Professional YoYo Performer Justin Weber has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for a full production run of the Chameleon, his ultra-oversized yoyo designed for long-string performances. At 80.3 mm it’s the biggest yoyo available anywhere, and even if you’re not a performer you’re gonna want one of these for your collection. They look amazing! Learn more about the project below, and then click over to IndieGoGo to show your support and help Justin make his dream come true. There are just a couple of days left to support this project…hurry up and pre-order yours now!
Apparently, giant yoyos aren’t just for people trying to get into the record books. Back in 1986, a couple of inventive pranksters built a giant yoyo and hung it from the Portlandia statue in Portland, Oregon. Marked only with “Portland YoYo Co.”, the yoyo was about 24 inches in diameter and weighed about 40 pounds. And it was a lovely shade of orange.
Thanks to Ben McPhee for tipping us off to this article at OregonLive.com!
Veteran yoyo performer John Higby has some pretty amazing stuff in his show, but one of the coolest things is a gigantic yoyo made from a walking globe. He’s been using it in his show for a year now, but he just released a cool video showing how it was made. Really neat!