Next level tricks from next level guys. Hard to get better than that.
Evan Nagao stopped in to the YoYoFactory office for a visit, and it looks like he had a good time. Throwing some tricks, trying out all the yoyos, meeting some local players, and he even had time to show off his impersonations of Gentry Stein and Zach Gormley. Dude is a one-man Basecamp, lol.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Edge.
David Stejskal continues to impress with his latest video for Basecamp, the ongoing collaboration between YoYoFactory and CLYW. Loads of skill, style to spare, and he just keeps getting better.
Yoyo used is the Basecamp Navigator.
Pisco Ouyang shows off the latest release from YoYoFactory with some crisp, clean 4A tricks. Really nice work!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Flight Pro.
Igor Galiev is like the Fugazi of yoyo players. You always think you know what’s coming but then as soon as you have a grip on the flow, he surprises you. We love watching this guy play.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Dogma.
Looks like our dude Ben Conde is getting into the tutorial game! Ben Conde Classics aims to give the 21,000+ subscribers to his YouTube channel a chance to learn how to yoyo from the very beginning. Pretty good way to promote his new responsive beginner yoyo from YoYoFactory, huh? Check them out below, and feel free to encourage your non-player friends to subscribe and start learning!
Yoyo used is the Ben Conde Around The World by YoYoFactory.
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
Our friends at YoYoFactory Russia put together a great look at the 2016 Russian National YoYo Contest. For the contest/history nerds out there, this year was the first year of a new event & organizer being recognized by the IYYF as the “official” Russian national competition. Hooray for progress! Featuring Mark Artsruni, Victor Gravitsky, Chingiz Alpyspayev, Bogdan Bezugliy, and Tasya Ganikhina.
OMG BEN CONDE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN WE MISSED YOU BUDDY! Ben Conde finally pops up again with a new video (and it’s been so long we nearly missed it, totally our fault), and we get the double bonus of him hanging out with World YoYo Champion Gentry Stein and European Offstring Champion Quentin Godet, and we get a sneak peek at his new yoyo from YoYoFactory. Ok, so that was worth the wait, I guess.
Basecamp Navigator Specs:
Diameter: 56.4 mm
Width: 43 mm
Weight: 65 grams
Response: CBC 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The Basecamp Navigator is the newest collaboration between CLYW and YoYoFactory, and the first bi-metal design from Basecamp. Designed for serious competition, the Navigator was designed by pulling features and inspiration from several competitor-focused YoYoFactory and CLYW yoyos used by players to win titles all over the world. This design direction, plus the addition of brushed stainless steel rims for superior weight distribution make this easily the most competition-oriented model in the entire Basecamp line, and one of the more exciting new contest yoyo releases.
The Navigator really is an incredible contest yoyo. It’s got all the speed and stability you would expect of a bi-metal yoyo, but where it really shines is horizontal play. Even without a cupped area for finger spins, the Navigator really excels at horizontal play. With its extra flared gap, zero wall response, and massive concentration of rim weight, an experienced player should have no problem pulling off their most extravagant horizontal combos with this yoyo, and even players new to horizontal play should find themselves progressing quicker than they thought possible. The brushed finish on the rims is a nice touch that prevents that drag that is common to bi-metal yoyos when they hit your hand during play.
As you can see from the comparison image below, the final look of the Navigator combines a very functional YoYoFactory H-shape with the stylings and curves more common to CLYW, and the result is a stunning blend of form+function. The fit of the stainless steel rims is impeccable, and the matte finish gives the Navigator a premium look and feel. The engraving is minimal, but the Basecamp word mark on just one rim is a really nice, subtle touch.
The Basecamp Navigator retails for $120. For a high quality competition yoyo that draws inspiration from some of the most decorated competition yoyos in the world, that seems like a pretty good deal. If you’re on a budget, there are plenty of other options but you won’t find much better in the bi-metal category. Not a casual purchase, but then again it’s not a casual player.
The Basecamp Navigator is available at YoYoExpert.com.
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Ann Connolly’s latest video blog finds her apartment loaded with yoyo players gearing up for EYYC! Gentry Stein, Andrew Maider, and Palli Gudmundsson all stopped by for dinner (orange chicken w/white rice) and so that Gentry could help Andrew with his freestyle. And then we got a sneak peek of Ann’s new signature edition of the Shutter, with a sweet looking purple-to-pink fade!
We’ve got a new trick dump video from Joe Black and it’s filled with goodness. We haven’t seen anything from Joe since July 2016, so it’s nice to get a fresh wave of his style and skill.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Paolista.
Check out some budding new talent from Poland in the form of Milosz Poplawski & Kacper Krasinski, a couple of kids who put together this new video to show off what they’ve learned so far. Solid work you guys…keep it up!