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.
Team Shaqler won the 2010 and 2015 World YoYo Contest AP Division with routines that blew everyone out of the water. Their 2015 routine was the most difficult and polished group routine in the history of modern yoyoing. For those of us who just can’t get enough, Shaqler has released a “making of” video, showing behind-the-scenes footage of the practice sessions leading up to their 2015 routine. This is a fantastic look at how much time and effort it takes for those perfect few minutes on stage.
And here is the final routine:
2010 World Champion yoyo team SHAQLER is gearing up for another run at the gold at the 2015 World YoYo Contest in Tokyo. As one of only 7 finalists in the Artistic Performance division, SHAQLER has some tough acts to beat…but then again, these guys are pretty much everyone’s favorite, every day, all the time, and we’ve all been waiting five years for them to do it again so…SEE YOU IN TOKYO!
Here’s a new Hyper YoYo promo video from Japan, featuring Shaqler and Shu Takada! KEEP YO SOUL!
Woodz and Atsushi of Shaqler dropped a new video…the 1A is really solid and fun but as you’d expect the 2A is totally next-level. With Worlds just around the corner you have to wonder…if they’re willing to drop these tricks on video ahead of the contest, what are they saving for competition!?
Here’s a new YoYoFactory video showcasing the Loop 360, their entry level looping yoyo. Featuring Takeshi Maruyama from Shaqler, this is a solid product video for a great beginner / advanced yoyo. The YoYoFactory Loop 360 is available now at YoYoExpert.com, and is 15% off until Noon EST tomorrow with coupon code YOYODAY2013.
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(Video courtesy of YoYoRewind Store)
Using the “Keep Yo Soul” theme song for the current Hyper YoYo Campaign, it looks like Team Shaqler did an amazing job of getting a ton of kids interested in becoming yoyo players.
Having performed at the World Hobby Fair in Japan I can say that it’s pretty intense….it’s a consumer-based trade show (similar to Comic Con) with upwards of
10,000 50,000 kids barreling through to see the latest and greatest in Japanese toys, games, and hobbies. Companies like Bandai, Sanrio, Capcom, Takaratomy, Konami, Nintendo, and more show up with their absolute best to capture the hearts (and yen) of Japan’s massive kid market.
Many vendors offer special limited editions, available only at the show and this year it looks like Bandai offered a very special edition of their popular Hyper Cluster yoyo (pic below). Retailing for only 2,310 yen (about $25 USD), this white, gold, and black limited edition Hyper Cluster is sure to be popular with kids and collectors.