Three minutes of new tricks and new concepts from YoYoFactory Protege, Joe Wilson.
After the Genesis was released in 2009 to rave reviews and massive popularity, YoYoFactory wondered if there was anything that they could do to improve this design. After testing a few different concepts, the overwhelming winner was the addition of YoYoFactory’s patented triple bearing Hubstack System. Not only do the hubstacks enable you to perform different tricks, but the additional weight and the altered weight distribution change the Genesis into a completely different beast. Limited in color and quantity, these won’t last long!
56.4 mm Diameter
43.94 mm Wide
The Genesis is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
Tonight at 10:00 PM EST the LOOP 1080 releases at YoYoExpert as part of Wave 2 of the YoYoFactory Champions Collection. Retail price is $23.99 each.
This highly anticipated yo-yo was designed with input from World Yo-Yo Champion Shu Takada and was already used to win the 2012 National Yo-Yo Contest by Patrick Mitchell. The Loop 1080 has improved weight distribution and a fully centered adjustment mechanism, giving it a completely different feel and improved performance from the much-vaunted (and highly impressive) Loop 900.
YoYoFactory seems to have finally cracked the secret of the perfect looping yoyo without requiring modification…how many world and national titles do you think the Loop 1080 will bring in 2013?
You’d be hard pressed to find a more creative, passionate, drive group of professionals then those of the YoYoFactory Team. World and National Champions, International icons, Trick innovators. Each move of each trick is meticulously refined to be the most valuable, jaw dropping maneuver on stage, or film. Paulo is no exception. Holding it down for us in Southern California, and ushering in a new generation of Champion Yo-Yo Players, his tricks are deep. This new concept video takes it beyond just a new set of tricks, but explores a larger flow and visual concept that is wonderfully executed.
Results taken from YoYoFactory Facebook. Hopefully we will see some videos soon from one of the largest National Contests in the World!
Russian Nationals results (translation by Hired to Win):
1 Maxim Gruzintsev
2 Vlad Zamahaev
3 Maxim Shestakov
4 Bogdan Bezugly
5 Sergey Bandurin
6 Igor Galiev
7 Alexandr Pelevin
8 Ilya Matros
9 Ivan Maslin
10 Gena Malinin
Russia has one of the largest yo-yo scenes in the world and the 2012 Russian National Yo-Yo Contest is happening now! YoYoFactory is there covering the event. Keep an eye on their blog and twitter for updates.
They just recently shared some videos from their teams preliminary round:
This weekend one of the biggest contests in the world is happening, Russian Nationals in Moscow. Here are the preliminary round freestyles of the YoYo Factory team.
Ibrahim Rahman, better known as IBS, gives us Basement Session #1. Stellar!
YoYoFactory demonstrator Ann Connolly had a great appearance on Australian television..well worth a look!
YoYoFactory presents the 2nd wave of Champions Collection signature model yoyos. They’ve put together a great range of Yo-Yos, from the bright pink Paul Han ONEstar to the silky matte black Miguel Correa Genesis+. They have new, original models like the machined plastic Severe for Tyler Severance, Harold Owen III’s H.O.T.or the game changing Shu Takada Loop1080. They’ve even brought on a new twist on a classic with the Victor Gravitsky Protostar, as well as a new yo-yo with an old friend, the Proton with Kentaro Kimura.
Check out YoYoFactory’s individual posts of each model for the full story on each model, plus specs and detailed photos. Expect the YoYoFactory Champions Collection to hit YoYoExpert around the 1st week of December!
Yo-yo players around the globe are in for a treat this weekend!
In Asia, two huge contests will be held starting tomorrow. The Asia Pacific Yo-yo Championships, in Singapore, will be held from Friday to Sunday at the Hougang Mall. The other big event in the region is the China Yo-yo Corporation Championship in Guangzhou. While it’s unfortunate that the big names will be divided between the two contest, it makes for an exciting weekend nonetheless!
In the Americas, the US West Coast will host the Birdhouse Left Coast Tour, which brings along the YoyoFactory team. Also in the US, the traditional Mideast Regionals will take place in Plymouth, MI. Down south, Brazil Nationals will be held in São Paulo, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Brazilian Yo-yo Association.
Fresh from YoyoFactory’s Facebook, these are the results from this year’s BAC!
The mighty Mexican duo, Paul Kerbel and Luis Enrique confirmed their great shape and took the top two spots on the 1A division, followed by a few more YoyoFactory team members!
YoyoFactory also took 5A with Tyler Severance and Miguel Correa in the top two spots, while team YoyoJam got first in 3A and 4A with Alex Hattori and Bryan Figueroa, respectively.
Check out the final standings!
- Paul Kerbel
- Luis Enrique Villasenor
- Paul Han
- Harold Owens III
- Kevin Nicholas
- Patrick Mitchell
- Joseph Harris
- Yoshi Mikamoto
- Paul Han
- Ben McPhee
- Alex Hattori
- Elliot Ogawa
- Josh Yee
- Bryan Figueroa
- Zac Rubino
- Steven Lee
- Tyler Severance
- Miguel Correa
- Elliot Jackson
The YoyoFactory duo Luis Enrique and Paul Kerbel finished on top at this year’s Mexico National Contest, held yesterday. Luis Enrique came out on top, followed by Paul and Duncan Crew’s Alan Grimberg.
- Luis Enrique Villaseñor
- Paul Kerbel
- Alan Grimberg
We’ll post more detailed results as they become available!