Hungarian home slice Viktor Kollar shows off the not-yet-released Freehand Pro in this new video.
Monkeyfinger’s Will Hahn gives up a smooth 5A video for the benefit of all those people wondering why no one plays 5A anymore. Thanks, Will!
Yoyo used is the Monkeyfinger Tri-B.
Tyler Severance is gearing up for a run at the 2015 World YoYo Contest, and with the launch of his new company that means we get a new counterweight video. Which is most definitely a good thing.
Yoyo used is the Recess Weekend.
Ryosuke Kawamura just totally made my week!
Shingo Terada remains one of my favorite 5A players of all time, and he was a HUGE early influence on the entire style of play. His 5A repeaters remain some of the hardest to pull of smoothly, as he reminded me last time I was in Japan when after an hour of struggling neither Petr Kavka nor I could do any of them.
Shingo Terada is still my go-to player when people ask me how to smooth out their yoyo play, and it’s exciting that he’s not only still competing (and doing well), but that he’s been practicing for 2015 Worlds!
Return top used is the CLYW Wooly Marmot 2.
Check out some more slow-motion 5A goodness from Artem Sadriev’s “Old Gold” video series. Stellar!
Daigo Komiya gives up a fresh blast of first-person 5A that makes me feel like I should be typing less and practicing more. Crazy.
Yoyo used is the Markmont Classic by One Drop.
Duncan player Yoshihiro Abe gives up some really fun 5A play in his newest video. I have a soft spot for 5A players, but Yoshihiro is still really damn good.
Yoyo used is the Barracuda by Duncan Toys.
The Philippines’ Paolo Alto is celebrating 5A May (even if everyone else has forgotten, c’mon you guys) with a new video filled with some really legit counterweight play. Check it out! And congrats to Paolo on recently being picked up by YoYofficer as a sponsored player!
Yoyo used is the YoYofficer Hatchet 2.
Yoyorecreation player Ryota Torigoe is definitely one of the top counterweight players in the world right now, and the reversal combos in this video are crazy good!
Yoyo used is the Sleipnir by YoYoRecreation.
Yoyo player Daigo Komiya gives us a counterweight video (something we don’t see much of lately) and the announcement that he has left the Werrd team. Seems like Werrd is going through a reorganization…looking forward to seeing a reboot of their brand.
Yoyo used is the Chik by One Drop.
YoYoRecreation dropped a new video for counterweight player Ryota Torigoe, and that Green Triangle at 0:40 is a top notch banger!
Yoyo used is the YoYoRecreation Laser.
Strap in and enjoy some solid counterweight play from Artem Sadriev. We’ve been getting more counterweight videos lately…keep ’em coming!
Yoyo used is the Code 2 – Nautilus by One Drop.
The results are in for the 5A Division at the 2014 World YoYo Contest…Takeshi Maatsura from Japan is once again the World Champion!
1 Takeshi Matsuura 94.4
2 Jake Elliott 84.7
3 Sora Ishikawa 82.6
4 Naoya Takeuchi 58.0
5 Ko Kwan Ho 57.1
6 Ian Loh 51.9
7 Chase Baxter 51.0
8 Petr Kavka 50.9
9 Daniel Budai 50.4
10 Min Soo Kim 46.7
11 David Molnár 45.5
12 Brian Leung Pak Wai 38.6
13 Matthew Gallacher 35.0
14 Maciek Cwynar 31.7
15 George Stoyanov 29.7
16 Petr Míka 20.7
– Marco Riechen – DQ
Czech player Petr Mika gets his counterweight on in this new video. What do you think…does he have a shot at Worlds?