The Daily Hampshire Gazette ran a great piece on YoYoExpert, highlighting owner André Boulay’s long-standing commitment to and involvement in the yoyo community. Always great to see members of the community getting some good press!
Duncan Orbit Specs:
Diameter: 54.22 mm
Width: 44.35 mm
Weight: 64.8 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Retail Price: $44.99 USD
The Orbit is the signature yo-yo of 2-time Israeli Champion and 3-consecutive-time European Champion Tal Mordoch!
Winning so many titles requires a lot of change, and the Orbit is tailored to Tal’s precise, well-controlled and constructive combos. The multi-stepped design gives it a wide catch zone to ensure a smooth landing and that little extra security for riskier elements. The weight is perfected to feel floaty with a powerful spin, allowing you to triumph through your long combos and technical tricks with ease!
From the contest stage to #trickcircle, everyone is sure to feel your pull with the gravity of the Orbit!
The Orbit is definitely optimized for Tal’s style of play…it’s fast and plays super zippy on the string, sliding around so quickly it barely feels like the string is touching the walls of the yoyo at all. The slightly smaller-than-average diameter of the yoyo makes it feel even faster, and allows for the just slightest bit of advantage when moving it through incredibly tight mounts and string segments. There is a ton of rim weight here, so even though the Orbit feels small in your hands, it packs a punch at the end of the string and gives you plenty of spin time to get through even your most complicated combos.
The Duncan Orbit keeps it simple and functional with solid color anodizing (and just one fade), but the inner cup is filled with artwork inspired by 1960s retro sci-fi illustrations. The fit and finish are great, and the engraving is a super-fun nod to yo-yo’s “golden era”. The profile of the yoyo is simple but thoughtful, and was clearly developed with specific input from Tal to really mesh well with his precise style of play.
The Duncan Orbit retails for only $44.99, making it a super affordable contest throw or an easy splurge for the casual player. If quick, technical play and a slightly smaller yoyo sound like your jam, this is definitely a great value.
The Duncan Orbit is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
THIS POST SPONSORED BY DUNCAN YOYOS.
It’s here! YoYoExpert’s Cyber Monday sale happens all day Monday AND Tuesday! Save up to 50% (or even more) on products from YoYoFactory, YoYoRecreation, Duncan Toys, Something, C3yoyodesign, Turning Point, and more!
Plus, buy ANY Side Effect yoyo from OneDrop and get a pair of Side Effects for just $3.99!
Head over to YoYoExpert.com and take advantage of these deals while supplies last!
YoYoExpert started the first Mystery Box Club in April with the promise of delivering multiple Mystery Boxes throughout 2017. Buy into the club and you are guaranteed the opportunity to stay in the club and buy the next box before it sells out (usually lightning fast!) Not part of the club yet? No worries – they will have some for a main release but act fast! (Buying the 2nd box gets you in the club too!)
Introducing the 2nd Box in the series!
For this second release, YoYoExpert wanted to give you a few more options, so they have 3 different mystery box options! Each box has completely different yo-yos, no overlaps, and each box is guaranteed to contain at least 1 metal yo-yo and a total retail value of over $100!
How does the Buyer’s Club work?!
Participating in this first Mystery Box Release will automatically enroll you into the new YoYoFactory Buyer’s Club! Simply purchase this box and you are *guaranteed* a chance to purchase box #3 later this year! Like what you get?! (We think you will!) Just stay in the club. The purchase of each box guarantees you get the first opportunity to buy the next box in line! A total of Four Mystery box releases planned for 2017!
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 3RD**
Hey guys, my interview with Keiran Cooper and Patrick Canny for the Scales podcast was just released! I had the pleasure of talking to them about how we used to share yo-yo tricks when I first started yo-yoing versus how we share them now. Listen to the episode below:
The main moral of the interview is: I miss yo-yo videos. Sharing tricks on Instagram through #trickcircle has a lot of pros… but there is something special about making an entire curated package in a trick clip video. So, I thought it would be fun to host a video contest to try and get a few more clip videos out there! So here are the rules…
1) All videos submitted must have the following splash screen at the beginning of the video for 5 seconds.
2) The minimum total duration for the video is 1 minute and 30 seconds.
3) Upload your video on YouTube with the following title format: “Scales Video Contest – name of video”
4) Submit your name, email, and a link to your video at the submission box at the bottom of this page.
5) The deadline for video submissions is
Monday, June 26th, 2017 Monday, July 3rd. This gives you a little over a month to come up with a video idea, film, edit, and upload!
The guidelines for this contest are pretty open so that everyone entering has a lot of freedom in what kind of video they want to make. I will be judging all of the videos and choose my top 3. The top 3 will receive a ton of bragging rights and YoYoFactory and YoYoExpert were kind enough to put up some great prizes! The prizes are:
1st: YoYoFactory EDGE and an $80 YoYoExpert Gift Certificate
2nd: YoYoFactory Czech Point Pivot and a $50 YoYoExpert Gift Certificate
3rd: YoYoFactory Horizon and a $20 YoYoExpert Gift Certificate
Now get out there and go film! Thanks a ton to the Scales Collective, YoYoNews, YoYoFactory, and YoYoExpert for supporting the community and helping me put this contest together!
YoYoExpert.com has released another video in their “Trick Theory” series, this one featuring the amazing Anthony Rojas! Widely regarded as one of the most creative and original yoyo players in the country, Anthony Rojas has a truly distinctive style in both 1A and 5A. Widely respected by fans and fellow competitors, Anthony is a stand-out talent in yoyoing.
Anthony’s signature model is the CLYW Dune.
Happy National YoYo Day!
US National YoYo Day is celebrated on June 6th each year in memory of Donald Duncan Sr., the entrepreneur credited with popularizing yoyos in the US. To celebrate, our friends at YoYoExpert.com are having a special sale…15% off everything storewide!
Just enter code YOYODAY2017 at checkout for 15% off your total purchase. Offer is good until 12pm EST, June 8th.
YoYoExpert gets in-depth with World YoYo Champion Gentry Stein in the latest installment of their Trick Theory series. Gentry breaks down what he looks for in a trick and talks about his approach to building a freestyle performance.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Shutter.
YoYoFactory Shutter Specs:
Diameter: 56 mm
Width: 44.4 mm
Gap Width: 4.75 mm
Weight: 67.8 grams
Bearing: CBC Center Trac Size C
Response: CBC Slim Pad 19mm
CLYW team member and amazing man-bun transit system Michael Kurti is the star of the latest episode of YoYoExpert’s “Trick Theory” video series. Check out some of Kurti’s signature tricks, shot in glorious hi-def slow motion, and get his take on why he does what he does.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Igloo.
CLYW team member Andrew Maider kicks off the new YoYo Trick Theory video series from YoYoExpert! Filmed during the 2016 US National YoYo Contest, this video showcases tricks from Andrew and a few other players and sits down with Andrew to gets his thoughts on modern trick theory and construction. Every player approaches yoyo play differently, and for a new player it can be pretty hard to figure out which direction you want to head in. A series like Trick Theory gives you the opportunity to hear from your favorite players about why they do what they do, and help you determine the direction that you want to push your own play. We’re pretty excited about this series, and can’t wait to show you more!
Yoyo used is the CLYW Blizzard.
YoYoBrothers Heritage Specs:
Diameter: 55 mm
Width: 43.5 mm
Weight: 67 grams
Response: 19mm pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The YoYoBrothers Heritage is the first ever release from yoyo collector and contest organizer Matthew Wright.
The Heritage is a zippy yoyo, great for speed combos and horizontal play, with a ton of concentrated rim weight. The Heritage shape combines organic curves with an open catch zone and perfect width. The distribution of weight makes for a very versatile and stable yo-yo with a speedy, long lasting spin that handles fast directional changes with ease. Whether you’re playing relaxed, patiently forming new tricks, or blazing through contest freestyles, this yo-yo is built to perform on every occasion!
The YoYoBrothers Heritage is available in limited quantities in four colorways; three signature editions for the YoYoBrothers sponsored players, and a special edition for YoYoExpert. The colorways are a nice spread of finish styles, which makes it easy for anyone to find a colorway that jumps out at them. The anodizing is really well done, and the colors are crisp.
The YoYoBrothers Heritage is a collector’s piece available in very limited quantities, so the $110 retail is pretty reasonable for what is sure to be a rare throw. The performance is definitely competition quality, so the price is worth it for a yoyo that rides the line between function and collectibility.
The YoYoBrothers Heritage is available at 8:00 PM EST – Wednesday – December 28th, 2016, at YoYoExpert.com.
THIS POST SPONSORED BY YOYOBROTHERS
The latest YoYoFactory Adventure video is here, and this one is from their recent trip to Peru! You might remember the IndieGoGo project that backed this trip and launched the Titanium Shutter…well, now we finally get a look at the scenery and dude, IT WAS WORTH IT. Another amazing video from the folks at YoYoFactory, featuring Gentry Stein, Paul Kerbel, Vashek Kroutil, André Boulay, and more.
Sponsored by a ton of players and YoYoExpert.
It’s that time of year again!
We get a new edition of everyone’s favorite fixed axle yoyo, we get a new video of fixie impossibilities from Ed Haponik, and we get the smug satisfaction that comes with feeling vaguely superior to all the people who don’t play fixed axle.
Ok, that last bit only lasts for about 6 minutes and it’s not our most endearing trait, but hey, it’s the holidays, and we want a little validation for our hard work, ok? Our knuckles are a mess.
YoYoExpert.com will be releasing the 2016 edition of the SPYY x TMBR x YoYoExpert eh at 8 pm EST on Monday, Dec. 19. This edition comes in FOUR different exotic woods, making it the most diverse and beautiful edition yet! The eh will be available in Wenge, Bubinga, Zebrano, and just TWO pieces made in Ebony wood. These will retail for $85 each, and the Ebony version will retail for $200 each and only be available to purchase via raffle. More details up at YoYoExpert.com!