Josh Yee dropped some new videos in his “Trick Moment” series, featuring Chew Hong Joon, Jordan Shen, Stephanie Haight, and William Woon. These aren’t tutorial videos…the tricks aren’t slowed down or broken down. It’s really meant to capture, as the title says, just a moment of play from various players. It’s a neat idea, and we look forward to seeing more!
Josh Yee dropped a couple of his “Trick Moment” videos, featuring perennial favorites Michael Ferdico and Keiran Cooper, and they’re pretty awesome. In a rare moment of cosmic justice, it would appear that the music for Ferdico’s video actually matches his shirt, which we didn’t think was possible.
Ferdico is one of the most talented unsponsored players out there, super underrated and pretty awesome to hang out with. And Keiran’s spot on the Recess team is damn well deserved both for his tricks and his video work. Really, this is an awesome double feature. Thanks, Josh!
Josh Yee celebrates his one year of sponsorship from King Yo Star with his latest video shot in San Francisco’s China Town.
Yoyos used were King Yo Star Hop King 2, Boss Man, and Rainfly
A new yoyo is always a great reason for a trick dump video! Check out the latest from Josh Yee.
Yoyo used is the Pun by King Yo Star.
King Yo Star is doing a pretty sizable push for the new Rapid Light, and team member Josh Yee is the latest to drop a video to promote it.
Yoyo used is the Rapid Light by King Yo Star.
King Yo Star player Josh Yee shows off a few new tricks in this video, filmed around his home city of San Francisco.
Yoyo used is the Prober by King Yo Star.
Josh Yee gives the Rapid a workout in his first video of the year. Nice job!
Yoyo used is the Rapid by King Yo Star.
Josh Yee put together a crazy 9-minute video recap of the 2013 US National YoYo Contest that’s definitely worth setting aside the time to watch. Plenty of great talent in there, and Josh’s video skills get better with every release. It’s almost like being there, minus the sunburn and the festive smell of homeless people peeing in the bushes.
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.
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
Looks like these three have gotten themselves into a one throw 5A battle over on the YoyoExpert forum. You should check the videos out below and vote for your favorite on the YoyoExpert forum. I won’t tell you who I voted for (okay, it was Robbie), but really great stuff from all three.