2011 World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh is gearing up for the Asia Pacific Challenge…from watching this video it looks like he’s definitely one of the top contenders for this years title.
Somewhere in Tokyo, Shinji Saito is still an amazing yoyo player. His crazy slack Jamaican Flag move at 0:10 is simple and elegant and completely original…another great example of the natural genius and flow of Shinji’s yoyo play.
World YoYo Champion Hank Freeman gives us another round of densely-packed 3A tricks, courtesy of Japanese retailer, Rewind. Watching this it’s hard to believe that 3A started off as a bet between Mark McBride and I, then became a running joke, and now it has its own division at contests worldwide.
History is weird.
Every second of this video is pure gold. Congrats to Hiroyuki on his appearance, and on his future career as a Korean pop star!
Joe Mitchell just posted this up on the YoYoRadio Facebook page, and it’s well worth a listen.
Who was Harvey Lowe? He was the world’s first yo-yo champion, winning the 1934 world title in London, where the Canadian born Lowe was chilling with Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, Fats Waller, and Laurel and Hardy. He spent most of World War II in a concentration camp in China, came back to Canada and become a radio broadcaster. He also taught Julie Christie how to smoke opium for a movie role. To find out more about Harvey, listen to this interview we did with him back in 2005.
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