YoYoFactory’s Matous Tomes is in top form gearing up for the upcoming European YoYo Championship. Not only has he put in the time for the contest, but he put in the time to drop a video in advance? That’s some swagger. And that combo starting at 0:40? Holy crap!
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!
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Werrd’s Brandon Vu gives us a solid breakdown at what it’s like to build a freestyle to the worst music possible. This is brilliant, hilarious, and really painful to watch with the sound on.
YoYoRecreation has added the incredibly talented Toru Miyazaki to their team! Congratulations to YoYoRecreation and Miyazaki-san on this great pick-up. Check out Toru’s tricks in the new promo video above.
Yoyo used is the Dazzler by YoYoRecreation.
Enjoy this new Cabin Tutorial from CLYW and Jensen Kimmitt. That Green Triangle suicide at the end is perilous.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Sasquatch.
Werrd yoyo players Brandon Vu and Vu Ho dropped a 10-minute video on the finer points of tuning modern yoyos. This is a great video for new players who are looking for more information on how to get the best out of a yoyo that isn’t performing as it should.
Alexis JV has a new tutorial for his trick “Black Night”. Check it out!
Yoyo used is the YoYoJam Phenom.
Nicolo Rossetto and Armando La Rocca are gearing up for the 2015 European YoYo Championship, coming soon in Cracow, Poland! Check out this great practice video as these two top players form Italy show off what they’ll be bringing to the stage in Poland.
Yoyos used are the Oxygene Megatron and Obsidian.
I’ll let Ben McPhee tell you about this one:
On my first trip to Russia the yoyo scene was about 50 deep. They hung out in their own smaller crews, some guys were older and into other things as well but everyone came together often to hangout and play. There were known meeting spots across the city where you could just come and trust other yo-yos would come by too. The scene grew, matured, money came into it for some people, there were factions and eventually it maxed out and started to decline. Those who are left are now the hardcore. Some stayed around from the start, some came in later and drive it with a new passion. Ilya Matros is one of the new driving forces. He has contest results, a stack of video clips but he hasn’t reached his peak yet, nor has yo-yoing in Russia. It might be a bumpy road but I look forward to Russian yo-yoing growing once again so Russia can become the global powerhouse it can be in international yo-yoing.
Ryosuke Kawamura makes his way through the entire One Drop Benchmark 2014 lineup in this new video, chock full of really solid technical 1A tricks. Great job!
Yoyos used are the One Drop 2014 Benchmark Series.
Oh hey gang, look at that: Paul Kerbel has awesome 4A bangers, too. Surprise, surprise. Is there anything he can’t do!?
Yoyo used is the Flight by YoYoFactory.
Nehemiah Peterson ditches all his Illuminati weirdness and gets down to business in this new video, filmed and edited for him by Keiran Cooper. Nehemiah has been a real fixture on the competition scene, picking up a sponsorship from Werrd and making noise with his difficult and imaginative freestyles.
Yoyo used is the Fruiture by Werrd.
Perfect Elements, the film production name of Russian super awesome guy Igor Galiev just dropped an epic video featuring nearly 8 minutes of brilliant yoyo tricks from the best players in the world. All you are doing for the next hour is watching this over and over. I’m not even kidding here. Shot at 60fps, so make sure you watch it full screen at full size!
Featuring Ben Conde, Riccardo Fraolini, Yoshi Mikamoto, Justin Weber, James Reed, Charles Haycock, Jensen Kimmitt, Harold Owens III, Petr Kavka, Vashek Kroutil, Kentaro Kimura, Paul Kerbel, Takeshi Matsuura, and more.
If you haven’t been to 44Clash, you are really missing out. But at least now you can get a look at this prestigious yoyo contest…and there’s more coming! Enjoy this beautifully shot and edited look at the first day of the 2014 44Clash event. Featuring more talent than we can possibly list!