Josh Yee brings us a great highlights reel from this past weekend’s 2017 California State YoYo Championship. Featuring a ton of players, including Alann “Hotpocket” Herrera, Daniel Flaherty, Zac Rubino, Michael Ferdico, Keiran Cooper, Ernest Kahn, and more.
Nehemiah Peterson’s “Tech Creators” project just released its second video featuring Harrison Lee, Colin Beckford, Paul Dang, Keiran Cooper, and plenty more. Good stuff? Good stuff.
Keiran Cooper said:
Opting out of competing at this year’s PNWR yielded arguably the most fun I’ve had at a yo-yo competition
and after watching this video, we agree. Looks like PNWR was an absolute blast, and huge thanks to Keiran for putting together such a beautiful love letter to this contest.
The Scales Collective is at it again with another podcast that brings an influential force in the yoyo industry to the front. Seth Peterson talks with Keiran Cooper and Patrick Canny about Save Deth, the first lifestyle brand in the yoyo industry and a huge creative force in the “mid school” period just after the Hyper YoYo boom died out.
Seth Peterson is one of the most influential yo-yo players of all time, but unlike most, it’s for more than just his tricks.
Seth led a very inspiring yo-yo movement called Save Deth, in which he had travelled with Dave Poyzer all over the United States and filmed amazing yo-yo content, whether it be at contests or just in a casual scene. On top of this, Seth’s attention to design and detail in all aspects such as clothing and content is something that lots of people worldwide learned and stemmed off of. To call him an innovator is an understatement; he is a pioneer.
Interview by Keiran Cooper and Patrick Canny
Introduction by Mark Mangarin
Jeffrey Pang brings us a ground level view of the 2017 Pacific Northwest Regional YoYo Contest, held recently in Seattle, WA. Featuring all the good stuff from Evan Nagao, David Ung, Colin Beckford, Harrison Lee, The Bird, Keiran Cooper, and plenty more.
Only Keiran Cooper could make a living room trick dump look this good, right?
Yoyo used is the Recess Vacation.
The Scales Collective is back with two more episodes of their podcast…a mini episode discussing the first two events of the 2017 Japan YoYo League, and an interview with…well, with me. Neat.
2017 has already proven to be one of the most competitive years of yo-yo of all time, and Japan is at the forefront of it. Scales members Patrick Canny, Colin Beckford, and Keiran Cooper discuss the first two contests of the 2017 Japan Yo-yo League – East Japan A Block and Central Japan – and analyze some of their favorite freestyles from each, as well as predictions for what the rest of the year will show for yo-yo in Japan.
Steve Brown is one of the most important yo-yo players of all time – from being an inventor of a world-renowned division, a National Master, yo-yo news website leader, contest organizer and more, it is safe to say that his impact on the community has been something worth noting. In this episode of the Scales Podcast, member Andrew Bergen interviews Steve on some topics such as running the 2016 World YoYo Competition, his insight on people who are interested in running competitions, and more. Listen to this episode and gain some knowledge from one of the industry’s best! Thank you to our sponsors: YoYoExpert, Caribou Lodge, and Recess International!
Daniel Flaherty and Kieran Cooper show off some solid tricks with the next release from Recess! The Komodo is a new monometal yoyo coming in early 2017 from Recess Intl., and is the new signature model for Indonesian champion Ahmad Kharisma! The Recess Intl. Komodo is expected to retail for around $60, and should hit stores in early 2017. More details as soon as we have them!
CLYW player Mark Mangarin put together a great video, shot in Colorado on the way to the 2016 World YoYo Contest. Featuring Mark Mangarin, Zach Gormley, Keiran Cooper, and Patrick Canny.
The Recess Vacation is finally available! This next-gen remake of the Weekend is a noticeable step forward in design for this young company, and to celebrate the initial launch we’ve got a new video from Recess featuring Keiran Cooper, Daniel Flaherty, CJ Atkinson, Tyler Severance, Andrew Bergen, Joe Wilson, and John Wolfe.
Yoyo used is the Recess Vacation.
Keiran Cooper just dropped a new (old) video featuring Daniel Flaherty! I say new (old) because it’s an old video that never actually got released, which means it’s old but it’s new to us so I had to find a clever way of saying this, because appearing to be clever is terribly important to me.
So, new (old) video. Daniel Flaherty. Enjoy.
Yoyo used is…I don’t know. But Daniel is sponsored by Recess now so let’s just pretend it’s a Recess Weekend because those are pretty good.
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!