The folks at C3yoyodesign are raging in to 2016 with a pile of great tricks from Sora Ishikawa! Sora is such an amazing talent, and a great fit for the C3yoyodesign team…so glad he found a home there. In this new video he treats us to some stellar 5A, and some crazy 5A/3A hybrid tricks that had jumping out of my seat. Hell yeah, Sora!
YoYoJam is releasing a new version of their “Next Level” yoyo, this one as a special edition for team member Sora Ishikawa. The beautifully animated video above shows off the various changes and improvements made to Ishikawa-san’s specs, including a flat inner wall, the ability to add YoYoJam’s Lateral caps, and some adjustments to the profile and weight distribution. The new Next Level looks great, can’t wait to try one out!
This post first appeared on YoYoNews.jp.
44Clash held their pre-event to quality local players to this prestigious contest, and we’ve got video of all competitors!
Check out the Top 3 in each division below, and follow the links to see the rest of the players on the 44Clash YouTube channel.
1st Place – Yamato Murata
2nd Place – Daiki Tanaka
3rd Place – Hidemasa Senba
1st Place – Ryusei Saito
2nd Place – Shuhei Kanai
3rd Place – Michio Kuono
1st Place – Ryosuke Ito
2nd Place – Sora Ishikawa
3rd Place – Hajime Miura
Sora Ishikawa rips through some champion-level 3A play in this new video, and puts everyone on notice that he’s making a run for the 3A title at 2014 Japan Nationals.
Yoyo used is the Diamondback by YoYoJam.
The East Japan Yo-yo Contest A-Block was held yesterday in Chiba, and Reiki Sekiya won the traditionally high-level contest this year!
Fellow YoYoFactory team member Shu Takada not only won 2A with a superb freestyle, but also got second place in 1A! How does someone even practice that hard?!
In 3A, Ken Takabayashi was the winner, while favorites Naoto Okada and Sora Ishikawa took 4A and 5A respectively!
- Reiki Sekiya
- Shu Takada
- Kentaro Kimura
- Shu Takada
- Tomoyuki Kaneko
- Shinji Saito
- Ken Takabayashi
- Kyouhei Hosono
- Hajime Miura
- Naoto Okada
- Tsubasa Takada
- Junya Kamimura
- Sora Ishikawa
- Sojun Miyamura
- Naoki Uemae
Pack it up and go home, everyone. Sora Ishikawa wins!
Team YoYoJam did what seems to be basically a live, 10-minute commercial for their products at the 2013 Japan National YoYo Contest. Which is kind of odd, but if you just turn down the volume and crank up some music you like, there are some great tricks in here!
Player and equipment breakdown:
2:20 – Sora Ishikawa – Surge -1A
4:10 – Sora Ishikawa – Next Level – 5A
5:02 – Toshiaki Onuma – Unleashed – 2A
5:48 – Haruaki Nishitani – Rextreme – 4A
6:35 – Takeshi Matsuura – Quest+Lateral Caps -1A
7:10 – Jun Amaraki – Night Moves 6 – 3A
7:55 – Yasushi Furukawa – Unleashed – 2A
8:56 – Rei Iwakura – Rextreme+Lateral Cap – 4A
9:53 – Takeshi Matsuura – AI – 5A
Sora Ishikawa just posted up 2:55 of counterweight 3A bangers that have us thinking that 2013 is going to be a pretty amazing year for yoyoing.
The 2012 Japan Yo-yo League officially started last weekend with the East Japan A Block Contest in Tokyo!
EJ has traditionally been a very strong regional contest, with the main Japanese competitors taking part. This year the contest was divided into two blocks, A and B. Block B will be held in Ichikawa City, in February.
In the A Block, Yoyojam’s prodigy and 5A World Champion Takeshi Matsuura surprised onlookers by winning the 1A division, ahead of YoyoRecreation’s Takahiro Iizuka, in 3rd, and Kento Noda, in 2nd. Is Takeshi Matsuura, who has won Japan Nationals in both 3A and 5A before, now aiming for the 1A title as well? Also worth noting is that 1A was the only division Takeshi competed in at EJ-A.
The winners in the other divisions were veteran Shuhei Kanai in 2A, Ken Takabayashi in 3A, Youhei Kagawa in 4A and Sora Ishikawa in 5A. Ishikawa was also the winner of the 44CLASH KIKSTYO Battle Tournament last month, and should be a contender for the Japanese title. 5A runner-up was Duncan Crew’s Shingo “Terry” Terada, who is still competing after more than 10 years in the scene!
The league continues next year with more regional contests throughout the country and finally the national contest:
- December 4th, 2011 – East Japan A Block Contest (EJ-A), Tokyo
- January 28th, 2012 – Central Japan Contest (CJ), Iwakura City
- February 4th, 2012 – East Japan B Block Contest (EJ-B), Ichiwaka City
- February 25th, 2012 – North Japan Contest (NJ), Sapporo
- March 11th, 2012 – South Japan Contest (SJ), Kasuya District
- April 21st, 2012 – West Japan Contest (WJ), Osaka
- June 30th, 2012 – Japan National Yo-yo Contest, Ichikawa City