, and this video really gives you a great idea of what it was like to be at this top-level contest with some of the best yoyo players in the world.
The players at UnitYo in the Czech Republic put together a great clip video from the recent SLYZ yoyo contest. It’s got some highlights form the contest freestyles, as well as plenty of great tricks from other players in attendance. Good stuff!