Grain Theory kendamas put together another community edit, featuring killer tricks from Grain Theory fans around the world!
Piotrek Smietana, one of the most celebrated and respected videographers in the yoyo scene, is working on a new documentary about our community, our industry, and the people who hold it together.
We Are Throwers will begin fundraising soon on Kickstarter to raise money for gear and travel for Piotrek and his crew to visit players and events around the world to truly document what it means to be a yoyo player in the modern age. Check out this amazing trailer, and we’ll be sure to update when their Kickstarter page is live!
Werrd team member Brandon Vu has some useful information for players who are new to competing…an in-depth look at prepping your gear for contests. Great info here for all beginning level players who are just getting started in the competition scene..thanks Brandon!
We’ve got another clip video from EYYC 2015, this one from Polish sports media group Transmission. This is beautifully shot and edited, and it’s always great to see such a high quality production coming from outside the community!
We’ve got official video of the winners in each division from the 2015 California State YoYo Championships, and Top Five from the 1A Divisions! For players interested in scoring breakdowns, we have full scores from all divisions here.
1st Place – Gentry Stein (YoYoFactory)
2nd Place – Ky Zizan (Werrd)
3rd Place – Michael Kurti (CLYW)
4th Place – Paolo Bueno (YoYoFactory)
5th Place – Eric Koloski (YoYoFactory)
1st Place – Tyler Hsieh
1st Place – Patrick Borgerding (YoYoFactory)
1st Place – Zac Rubino (Duncan)
1st Place – Tyler Severance (YoYoFactory)
Check out this solid single trick video from CLYW player Zach Gormley. Always cool to watch Zach breathe new life into an element as well-worn as a Green Triangle.
Yoyo used is the Advance Scout by CLYW.
Yomega announced a new skill toy being added to their line during the 2015 International Toy Fair in New York City…Monkey Knuckles! Monkey Knuckles are a ball & string toy, slightly similar to AstroJax. Invented and developed by Matthew Hiebert, I remember seeing early prototypes of these during the end of my time working for Duncan, when I first met Matthew. He was still in the early stages of developing the toy and was looking for a licensing and manufacturing partner…looks like he has found one in Yomega! Monkey Knuckles will retail for $14.99, and will hit stores by April 1st, 2015.
Fun fact: I created this yoyo trick based on a Monkey Knuckles trick that Matthew taught me years ago.
CLYW team member David Kreibich is making some noise this year! Last month he tied for First Place at the Prague YoYo Battle with Matous Tomes, and now we’ve got a crazy fun new video from him! David is blowing through some really burly tricks here, and the stop-motion intro and outro are pretty awesome. Great work, David!
Yoyo used is the Bear vs Man 2 by CLYW.
Kendama USA had a massive presence at the International Toy Fair in NYC, and the best thing about that is we get a TON of great video from the crew hanging out in New York! Check out some fantastic kendama play from Dave Mateo, Guy Wright, Matt Ballard, Jake Wiens, Turner Thorne, Tristan Gomez, Colin Grant, and the NYC Crew. Filmed at the iconic Grand Central Station in NYC.
Paul Kerbel, you guys.
This guy! Seriously! Damn!
Yoyo used is the Horizon by YoYoFactory.
Yoyofficer released a new tutorial with Ryan Gee for his trick “Tic Tacs”. Good stuff!
Yoyo used is the Yoyofficer Nifty.
Monkeyfinger’s Tyler Jorgensen drops some solid tricks in this new video. Dig in and enjoy!
Yoyo used is the Monkeyfinger Caesar.