The ladies of Basecamp shot some tricks during their trip to the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Iceland! Check out the new new from Ann Connolly, Tessa Piccillo, Karolina Zahrubska, Betty Gallegos, and Ewelina Wejner.
Basecamp’s David Stejskal shares some footage from his trip to Punat Beach in Croatia. Absolutely beautiful!
Yoyo used is the Basecamp Jackknife.
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!
Looks like our friends at YoYoFactory have picked up new distribution in the UK! According to this press release, YoYoFactory is re-launching in the UK with distribution from Wilton Bradley, a company who, according to their website, “specialise in the design, development, sourcing and supply of quality consumer leisure goods, supplying our own branded goods to specialist retailers and sourcing a broad range of products for many of the world’s leading retailers and third party brand owners.”
That’s a mouthful, but what it means is better availability of YoYoFactory yoyos in the UK, so that’s a good thing. The full press release is below…here’s hoping this is a sign of good things to come for the UK yoyo scene!
YoYoFactory has partnered with Wilton Bradley to distribute their expert yoyos line throughout the UK.
YoYoFactory has tapped Wilton Bradley to act as UK distributor for their expert line of YoYos, the firm has announced.
“We are pleased to announce that Wilton Bradley has agreed to be our new distribution partner in the UK,” said Hans ‘YoHans’ Van Dan Elzen, founder of YoYoFactory and international YoYo superstar.
“The UK market is special to us and requires a strong partner who can bring the excitement to the public that Yo-Yos require. Wilton Bradley was the only choice.”
Wilton Bradley’s head of sales and marketing, Simon Hampton added: “We are delighted to be the UK’s sole distributor for YoYoFactory, we have a full product range which will provide a great throwing experience for the beginner using the TenTrick range right up to the high-grade aluminium DV888 Yo-Yo or the F.A.S.T 201 to master the classics.”
USA-based YoYoFactory was founded in 2003 and designs and manufactures the world’s best performing Yo-Yos for professional players, World Record holders, National and World Champions. YoYoFactory also makes accessible YoYos to suit a varied range of styles and skill-levels.
YoYoFactory and Heartbeat Media put together a new feature video of Shu Takada, filmed while he was visiting China for CYCC 2017. Shu has developed such an incredible amount of skill…watching him play 2A is watching someone at the very pinnacle of their game. Not a single movement wasted, and every transition leads to the most logical possible trick. Shu is a real inspiration to watch.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Loop 1080.
Ann Connolly gets super in-depth about the YoYoFactory Velocity, her pick for best starter yoyo ever! This is a great video to point someone to if they’re just getting interested in yoyoing and trying to sort through the hundreds of options. And then you can point them to YoYoExpert to pick up their own YoYoFactory Velocity yoyo!
**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!
YoYoFactory has been supporting the yoyo scene in Mexico for nearly a decade, sponsoring their players and sending special guests to their events. This year they attended the 2017 Mexican National YoYo Contest with Evan Nagao and shot some beautiful footage with team members Luis Enrique, Betty Gallegos, and Paul Kerbel.
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.