Owen Ekblad comes out swinging in his first video of 2016. Owen is a solid player with some interesting trick construction choices, and definitely worth checking out.
Danish yoyo player Jens Vase is crazy good, and this video has style to spare. Keep an eye on him!
Yoyo used is the Gnarwhal 2 by CLYW.
CLYW dropped a pile of Gnarwhal 2s at YoYoExpert last night, and along with them came a new video from team member Adam Brewster. Long considered a “player’s favorite”, Adam always brings unique, interesting concepts and trick construction to the table.
Yoyo used is the Gnarwhal 2 by CLYW.
The Gnarwhal 2 is an indefectible example of the play benefits of a mid-size yoyo…all the stability of a full-size model and the speed and liveliness of an undersized throw. Mid-sized yoyos are something of an anomaly in the yoyo industry; never as fashionable as full-size yoyos for competitors, and not as economical as most undersized throws. They’re arduous to execute well, but as you’d expect CLYW has done an prodigious job with the Gnarwhal 2. It functions every bit as thoroughly as the rest of their wares, while coming in just a bit smaller, lighter, and faster than the rest of their models. The Gnarwhal 2 traverses through tricks with alacrity, leaves plenty of room for even the most complicated of mounts, and moves faster than most players can probably regulate. The speed of the yoyo is probably its only downfall, as many players lack the mastery to be able to reign in a yoyo that moves this expeditiously.
Beautifully machined and finished, the Gnarwhal 2 is right at home in the CLYW lineup. Our review model is the “Concrete Blizzard” color way, which is an admirable anodization scheme that looks marvelous either still or spinning. The Gnarwhal 2 arrives in CLYW’s quintessential stamped brown box, featuring revised Gnarwhal artwork by the incomparable Jason Week. CLYW’s branding is uncomplicated, sincere, and leaves a lasting impression…which is everything that branding should be. The architecture of the yoyo is an appealing refinement of the original Gnarwhal that looks as comfortable and appealing as it feels. CLYW yoyos are not elaborate, and rarely feature engraving of any kind but this feeds directly into their brand aesthetic and it fits superbly.
At $135 retail, the Gnarwhal 2 is an exceptional yoyo at a premium price. Not a casual purchase, but if you’re a dedicated player then it’s hard to refute the value once this yoyo is in your hand. For a well-designed machine whose capabilities will surely exceed your own skill, the price is most reasonable.
CLYW has announced that as an early Christmas present for their fans, they are opening up a limited number of pre-orders for the next production run of the Yeti. Shipping out on January 15th, there’s a special bonus for this batch…one lucky order at random will also get a FREE Gnarwhal 2.
Get those orders in quick…this next batch is going to sell out quick! Available only at CLYW.ca.
Andrew Maider put together a great video to promote tonight’s release of the Gnarwhal 2 over at CLYW.ca. It drops at 7 PM MST, and looks to be a pretty stellar overhaul of an already popular throw. We’ve got pics and full specs up HERE if you haven’t seen them already.
Also: Daaaaaaaamn, Andrew!
CLYW is releasing the new Gnarwhal 2 this Friday, November 22nd at 7 PM MST and we’ve got pics and full specs! CLYW is releasing the Gnarwhal 2 along with the new Arctic Circle: Second Expedition, the first production run of colored Yetis, new CLYW string, and plenty of CLYW apparel. This is a HUGE release for CLYW, and their first major release since they made the announcement that all new products would be sold direct.
Check out full specs and pics of the new Gnarwhal 2 below!