Japanese EDM group Future Boyz (you might remember them from their appearance at the 2015 World YoYo Contest) just dropped a new video for their song “Throw Down with MK” and yeah…it’s a straight up yoyo video. The music video features Shaqler, because they are amazing, as well as stage footage of a pile of different players from the recent THROWDOWN contest in Japan. I’m always excited to see our scene get some love…huge thanks to Future Boyz for shining a light on some of the best players in our scene.
World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh gives us a clean 1-throw video with the Kaiser, the latest release from his company Throw Revolution. Something I noticed that I wasn’t expecting…that silver ring that’s engraved in the cup? It actually pops more than you would expect while the yoyo is in motion. I kept catching little flashes off it while he was playing, and the effect was unexpected and interesting. Nice work, Marcus!
Yoyo used is the Throw Revolution Kaiser.
Throw Revolution introduces team member Ryota Komatsu and their newest bi-metal yoyo in this new video! Ryota has only been playing for 4 years but he’s got a really clean style and pretty amazing control for such a young player.
Yoyo uses is the Throw Revolution Gladius.
Brian Low shot this fantastic video a while ago (but it was a school project and he couldn’t release it publicly, boo) and just released this alternate cut for us to enjoy. Featuring World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh and all the glorious black-and-white your little heart can handle.
2011 World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh is bringing another titanium yoyo to market…the Throw Revolution Lotus. In a blog post on his site he talks about the design process and why he created this…it’s a nice read, so be sure to head over and check it out.
Pre-orders are open now, with these limited edition yoyos expected to ship in July 2016. Check out a video and full specs below.
Throw Revolution Lotus Specs:
Width: 42.7 mm
Weight: 65.2 grams
Gap Width: 4.1 mm
Bearing: Size C concave bearing
Retail Price: $599 USD
Production Run: 100 pieces worldwide
2011 World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh has brought his new company, Throw Revolution, out swinging with a couple of nice releases and some great videos. Check out his latest, featuring exactly the kind of awesomeness that gets you a World title.
Yoyo used is the Throw Revolution Vertex.
Throw Revolution Vertex Specs:
Weight: 65.3 grams
Response: 19mm pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The Vertex is the first yoyo from Throw Revolution, the new company from 2011 World YoYo Champion (and first champion ever from Singapore), Marcus Koh. The Vertex is very much designed to be a competition yoyo, and is easily one of the fastest playing yoyos we’ve ever laid our hands on.
The Throw Revolution Vertex is incredibly fast, and incredibly stable. Those words get thrown around a lot when describing new yoyos, but few models earn it with the kind of ferocity the Vertex does…at times throwing the Vertex almost feels like trying to tame a wild animal. This yoyo is for experienced, serious competitors who are looking to squeeze every possible second out of their stage time. The slightly contoured V profile combined with the extraordinary weight distribution make the Vertex the perfect compliment to Throw Revolution owner Marcus Koh’s fast, technical play style and a must-have for any player looking to hit that level of speed and perfection. The distribution of weight from the stainless steel rims has clearly been well thought-out and agonized over during the design process, and the results are truly stunning.
Available in solid blue or solid red, the Vertex keeps things simple with very basic engraving. But even simple can be wonderful, and the anodizing colors seem normal at first glance, but upon closer inspection are quite tough and incredibly rich. The blue has a high amount of purple mixed in, resulting in a richness and depth that is difficult to photograph and even more difficult to describe. In person the red teeters on the edge of the same color as fresh blood, no doubt drawn from underestimating the speed of the Vertex and cranking yourself in the face. Both colors are more stunning in person.
The Throw Revolution Vertex retails for $180, and is not a casual purchase in price or in play value. The Vertex is a serious yoyo for serious competitors, and worth the investment if you’re a contest player who is chasing every possible advantage on stage. The Vertex is a beautifully made piece of equipment and while it’s expensive…it’s worth it.
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Throw Revolution, the new company from World Champion Marcus Koh, has announced their first budget model, the Zephyr! Available from their site and select retailers worldwide on January 4th, the Zephyr is set to retail for only $49 USD. Sweet!
Throw Revolution Zephyr Specs:
Weight: 65.7 grams
Gap Width: 4.9 mm
Bearing: Size C
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Throw Revolution has released their first model, the Vertex! Designed by Marcus Koh and his father, the Vertex is built specifically for high-level horizontal competition play. With Marcus’ skills as a yoyo player and his father’s skills in design, this is definitely looking like a contest killer of a yoyo. Check out the promo video above, and then head over to Marcus’ shop to order your own. These should be hitting retailers soon!
If you’ve been following along on Facebook you would know that 2011 World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh is starting up his own company called Throw Revolution. Today he released a teaser trailer for his first yoyo, the Vertex! I got a chance to take a peek at one of these at US Nationals and the quality is top notch. Available worldwide on October 15th, check out pics and specs of the Vertex below.
Throw Revolution Vertex specs:
Weight: 65.6 grams
Material: 6061 aluminum + stainless steel rims
Bearing: Size C Concave
Thanks to our friends at YoYoNews.jp for pointing us to these videos of the winners of the 2015 China YoYo Corporation Championship!
1A / 1st Place – Sunny Dong Ruida
2A / 1st Place – Yi Chenghao
3A / 1st Place – Wong Yip Yip
4A / 1st Place – Zhao Chen
5A / 1st Place – Zhang Kai
1A – Hiroyuki Suzuki
1A – Takeshi Matsuura
1A – Marcus Koh
4A – Jeon Ji Hwan
Former World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh is one of the indisputably best yoyo players who has ever lived. And it’s hard to have that kind of hype behind you and live up to it, but this video proves that there is literally nothing you can imagine about his yoyo play that he can’t accomplish and then exceed. This entire video is just mind-blowing from start to finish and Marcus Koh has set himself up as THE player to beat at the 2015 World YoYo Contest in Tokyo!