Yoyofficer’s Ilya Shaposhnikov put together a great look at this year’s Russian YoYoing Competition. There is some really good technical play coming out of the Russian scene, and has been for years. The Russian yoyo industry has had some problems finding stability, but there is loads of talent there…great to see a contest really bringing all that talent together!
Are you ready for more crazy good first-person yoyo play from Russia? Good deal, we were too!
Check out the latest episode of YoYoFactory Russia’s “POV” series, this one featuring some incredible yoyo play from team member Ilya Matros.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Dogma.
It’s always a good day when another video from Artem Sadriev pops up on the radar, yeah? Check out this quickie, filmed during a day trip to Moscow.
Yoyo used is the One Drop Chik.
Igor Korzhev, Yuji, and Vladimir Glazkov all drop some killer parts in this new video shot for YoYoing.ru. Really interesting trick construction, smooth execution, and filmed beautifully. There’s a lot of good inspiration to be found here!
The Russian Yoyoing Competition was held in Moscow in December last year, and in anticipation of this year’s event, Yoyoing.ru and the Russian Yoyoing Federation have released the 2014 event report accompanied by a sweet clip video!
The post-mortem can be found on yoyoing.ru/rycmoscow2014/. If you are a contest organizer, take note: this is what a professional report looks like!
The report contains not just results, but also tons of photos, videos, Instagram feed, attendance details, and the organizers’ vision for the contest and the scene in Russia!
Stay tuned for more information about this year’s contest!
YoYoFactory Russia welcomes another member to their Junior team, Victor Shevchenko! Judging by this video it looks like a great pick-up for YoYoFactory Russia. Congrats to Victor on joining the team!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Shu-Ta.
Moscow-based filmmakersIvan Shmelev & Marina Smetanina invited Russian yoyo player Yuji to take part in their P.art documentary series – a multi-season documentary about the city, people and their lifestyle around a particular artistic pursuit or ideology. The result is a beautiful and haunting portrait of a yoyo player who represents all of us; singularly focused, almost to the exclusion of all else, on that next trick or concept.
Subtitled in English.
YoYoFactory’s Igor Galiev just dropped a super awesome new video, with a great twist. It starts off as a typical “day in the life” video, but the viewer gets to choose what he does next…leading eventually to a new tutorial or videos featuring his recently released signature yoyo, the YoYoFactory Dogma.
This is a really neat concept, executed well, and the results are a ton of fun. Plus, anything that gets us more video from Igor Galiev is pretty good, right?
Some notes from Igor:
This is a YouTube video game life simulator with ability to affect life choices of Russian yoyo master Igor Galiev during his day off. Be careful your choices will affect his life! But do not worry, because we have a “replay” button.
For best experience we recommend you to play video on your computer browser at 1080p 60fps and use good sound system or headphones. However, you can play on your mobile device, but it will simplify your gaming experience. While use your mobile device on iOS or Android you must run video in Youtube app. (not mobile browser!)
Check out the second installment in YoYoFactory Russia’s “Point of View” project, which will eventually feature every single YoYoFactory Russia team member. Up first was Victor Gravitsky, and now we have Andrey Glukhov!
Ilya Shaposhnikov has some really sweet tricks in this quick new promo video for YoYofficer. Those binds at the beginning are pretty fun…enjoy!
Yoyo used is the Kilter 2 by Yoyofficer.
YoYoFactory Russia just dropped this epic 7+ minute promo video for the 2015 contest team, and it’s FANTASTIC. From the music to the film quality to the editing, this is top notch promo material. There are plenty of next level tricks in here, and style to spare. Settle in to watch this one a few times!
Featuring Mikhail Baklanov, Victor Gravitsky, Daniil Shirokov, Andrey Glukhov, Ilya Matros, Aleksandr Pelevin, Dmitriy Akinshin, and Igor Galiev.
I’ll let Ben McPhee tell you about this one:
On my first trip to Russia the yoyo scene was about 50 deep. They hung out in their own smaller crews, some guys were older and into other things as well but everyone came together often to hangout and play. There were known meeting spots across the city where you could just come and trust other yo-yos would come by too. The scene grew, matured, money came into it for some people, there were factions and eventually it maxed out and started to decline. Those who are left are now the hardcore. Some stayed around from the start, some came in later and drive it with a new passion. Ilya Matros is one of the new driving forces. He has contest results, a stack of video clips but he hasn’t reached his peak yet, nor has yo-yoing in Russia. It might be a bumpy road but I look forward to Russian yo-yoing growing once again so Russia can become the global powerhouse it can be in international yo-yoing.
ВНИМАНNЕ (Russian for “ATTENTION”) is the new series presented by Dron Glukhov, created to showcase Russian players outside yoyoing.ru team. Episode 0 (pilot) is bringing your ВНИМАНNЕ to Ivan Maslin.