YoYoNews has full results and scoring breakdowns for the 2A Division of the 2017 World YoYo Contest. Congratulations to 2017 World YoYo Champion Shu Takada!
YoYoFactory and Heartbeat Media put together a new feature video of Shu Takada, filmed while he was visiting China for CYCC 2017. Shu has developed such an incredible amount of skill…watching him play 2A is watching someone at the very pinnacle of their game. Not a single movement wasted, and every transition leads to the most logical possible trick. Shu is a real inspiration to watch.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Loop 1080.
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.
Fist Salud consistently puts out some of the best videos in the scene, and with their new #playersweek series we’ve got a LOT to look forward to.
The first two videos in the series feature CLYW player Andrew Maider and YoYoFactory player Shu Takada, and every second is pure gold. Check ’em out!
Anyone else here feel like they could watch Shu Takada throw yoyos all day long? ‘Cause we do.
ALL. DAY. LONG.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Shu-Ta.
YoYoFactory is releasing their much-loved looping yoyos, the Loop 1080, with LED lights! The Loop 1080 is easily one of the most advanced and most used looping yoyos on the market, and now we get it with lights? Hell yeah!
The YoYoFactory LED 1080 is releasing first at the 2015 World YoYo Contest, and at retailers soon afterwards.
Shu Takada has big plans in the works for this years World YoYo Contest and he’s definitely a top contender for the 2A Division, and one of the players that everyone will be watching. So does he really need a hype video right before Worlds? Probably not.
Are we going to watch the hell out of it anyway? Oh, absolutely.
This year’s World Yo-yo Contest in Tokyo just keeps getting better!
EDM duo FUTURE BOYZ will be performing at the contest venue on Saturday, as well as presenting a collaborative work with World Champion Shu Takada, and releasing a very limited edition of the YoYoFactory Loop 1080!
FUTURE BOYZ are signed to Avex, one of the biggest entertainment groups in Japan, and a powerhouse in the electronic music scene in Asia! They’ve toured internationally and recently performed at the Omotesando Apple Store, which is probably the coolest Apple store in the World.
Now take all of that and add Shu Takada’s usual insane yo-yo performance, and you get an unmissable show in Tokyo!
This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you throw a yo-yo contest party!
World Champion Shu Takada shows some love for the little guys in this new video from Fist Salud. Shu did a show and taught yoyo lessons at the 1-year anniversary party for Toasted, a small cafe in Japan. This video is a great look at what it means to be a yoyo demonstrator…down on one knee, shortening strings and making time for the little ones. Hell yes.
Fist Salud knows what the deal is! This new trick compilation video features new work from John Ando, Yuuki Spencer, Shu Takada, Drew Tetz, Ayumu Harada, Dee, Igor Galiev, Koichiro Ueta, Hibari, Yoshinori Kawamura, Hajime Miura, Atsushi Yamada, Hank Freeman, Eiji Okuyama, Alex Garcia, Daiki Tanaka, and Petr Kavka. A truly all-star lineup!
Music is NSFW.
Fist Salud, the worldwide yoyo team, has a new video featuring a few players you might recognize. Check out some top-level play from World YoYo Champions John Ando, Shu Takada, and Yuuki Spencer as they tool around Tokyo on an ordinary day.
To promote the release of their collaborative YoYoFactory signature yoyo, the SHU-TA, YoYoFactory Contest Team members Gentry Stein and Shu Takada have a new video, courtesy of Fist Salud!
Gentry and Shu are both in top form here, and if you were on the fence about picking up a SHU-TA before, this video should sway you nicely.
Yoyo used is the Shu-Ta by YoYoFactory.
YoYoFactory dropped this first look at their new version of the Shutter, redesigned for Japanese player Shu Takada!
SHU-TA is a collaboration signature yoyo. Shu gave us a list of his likes and dislikes of his favorite yoyo, the Shutter, and we took it from there. We changed the most critical element, material, to 7075, then redistributed the weight to allow a wider center bowl with a slight concave for finger spin access and control but kept the shutter step Shu uses in his 1a play. The end result was impressive, so we made it to share with you!