Yoshihiro Abe shows off some smooth 5A in this promo video for the upcoming Duncan Counter Punch. We’ve got a review sample here and it’s a super nice yoyo (Spotlight coming soon!) but ours didn’t come with a counterweight…will this be the new 5A flagship model from Duncan?
Kazuma Miyakawa has joined CoreCo, and if that means we are gonna keep getting 5A videos like this, lemme tell you we are HERE for it. Congrats to CoreCo on the pickup and congrats to Kazuma on joining the eatingest team in the yoyo industry.
Yoyo used is the CoreCo Parser.
5A ain’t dead yet, kids. Check out the latest from Denny Ko Kwan Ho, and get inspired.
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Gamma Crash.
Shingo Terada is STILL one of the smoothest and most natural counterweight players in the world, and one of the best of all time.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Raptor.
Takeshi Matsuura crushes our hopes and dreams with one minute of pure and unbeatable 5A badassery in this new video. Here’s the thing…you may have won, but if you didn’t beat Takeshi, you aren’t the champ. He’s the high water mark.
Yoyo used is the Turning Point Palpitation.
Kazuma Miyakawa brings some fun and original 5A play in this new video showing off his signature edition Candy Dice. Nice work!
Yoyo used is the iYoYo Kickstart Pro.
Shingo Terada is bring his Candy Dice counterweights to the new re-design of the Duncan Toys Raptor and the results look pretty good! Instant success: if you want to promote a 5A yoyo, put it in the hands of the smoothest 5A player who ever lived. And does Candy Dice in a video for a Shingo Terada edition of the Raptor mean we’re finally going to have a full commercial release of Candy Dice?
UPDATE: Just got word from Duncan that the new Raptor will retail for $40 and come with caps and Candy Dice! And that molded nylon Candy Dice will be available separately at a $5 retail price. Woo hoo!
Yoyo used is the Duncan Raptor.
Congratulations to Josh Yee, the 2017 US National YoYo Contest 5A Champion!
Check out full results and scoring breakdowns below.
Daiju Okamura turns in some solid counterweight tricks in this new video for upstart counterweight brand, Candy Dice. Operated by former Duncan Crew member and all around 5A legend Shingo Terada, Candy Dice are 3D printed counterweights in a classic dice shape but with a groove around the outside that lets you just throw the slip knot around it. Quick and easy!
Yoyo used is the One Drop Gradient.
YoYoNews has full results and scoring breakdowns for the 5A Division of the 2017 World YoYo Contest! Congratulations to 2017 World YoYo Champion Takuma Inoue!
Shingo Terada just dropped a new video to promote his Candy Dice counterweights, and it’s loaded with crazy good 5A play! Check out fresh tricks from Daigo Komiya, Takafumi Endo, Kazuma Miyakawa, and Bryan Jardin.
Daigo Komiya slides in a little something right at the end of the month for 5A May. Nice work!
Yoyo used is the One Drop Chik.
Ryan Gee serves up a tutorial for his 5A trick “Astro Swing”, and it’s exactly the kind of ridiculous, fun trick everyone should have in their pocket to make non-players oooh and ahhh. That, and throwing really high aerials. If you can do that consistently, they’ll think you’re a wizard.
Yoyo used is the Yoyofficer Kilter 3.
Josh Yee delivers some nice counterweight tricks in his latest video. It’s a little on the moody side, so if you’re already having a bummer of a day you might wanna come back to it later, but the tricks are pretty solid.
Yoyo used is the Axis Mixtape.