Scales members Keiran Cooper, Colin Beckford, and Patrick Canny discuss some of their favorite moments from the 1A finals at this year’s World Yo-Yo Contest. Players featured are: Andrew Bergen, Gentry Stein, Yuki Nishisako, Ethan Cheung, Keiran Cooper, Michael Ferdico, and Nate Dailey.
Check out video of the winners from the 2017 United YoYo Championship, a combined state championship for Kansas and Missouri.
1st Place – Patrick Canny
2nd Place – Alec Jones
3rd Place – Jacob Vaughn
1st Place (5A) – Patrick Canny
2nd Place (5A) – Jared Marcus
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
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!
The Scales Collective dropped a mini-episode, dedicated to breaking down the recent Japan Open YoYo Contest and discussing the freestyles and judging system. Featuring Patrick Canny and Colin Beckford, this is a really great episode for anyone who is really into the technical side of competition…dig in and enjoy!
Here are the links they mention near the end:
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.
Patrick Canny is coming up fast…check out his latest video for YoYoFactory!
Yoyo used is the Cyborg 2 by YoYoFactory.
Patrick Canny hits us with another minute & a half dose of his awesome 1A. He’s made a name for himself out of the incredibly talented rising class of American 1A competitors with his blend of technically sound combo composition and crazy “wait, you can do that?” banger tricks. Solid trick construction at every level and well worth the look.
There seems to be a recent trend of young butt-kickers who only want to use music from “Yeezus” and throw the Shutter—and if the tricks are as good as these, you won’t see us complaining.
Werrd has announced the winners for their 2013 Best Banger Trick Contest. Check out the winners below!
Winner for Amplitude: Patrick Canny
Patrick wins a new Werrd IRONY JP
Winner in the ASIHSB Category: Samm Scott
Samm wins a new Werrd EIGHTY-SIX400
Winner for Creativity: Roman Kotelnikov
Roman wins a Werrd EIGHTY-SIX400
Winner for Most Views: Ivan Kozyrev
Ivan wins a Werrd 2k13 HOUR.
Lucky Random Winner: Kenta Kushiro
Kenta has won a new Werrd MINUTE.
Patrick Canny recently dropped his annual clip, and he shows off a lot of impressive stuff. Patrick has technical, innovative and visually appealing tricks–all recipes for success. Patrick has been climbing the ladder of the 1A scene, recently taking 2nd place after US National Champ Zach Gormley at South Central Regionals and also taking a respectable 29th place at the World YoYo Contest in 1A preliminaries. Look for Patrick to keep rising and start taking some titles of his own back to Fort Collins.
Give his most recent video a look!
Jon Gates hosted the 2013 South Central Regional YoYo Contest in Denver, Colorado and the contest was a a huge success. Lots of up and coming young players showed up to perform their tricks–many affiliated with their local hobby shop and yoyo club, great things for a growing community.
1A through 5A saw excellent competition.
In the 1A division, Zach demonstrated why he is the current US National YoYo Champion. Building on a lot of elements from his Nationals routine, Zach seems poised to make a great run at the World title next month. In second place, independent Patrick Canny showed off a great routine with well choreographed, innovative tricks. Patrick will surely be a contender moving forward as he gains more experience on larger stages. In third place, Dylan went full throttle with his routine with a much improved stage presence. Dylan showed off some exciting and long sideways combos with impressive binds, and was worthy competition for Zach and Patrick.
1st. Zach Gormley
2nd. Patrick Canny
3rd. Dylan Benharris
Unfortunately there were not enough competitors to run a full 2A division.
In 3A, Patrick Borgerding (despite a snapped string) followed in Zach’s footsteps and took the top spot. With some polished tricks from his Nationals routine, Patrick, too, is chasing the world title. Crucial’s Darren Kim put on a great show with some excellent technical tricks and innovative ideas. Mack also brought a lot to the table, throwing the Rally, the new plastic throw by One Drop. Mack is quickly ascending to the top of the US 3A scene.
1st. Patrick Borgerding
2nd. Darren Kim
3rd. Mack Finley
In 4A we saw the return of an offstring legend: Jimmy Peng; and as humble as you might expect, Jimmy praised the youngster, Zachary Ostler, who came in second who has been doing offstring for a mere five months. Ryan Ayers rounded out the top 3 with some impressive offstring.
1st. Jimmy Peng
2nd. Zachary Ostler
3rd. Ryan Ayers
Today, National Champions demonstrated why they are at the top–and Tyler Severance was no exception. Showcasing some new tricks and his classic tangler combos, Tyler looks to be gearing up for Worlds as well. Ryan Ayers also showed he is skilled in both 4A and 5A with an impressive double-top 3 finish. Patrick Canny, similarly, showed he is not a one trick pony, coming in the top 3 for two divisions as well and bringing equal energy to the counterweight division.
1st. Tyler Severance
2nd. Ryan Ayers
3rd. Patrick Canny
Finally, recipient of the Tom Gates Memorial award went to Darren Kim. Darren played a huge role in helping put on the South Central Regional contest and is obviously a beloved member of the Colorado yo-yo community. Darren had the entire crowd chanting his name and had Jon Gates on the verge of tears. Darren will be joining the armed forces next year and will be passing the torch onto someone else but it is clear he has made a huge impact on many in Colorado and beyond. Thank you Darren!
This article will be updated when full results are posted online. Check back if that is what you are looking for.
Also check out Patrick Canny’s youtube page for more videos.