Scales members Andrew Bergen, Colin Beckford, Patrick Canny, and Mark Mangarin recently put their minds together and discussed some of their favorites from the 1A finals at US Nationals this year. Check out the video episode below!
CLYW dropped a new video featuring Anthony Rojas strolling through Venice Beach after the 2016 US National YoYo Contest, dodging tourists and landing some of his fantastic signature tricks.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Manatee.
The Alternative Freestyles are a player favorite…people who didn’t make finals, or just have a style that doesn’t lend itself to contest play, get up on stage for a few minutes of pressure-free play to show off their latest and greatest. We’ve got video of all the Alternative Freestyles from the 2016 US National YoYo Contest…check out a few of the judges favorites along with their comments, and then head over to YouTube to watch all the rest!
Judges Pick – Keiran Cooper
To me, Keiran embodies all of the qualities that makes a great yoyoer “great”. In this freestyle, you can see from the combination of his speed, comfort, and trick complexity how naturally talented Keiran is. I loved watching his perfected speed and laceration combos mixed with his own jaw dropping original tricks. Keiran dropped dope tricks throughout the whole freestyle which made it really something special to watch. Keiran definitely has some of the best tricks in the game and had me screaming the entire time ❤ – Andrew Maider
Judges Pick – Shane Lubecker
Shane is the pick because his tricks are big, unique, and really can pump the crowd up. He looks dope, but not like he’s taking it too seriously, and when he landed those bangers so effortlessly it sent a chill down my spine. Some tricks of Shane’s may have not done so hot in competition, but he unleashed them in full glory on the alternative stage, and the crowd reaction showed how dope them tricks really are. Judges Pick-Ky Zizan: Kieran Cooper My favorite routine from that night was definitely Keiran’s. A perfect blend of pace and trick content. Can’t wait to see what he does next. – Michael Kurti
Shane is one of my favorite yo-yoers. The room at Nats was full of people not paying attention, talking and hanging out, generally being a typical mess of scattered yo-yoers… until Shane stepped up. He slayed a freestyle that made everyone stop what they were doing and sit down and start watching, and he was bar none the best performance on that stage that evening. – Sebastian Brock
Best Up and Comer: Ty Goldman
Most Steez: Ky Zizan
Most Unique Style: Paul Dang
Best Choreography: James Reed
Most Innovative: Keiran Cooper
The CLYW team tore it up at the 2016 US National YoYo Contest this year with a half-dozen players making finals in two divisions, and now we get to see what they were up to when they weren’t on stage. Check out some great tricks from Anthony Rojas, Tessa Piccillo, Ernest Kahn, Michael Kurti, Andrew Maider, Zach Gormley, Harrison Lee, Alec Campbell, Mark Mangarin, Grayson Johnson, and Isaac Nozick.
Josh Yee has released his 2016 US National YoYo Contest clip video, and it clocks in at just under 9 minutes of tricks and quality hanging out from the best players in the country. Check it out!
The day after US Nationals, a handful of players headed off to Venice Beach for a day of filming, hanging out, watching Ben Conde strike out with women, eating surprisingly good street food, and enjoying the general craziness that is Venice Beach. Check out some footage from Fist Salud of that gloomy but glorious Sunday. And high five to André for buying dinner!
Featuring tricks from Anthony Rojas, André Boulay, Hank Freeman, Steve Brown, and Eric Koloski.
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and videos of the winners for the 2016 US National YoYo Contest!
1A Champion – Gentry Stein (YoYoFactory Shutter)
2A Champion – Joseph Harris (Yomega Fireball)
3A Champion – Alex Hattori (Unparalleled Ignite)
4A Champion – Philip White (Something JetSet EG)
5A Champion – John Wolfe (Recess Vacation)
The CLYW team was out in full force at the 2015 US National YoYo Contest in Redondo Beach, California.
Good times? Good times.
Featuring Andrew Maider, Michael Kurti, Zach Gormley, Dennis Cinquegrani, Ernest Kahn, Alec Campbell, and Chris Rodrigues.
We’ve got the video of the winners from the 2015 US National YoYo Contest! All the rest of the contestants will be uploading soon…subscribe to YoYoNews on YouTube to catch them all.