Harrison Lee brings us another great contest recap video, this one for the Hong Kong YoYo Contest. One minute of “wish you were here” from everyone’s favorite micro Canadian.
What major yoyo contest is complete without a recap video from our favorite lil’ Orca, Harrison Lee!? Harrison’s view of the 2015 World YoYo Contest is Tokyo is charming and perfect, and after all the fantastic footage I’ve seen of this event so far THIS is the one that make me tear up a little about missing the contest. 🙁
Thanks Harrison, for another beautiful view of the 2015 World YoYo Contest.
We’ve got full results, scoring breakdowns, and video from the 2015 Western Canada Regionals…congrats to Harrison Lee on taking home top honors!
1st Place – Harrison Lee
2nd Place – Lake Steppan
3rd Place – Matt Yong
1A Junior Division
1st Place – Royce Blackstock
2nd Place – Bryson Burgess
3rd Place – Michael Wang
1st Place – Jeremy McKay
2nd Place – Michael Witteman
3rd Place – Bryson Burgess
Harrison Lee is back on television promoting yoyos to the masses! Check out this fantastic profile piece on Harrison, produced by Canadian TV company Telus.
Harrison Lee comes through again with another great contest recap video! Check out this latest clip from his trip to San Francisco for the 2015 Bay Area Classic yoyo contest.
CLYW player Harrison Lee put up some great press in advance of the BC Provincial Championships this past weekend. Check out the champ’s most recent appearance on Canadian national television.
Yoyo used is the Orca by CLYW.
Harrison Lee brings us another fantastic contest recap video, this one for the 2015 Pacific Northwest Regionals! This one is a quickie, but gives a nice look at the hang-out scene at this contest.
CLYW has officially announced the release date and specs for the Orca! Everyone has been waiting for this one for a while, and initial feedback from the prototypes has been really positive. Check out full details and specs below, as well as a brand new video featuring Harrison Lee, filmed and edited by Kieran Cooper.
The new signature return top for Canadian champion Harrison Lee is ready, and will be available for sale on Saturday, March 28th at 10 pm EST, only at CLYW.ca. The first release is available in five solid colors; Gold, Orange, Green, Clear, and Pink. We’re really proud of this new model! It’s exactly what Harrison wanted, and it’s a real step forward for CLYW. You’re going to love it!
Featuring box art by Japanese artist Yuumi Shiga, the Orca really stands out in the CLYW lineup. Fast and stable with great spin time, you’re going to love the way the Orca plays!
The Orca will be available for $130, with free shipping WORLDWIDE from CLYW.ca.
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CLYW team member Harrison Lee seems to be building up a nice little career for himself as a professional speaker! Check out video from his latest gig, a speaking engagement at Interesting Vancouver. Now in it’s seventh year, Interesting Vancouver is an event that celebrates the uncelebrated, expands the collective vision of what is uniquely possible, and gives people an opportunity to discover interesting new creative pursuits they can apply in their own lives.
Harrison Lee brings us another fantastic contest recap video, this one for the 2014 Las Vegas Open held last month. Such a good time…thanks Harrison!
Harrison Lee is easily one of the most talented and stage-comfortable yoyo players of the last ten years. And just to further cement his legend, he made a special appearance recently on Paul Anthony’s “Talent Time”, a live comedy/variety talk show hosted on the first Thursday of every month at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, and broadcasted on Shaw TV and the Novus Network.
Marvel at the unstoppable awesomeness of Harrison Lee!
Harrison Lee had a brief cameo in the hotly contested Seth Rogan / James Franco comedy, “The Interview”. The movie made headlines all over the world when Sony Pictures decided not to release it due to threats from North Korea, whose leader is depicted (and assassinated) in the film. Then Sony came to their senses and released it anyway, everyone had a good chuckle, and nothing bad happened.
But more importantly, at 16:30 in the film, Seth Rogan is riding in the back of a wagon in China and Harrison Lee is riding shotgun…and throwing a yoyo! I wrote up a quick interview with Harrison for the CLYW site…check it out below.
Now that The Interview has finally been released, we finally got to see Harrison Lee’s cameo!
At 16:30, he’s riding shotgun on a wagon carrying Seth Rogan and a lot of hay as he enters China for a rendezvous with his North Korean contact. You can see him throwing a return top, but it’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kinda deal. I caught up with Harrison to chat a little about his experience.
So Harrison, how did you get involved in The Interview?
About two years ago, I got involved in acting. I have an agent, so my agent booked me for an audition for The Interview since it was filming here. I got the part, not thinking I would actually be playing return top in the movie. On set I was just hanging out and working on some tricks, and once Seth saw me he wanted to incorporate return top play in the movie! (I used a CLYW Yeti, by the way). I thought I would have a longer scene since I was there filming for two days, so it was a little disappointing that it was so short. But still, really cool that I was in the movie!
Have you been actively pursuing a career in acting, or is this just something that you’d like to do on the side?
Just something on the side because it’s fun and different. I actually got into acting because of wanting to improve my yoyo performing.
How much did you actually get to interact with Seth Rogan and James Franco on set?
I never got to meet James, but I got to interact with Seth during my scene and for short times here and there. He was really busy though since he was both acting in the scene I was in, and then directing as well.
Is Seth Rogan a cool guy?
Very cool. In real life he’s just as funny as he is in the movies.
Were high fives exchanged?
LOL, I don’t remember but I want to say yes? Yes! Absolutely!
Anything else you want to say about the experience?
It was really cool! It was really different seeing everything behind the scenes with a movie, like all the props, all the staff, etc. Also pretty cool that I’m listed on IMDB as “YoYo Boy”.
CLYW player Harrison Lee has spoken at TEDx conferences and been on every single news outlet in Canada, and now he’s segueing into a career as a motivational speaker! Check out this great talk he gave recently entitled “Life Is Like A YoYo” for a packed house of people from health & beauty company NuCerity.
Harrison Lee does a lot of things well, but one of our favorites are his contest recap videos. Check out his video recap of the 2014 Canadian Nationals, held in Vancouver last week.