Polo Garbkamol does what he does best in his latest video…effortlessly blows our minds with beautiful tricks that look impossible. We can’t get enough of this guy!
You guys ever notice how good most of the videos out of Russia are? Great filming and editing, great tricks, just really high production quality overall. This is why whenever one pops up in my feed, I always stop and watch it. Always.
And it helps that Yuji and Gennadiy are fantastic yoyo players, so you know they’re going to deliver. Check out the latest from these two, and enjoy!
Ryosuke Kawamura’s latest video brings us a full profile (with interview!) of Filipino player Hiro Koba, the owner of Kitty String. Hiro is a great dude, a solid yoyo player, and he makes the best string in the industry. Enjoy!
Filip Kruba dropped a new video to celebrate his 3rd year of playing yoyo, and it’s fantastic. Clear and clean trick composition, beautiful slack moves, and even, thoughtful pacing make this video an absolute joy to watch. Seriously great work, Filip…keep it up!
New video from Cleveland player Darnell Hairston! Some more promising play from this up-and-comer.
Yoyo used is the BvsM2 by CLYW. String is Kitty String XL.
Aaron Davis, y’all. Damn.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Puffin 2.
String is Fat Kitty String.
Mihai Christian Suster rocks out a great video part with his newest release, KROWNonation. It was actually filmed this past summer, but got delayed a bit…looks like it was worth the wait, though! Yoyo used is the KROWN by C3YoYoDesign, along with Fat Neon Yellow Kitty Strings, a KonKave bearing, and IrPads.
Cultus is a beautifully conceived and executed video from Aaron Davis…beautiful footage, well edited, and great play. Yoyo used is the CLYW Chief, string is Kitty String Fat.
We had over 600 entries for the CLYW Bip Bop Cliff Giveaway…thanks so much to everyone who entered! The creativity on display was amazing! What started as kind of a personal favorite for us turned into a validation that picture tricks are alive and well in modern yoyoing.
The judges for the contest were Chris Mikulin (CLYW), John W. Robot (CLYW) and me, Steve Brown (YoYoNews). And here are your winners!
1st Place Winner – Malcolm Chiu (Singapore)
Malcolm had 15 entries into the contest and at least half of them could have won. The complexity and density of his various star variations is incredible, but this one was our favorite! Malcolm wins the grand prize, a CLYW Bip Bop Cliff, 100 Kitty Strings, and a CLYW Sticker Pack.
2nd Place – Drew Tetz (USA)
Drew has been a long-time picture trick aficionado, and the simple sweetness of his tricks tends to carefully hide their complexity and creativity. Plus: no one ever looks like they’re having as much fun as Drew! Drew wins the second prize, a CLYW 5-panel camouflage cap, 100 Kitty Strings, and a CLYW Sticker Pack.
3rd Place – Stas Litvinov (Kazakhstan)
Stas had a handful of unique and creative entries, but his “Birdie in a Cage” was everything we love about picture tricks. A simple concept executed really, really well, “Birdie in a Cage” is just a really pretty trick that takes an old favorite and makes it new again. Stas wins the third prize, 100 Kitty Strings and a CLYW Sticker Pack.