Daiki Tanaka is going to melt your face off with this new video. Seriously, strap in.
Fist Salud knows what the deal is! This new trick compilation video features new work from John Ando, Yuuki Spencer, Shu Takada, Drew Tetz, Ayumu Harada, Dee, Igor Galiev, Koichiro Ueta, Hibari, Yoshinori Kawamura, Hajime Miura, Atsushi Yamada, Hank Freeman, Eiji Okuyama, Alex Garcia, Daiki Tanaka, and Petr Kavka. A truly all-star lineup!
Music is NSFW.
44Clash held their pre-event to quality local players to this prestigious contest, and we’ve got video of all competitors!
Check out the Top 3 in each division below, and follow the links to see the rest of the players on the 44Clash YouTube channel.
1st Place – Yamato Murata
2nd Place – Daiki Tanaka
3rd Place – Hidemasa Senba
1st Place – Ryusei Saito
2nd Place – Shuhei Kanai
3rd Place – Michio Kuono
1st Place – Ryosuke Ito
2nd Place – Sora Ishikawa
3rd Place – Hajime Miura
Large contests are the perfect occasion for teams to add new players, and this years Japan National Yo-yo Contest was no exception!
Duncan Crew got a new member at the contest, and oddly enough, not from Japan! Jason Kao, two-time 3A Taiwan National champion, and loyal Duncan fan for several years, is now part of Duncan’s massive sponsored team!
Next up, one of the newer generation’s most talented players, Daiki Tanaka, got a well-deserved spot on the YoYoFactory Contest Team, and joins this impressive group of World Champions!
Finally, C3yoyodesign added Ryuichi Nakamura to their Rising Force team, meaning we can expect great things from him in the very near future!
Freestyles from 800YOYOCLASS Vol.19 are up!
800YOYOCLASS is a regular meeting and practice session held regularly in Kanagawa, Japan. The meeting is FIST SALUD‘s home turf, so these mini freestyle contests are no joke, and often feature legends such as John Ando himself.
This time, we get plenty of action from the younger talents at 800YOYOCLASS. Keep an eye on them, the future World Champion may be right before your eyes!
1st Place – Hajime Miura
2nd Place – Daiki Tanaka
3rd Place – Ryosuke Kawamura
4th Place – Kento Muraoka
When I went to 44CLASH in 2011, Kohta gave us stickers that read “WHO’S GOING TO BE A NEXT GENERATION?” Upon receiving & reading his sticker, Hank pointed to Daiki practicing tricks in the corner and said “That guy. He’s the next generation.” Two contest seasons later, and he is definitely living up to this promise. Dee’s recent clip featuring Daiki for Fist Salud shows you why he’s the future: clever transitions, sophisticated combo construction, and of course his signature cross-armed horizontal circular eli hop banger—what’s not to love?
Two of YoYoFactory’s brightest young superstars, Shu & Daiki, take some time out from their holiday shopping to throw down a quick & fun edit. Daiki’s 1A is on-point as usual, with clean geometry and combo construction, and Shu mixes up the 2A wizardry we’ve come to expect with some equally jaw-dropping 1A. Their two styles complement each other very well, and it’s great to see contest forerunners pushing clean, fun, and innovative tricks even offstage.
This video was brought to us by Dee in the name of that shadowy Japanese superteam we all know & love, FIST SALUD.
Another fantastic Japanese contest clip from Dee of Fist Salud. As we’ve come to expect from Dee’s videos, there’s a good mix of legends (Chris Makita, Kengo Kido, Pon, Rei Iwakura) and new school talent (check out Daiki’s whip thing at :37!)… and also some gleefully uncensored old school hip-hop, so maybe keep those speakers down at work. What we didn’t expect was the enormous red-eyed dragon throwing product into the crowd and playing with devil sticks, but as Maya Nakamura likes to put it, THIS IS JAPAN!