Singer-songwriter Axel Mansoor released a video for his single “Father Time” and the video features none other than 2013 US National YoYo Champion Ian Johnson! Always neat to see yoyo players popping up in music videos.
The man, the myth, the living legend Yuuki Spencer has recently been announced as the newest team member of CLYW. Yuuki is a well decorated veteran in the yoyo community with an outstanding resume. Some of his accomplishments include 2x World Champion, 3x US National Champion, and 2005 Trick Innovator of the Year. We are excited to see what Yuuki and CLYW have in store for the future, and we’ve heard that CLYW is already working on a signature yoyo for him!
Check out some freestyles that makes Yuuki a solid favorite by many.
2014 Australian National YoYo Champion Brandon Vu made an appearance on Australia’s Today Show to promote his general awesomeness. Nice job, Brandon!
Yoyos really are just everywhere in the news lately! Alex Hattori picked up a ton of press for his win at the 2013 US National YoYo Contest, including an article in the LA Times and this spot on his local ABC affiliate station. Fair warning, this spot has all the same stupid puns we’ve come to expect from lazy American TV stations. The worst offender in this one? “These yoyos can cost some serious dough-dough!”
(Thanks to Rewind for the tip!)
Hiro from Kitty String posted this great video of Duncan Crew offstring superstar, Sean Perez! The interview portion is all in Tagalog, but if you don’t speak it you can skip ahead to 2:17 for the beginning of four minutes of outstanding yoyoing from Sean, who is a 6x Philippine National YoYo Champion.
Jeon Ji Hwan, from the South Korean C3YoYoDesign team, just won the 4A division at the 2013 Korean National YoYo Championships…and right before the contest, C3YoYoDesign dropped this year-old video of him from their archives.
And today we got a brand new video from Jeon! It’s great to be able to see his progression as a player both in tricks and style.
If there’s one thing we love, it’s video of yoyos. If there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s video of cats.
Two great tastes that taste great together. Apparently, National Champion Miguel Correa’s cat isn’t so thrilled with his human’s occupation.
Patrick Mitchell, 2A legend and 2012 US National YoYo Champion, will be the featured guest on the next YoYoRadio broadcast – coming tomorrow, April 26th, at 9:30 pm (EST). Patrick will be discussing the evolution of 2A yo-yoing as well as his current sales position at YoYoFactory.
The guys will also talk to Joshua Schlichting about Saturday’s Minnesota State Yo-Yo Contest
YoYoRadio is the first internet radio show by and for yoyoers; a one-hour show that broadcasts live each Friday at 9:30 pm (EST). You can listen live and/or download the show later from the archives. Conceived and hosted by Joe Mitchell, the show began in 2005 and is the first of its kind. Other internet radio shows and podcasts have come and gone, but YoYoRadio has stood the test of time.
Listen live at YoYoRadio.net/listen at 9:30 PM EST.
Patrick Mitchell – 2012 US National YoYo Contest – 2A Division – 1st Place
The always amazing Bryan Figueroa has announced “Unknown”, an apparel and accessories company that is geared towards yoyo players. The first product to be released is the Descender, a leather yoyo sling designed to accommodate everything from undersized to offstring throws with easy access. All Unknown products will be hand-made in California.
The folks at YoYoRewind have put together this fantastic video profile of 2-time National YoYo Champion Patrick Mitchell and it’s GREAT. Patrick is consistently one of the best and yet most underrated yoyo players in the world. Positive, upbeat, gifted, hard-working, and a tremendous performer and demonstrator, it’s really only his modesty that’s kept him from being a flat-out star in the yoyo industry.
Congrats to Patrick on this terrific video profile, and thanks to the folks at YoYoRewind for producing it!
After winning the National YoYo Championship in 2012, CLYW‘s Zach Gormley spent a few moments filming with Sector Y. In just a few minutes, he was able to demonstrate amazing tricks that consistently push the envelope of innovation. At under a minute-and-a-half, this video is a dense look at modern trick composition and theory. It will take several views to fully grasp the direction that Zach has taken with his unique style of yoyoing, and we can’t wait to see the influence of Zach’s style permeate the yoyosphere over the next several years.