Yoyo used is the Good Life Breeze.
Yoyo used is the Good Life Breeze.
Saitou Ryunosuke and Yamamura Hoshou are firmly in the MarkMont™ camp of skill toys right now, with a stellar video featuring smooth, inventive 1A and jitter rings. Yeah, jitter rings. Mark is bringing them back…the toy you love to play and hate to hear.
Yoyo used is the MarkMont Classic by One Drop YoYos.
Yuki Uchida delivers some crisp and impeccable offstring play in this quick new video from Yoyorecreation.
Yoyo used is the Yoyorecreation Supercell.
German National Champion Dario Krakowski is the latest addition to the SF YoYos team, which is taking over the world like a Hulk full of White Walkers. (Did I pop culture that right? #hashtag). Congrats to Dario on the sponsorship and SF on another great pickup!
Yoyo used is the SF Statement.
CLYW knows how to set a mood with their product videos…check out the latest from Alec Campbell and Petr Kavka featuring the new contest throw from CLYW, the Wildfire.
Ryoichi Katsuki drops some smooth and supremely well-done 1A in this new video. It’s rare that you see front style combos at all, let alone such good ones. The one starting at 0:56 is pure thumb mount gold.
Yoyo used is the Yoyofficer Orbis.
Korean player In Hyeok Choi has a new video and it’s dense! Tons of great stuff in here, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from UNPRLD players.
Yoyos used are the UNPRLD Ignition and Reduction.
Japan Technology team member Kohei Nishimura shows us their newest monometal release, the Mirage. Designed specifically with 3A and 5A in mind, their translated announcement copy reads “Please feel the design skills of JAPAN TECHNOLOGY” which is pretty baller and we like it.
Yoyo used is the Japan Technology Mirage.
Few players exude such inimitable style as Eric Tran-Ton, and fewer still could make their departure from a team so graceful. Eric leaves UNPRLD with an incredible animated video and a little help from Unknown.
Music is NSFW.
One Drop YoYos has announced the Virtuoso, a new signature model for Ethan Cheung!
Ethan is one of our very favorite players, and it’s super gratifying to see a new signature model for him. His creative talents are truly staggering, and watching his US Nationals freestyle to music he composed and performed was a high point of the event.
Ethan’s new signature model, the Virtuoso, is designed and produced by One Drop YoYos. Here’s what they have to say about it:
It’s always intriguing to make a signature yo-yo. We always invite the player to contribute as much as possible to the design so that this important moment for them is the best it can be. A good measure of success is if the yo-yo is a reflection of the person. Ethan Cheung is a player on our team who is focused on competitive yo-yoing, but he doesn’t sacrifice any artistry in this pursuit. This rare combination makes Ethan stand out.
If you watch Ethan Cheung’s performance at Worlds 2018 in Shanghai you will notice precision, artistry, clarity, mastery. If you look at his signature yo-yo, the Virtuoso, you will notice the same characteristics. The 7075 aluminum alloy design is very focused towards function as a hard core competitive yo-yo with all the performance you would expect. If you look closely, you’ll also see the artistry with the clean flowing lines, the minimalist cup, the light bead blast, and the beautiful “projection profile” on the face of the rim giving a small nod to our first yo-yo, the Project.
Ethan explains his thought process on designing his signature yo-yo:
“At a glance, the design is reminiscent of the Format:C: which was the yoyo that allowed me to push my own boundaries and place 10th at Worlds in Iceland. But if you look more closely, you’ll notice the grooves on the rim – a tribute to the original Project and the roots of One Drop. For this signature model, I wanted a yoyo that would allow me to explore more styles of movement, that complements any style of play thrown at it. It is this balance of comfort and performance, of minimalism and detail, that makes us proud to present: the Virtuoso.”
The Virtuoso will be available this month at YoYoExpert.com.
We got another video from one of the most singular and creative voices in the history of yoyoing, Jensen Kimmitt. It is unique and lovely, with tricks that are alternately smooth and startling…much like Jensen, really. Incredible work, as always.
Great tricks, smooth delivery, unique pacing, luxurious hair.
Charles Haycock, everyone.
Congratulations to Tetsuto Kato on getting sponsored by UNPRLD, and congrats to UNPRLD on such an excellent addition to their already gifted team. Looks like we’ll have yet another player to watch out for in the run-up to Worlds.