Brandon Vu put together a fun tutorial for a great trick that incorporates some iconic elements from both Zach Gormley and Eric Tran-ton. Lots of good stuff in here…enjoy!
HEY ERIC WHEN ARE WE GETTING ANOTHER FULL VIDEO FROM YOU THIS TEASER IS JUST TOO MUCH MAN
Who’s got two thumbs and can’t get enough of Eric Tran-Ton?
(And also me.)
Yoyo used is the FPM+UNPRLD Corruption.
You don’t see a lot of yoyo players throwing to jazz for a few reasons, not the least of which is that many of them simply don’t have the chops for it. Eric Tran-ton has the chops for it. Settle in and enjoy one of the best videos of the year.
Yoyo used is the UNPRLD Ignite.
Zach Gustafson sent us this video he shot at the 2016 Minnesota State YoYo Contest…a greatest hits trick compilation from some of the players in attendance. Good stuff!
We’ve got a new video, filmed during Midwest Regionals, and it’s a bruiser. Some solid yoyo play from Alec Campbell, Eric Tran-Ton, Robbie Graham, and Gavin Lent.
Music is NSFW.
Eric Tran-ton had one of our favorite 3A routines at the 2013 World YoYo Contest, and now he’s the subject of the latest player promo video by YoYo Store Rewind. Eric is one of our favorite modern 3A players, and definitely a name to watch in the 2014 contest season.
Yoyos used in the video are the Werrd Fruiture and Minute.
Eric Tran-Ton just released a new 3A video (finally) and it is well worth the watch. Eric had a break out year in both 1A and 3A at the World Yo-Yo Contest hitting his best routines ever for both divisions. Eric is a forced to be reckoned with in 3A holding it down for the Midwestern players. Check out some of the best 3A the United States has to offer with his incredibly technical tricks, beautiful transitions and mounts and his mind blowing stall banger. Hopefully videos like this keep inspiring more players to pick up another yo-yo.
This video is recommended for audiences 18 years and older.
Youtube version here.
Because it is my regional contest, The Bay Area Classic is dear to my heart. Currently held in San Francisco, CA, the BAC always manages to bring together many of the world’s greatest players.
Since I personally never compete, I am always a spectator on the sidelines. I don’t mind this. In fact, I embrace it. Very rarely do you see me without my trusty camera. Since 1998, I have shot video at pretty much every yoyo event I’ve gone to. Some people have said that my work has documented the growth and change of yoyoing over the past 15 years. While I don’t feel I’m worthy of such high praise, I do feel that my videos have made a large impact in the yoyo community. That is why when the BAC committee asked me if I was willing to help shoot freestyles for the event, I gladly accepted. This acceptance, however, came with a downside.
This year, BAC ran freestyles throughout the day (as opposed to the end of the day). While this made everything run much smoother, it meant that I was unable to film tricks for a clip video since I would be busy with freestyles all day. I was pretty bummed, as I really enjoy making clip videos. So, to get my “documenting fix” in, I decided to shoot photographs and maybe hope that I could grab some good video footage at the Official BAC BBQ on Sunday.
My initial video plan was to make a video that showed people hanging out at the BAC BBQ. I wanted to make a sequel to last year’s BAC video, but this time focus on the players themselves, instead of their tricks. I wanted to show all of us hanging out, laughing, having a good time, making up and sharing tricks, and relaxing after a tough competition. This was the plan until I got home and realized that the photos I had taken all weekend showed a much more interesting story.
Over the course of the weekend, I shot approximately 2000 photos using a combination of my iPhone, Lumix LX7, and Sony NEX-5N using (primarily) a 8mm fisheye. If you were in my vicinity at any point this weekend, odds are I took your picture.
Inspired by Kohta’s EYYC 2012 video, this BAC 2013 video shows a different side of the contest filled with friends, family, spirits, camaraderie, yoyoing, and kendama.
Werrd 2K13 Hour Specs:
- 60mm diameter
- 41.5mm wide
- 4.7mm gap
- 65.5 grams
- K-pad response
- Center Trac Bearing
- BluePrint String
Splash Anodised (multiple colors)
Gold Anodized (for the pimp look)
Silver Anodized (for stage bling)
According to Stu:
I revised the weight distribution to see if we could speed up the Hour on the string a little. This is tricky for such a large diameter yoyo but I was able to do this by adding percentage weight to the rim and increasing spin time while actually making the 2K13 Hour lighter and more maneuverable. Success.The Werrd Bounty is still up for grabs and the Hour and 2K13 Hour are the current weapons of choice. Before Worlds we will add another yoyo (or maybe 2) to the eligible Bounty yoyo arsenal.Limited pieces of the 2K13 Hour will be pre-released at Japan Nationals this weekend. For Japan Nationals Werrd is attending in force; flying in, fresh off his BAC 3A Win is Eric Tran-ton. Australian National Champion Vu Ho and Yu Tsumura will also be in attendance as well as the heart beat of Werrd – Stu Brown and Andrew Savage.
Sounds like huge things are in store for Werrd…we’ll update with more info as we’re able to get it. In the meantime, check out the team and new throws at Japan Nationals this weekend! Stu hinted to me that there might be some more new releases at Japan Nationals if they make it in time…we’ll find out soon!
1st – TIE!! – Gentry Stein & Luis Enrique
3rd – Paul Kerbel
1st – Joseph Harris
2nd – Patrick Mitchell
3rd – Yoshi Mikamoto
1st – Eric Tran-ton
2nd – Elliot Ogawa
3rd – Patrick Borgerding
1st – Michael Nakamura
2nd – Bryan Figueroa
3rd – Zac Rubino
1st – Tyler Severance
2nd – Josh Yee
3rd – Elliot Jackson