In a brief post on his Facebook page, Shingo “Terry” Terada announced his resignation from Duncan Crew after 12 years on the team.
Dec.23 2014, I leave Duncan Crew.
I don’t compete contests for a long time. it was not good for me and Duncan.
Still love Duncan yo-yo and Duncan Crew family. So I leave the Crew.
Thank you for all support from Duncan Toys. Thank you…
In addition to the 2001 World Title in the X Division, Terry also won UTYJ (Japan Nationals) in 2001 and 2002, always with unmatched elegance in both 4A and 5A.
In a time when 4A yo-yos were thinner than today’s 1A average, his technique was flawless.
5A play also owes immensely to Terry’s innovations, such as e-fans and beestings, which allowed counterweight play to move from its experimental roots to an established yo-yo division.
See you around, Terry!