Ann Connolly’s latest video blog finds her apartment loaded with yoyo players gearing up for EYYC! Gentry Stein, Andrew Maider, and Palli Gudmundsson all stopped by for dinner (orange chicken w/white rice) and so that Gentry could help Andrew with his freestyle. And then we got a sneak peek of Ann’s new signature edition of the Shutter, with a sweet looking purple-to-pink fade!
Check out this video of the Eastern half of the CLYW x YoYoFactory Basecamp roadtrip to the 2016 World YoYo Contest. Featuring Palli Gudmundsson, Eric Koloski, Ibrahim Rahman, Aristidis Voultsios, Paolo Bueno, Andrew Maider, and Gentry Stein. Heck of a roster, huh?
I’m so jealous of everyone who got to attend the 2016 European YoYo Championship this year…it was another fantastic event, run by great people, filled with amazing players. But luckily there have been a slew of great EYYC recap videos (like this one from Jeffrey Pang) and now my homies at CLYW have dropped this fantastic bit of video showing off some amazing tricks and good times. I really need to get out to more contests.
The CLYW team is scattered across eight countries and three continents, so when they get together it’s filled with laughter, camaraderie, great tricks, and good times.
A huge chunk of the team converged on Prague for the 2016 European YoYo Championship. They had a great time. Featuring Petr Kavka, Tessa Piccillo, Palli Gudmundsson, Alec Campbell, Riccardo Fraolini, Ayumu Harada and Nuu Gatowsky. Special guest appearances by Eiji Okuyama, Jake Mulvey and David Stejskal.
(And here’s a Vimeo version…a few people reported problems viewing the YouTube version on mobile.)
44Clash held a star-studded battle tournament as a side event at the 2015 World YoYo Contest in Tokyo. YoYoFactory’s Paul Kerbel emerged as the well-deserved champion but now those of us who didn’t make it to the event get to watch every round leading up to Paul’s victory!
Round 1A – Janos Karancz VS Tsubasa Onishi
Round 2A – Hidemasa Semba VS Paul Kerbel
Semi-Final A – Paul Kerbel VS Janos Karancz
Round 1B – Rei Iwakura VS Petr Kavka
Round 2B – Ben Conde VS Palli Gudmundsson
Semi-Final B – Rei Iwakura VS Palli Gudmundsson
FINAL ROUND – Paul Kerbel VS Palli Gudmundsson
Fist Salud brings us an inside look at 44Clash, one of the most talent-stacked and legendary yoyo contests of all time. Featuring Zach Gormley, Ahmad Kharisma, John Ando, Yuuki Spencer, Palli Gudmundsson, Christopher Chia, and more.
CLYW team member Palli Gudmundsson scored a pretty awesome gig! He was filmed for a mobile phone commercial, but for the final commercial they lopped off his head with digital effects and added the head of, in his words, “the Ryan Gosling of Iceland”. AMAZING.