Merry Christmas from Czech champion Jakub Dekan!
Yoyo used is the Yoyorecreation Draupnir.
Merry Christmas from Czech champion Jakub Dekan!
Yoyo used is the Yoyorecreation Draupnir.
While we were all busy ooohing and aaaaahing over all the new yoyo releases, YoYoRecreation dropped this little gem that might actually be the single best release at Worlds!
This new bearing removal tool appears to let you insert the tool into the center of the bearing, and then expand the jaws to grip the bearing from the inner race and pop the bearing out easily…and then with another twist you can disengage the jaws and let the bearing easily pop off the tool. Brilliant! And it looks super cool to boot. Available at the World YoYo Contest this weekend for ¥4000 (about $32 USD).
Yoyorecreation just released a trailer for “Revelation”, a short new documentary coming soon about the 7-year old company that has been a dominant player in the high-end yoyo market in Japan…one of the most demanding yoyo markets in the world.
Filmed and edited by Piotrek Smietana, and featuring tons of drone footage and extra-epic music. Because yes.
Our latest release in The Summer of Titanium™ is yet another World YoYo Contest release from Yoyorecreation, the Seventh Heaven! This Sleipnir-inspired titanium yoyo is a full-sized competition-ready yoyo and Yoyorecreation owner Kengo Kido believes it to be a culmination of everything he has learned in his seven years of running Yoyorecreation.
This beauty will set you back ¥77777 (of course), which is about $625 USD. Available first at the World YoYo Contest!
The Summer of Titanium™ has played out well beyond the possible dreams of any yoyo player or collector. For those of you who haven’t been keeping track, we’ve had the YoYoFactory Dream, Luftverk Evora, One Drop Citizen, iYoYo TIger, Something Anglam TISS, Something Anglam Zero, and now the Yoyorecreation Seventh Heaven.
This is madness. Glorious, sparking on concrete, madness.
The hits just keep on coming from Yoyorecreation with their World YoYo Contest releases!
Next up we have a brand new bi-metal yoyo, the Yoyorecreation Valkyrie! Designed with input from Yoyorecreation team member Piotrek Smietana, the Yoyorecreation Valkyrie is a design from the people who brought you the Draupnir, which has become the gold standard for bi-metal yoyos. We don’t have specs yet, but while the shape and profile appear to be incredible similar to the Draupnir, the weight and weight distribution have apparently been changed to make this a more “accessible” feeling bi-metal for a wider range of competition players.
Expected retail is ¥25800 (about $207 USD), and the Valkyrie will be available first at the 2015 World YoYo Contest.
Yoyorecreation has announced another new release for the 2015 World YoYo Contest…a new entry-level plastic yoyo called the FAY!
Retailing for just ¥1980 (about $16 USD), the FAY appears to come stock with a half-spec bearing for responsive play, and can easily be fitted with a full-width bearing for unresponsive play. The shape looks great for beginners or advanced players, and at this price point the FAY could be a huge hit for Yoyorecreation! This is also the first Yoyorecreation yoyo to use side caps (yay, side caps!) and they are actually designed to be easily removable. Perfect for customizers!
Hello, and welcome to the absolute most adorable yoyo-related thing you’ll see all year.
Japanese yoyo retailer SpinGear has created two packs of special “stickers” for the popular Japanese messaging app Line, featuring SpinGear owner Takahiko Hasegawa, with appearances by YoYoRecreations’ Kengo Kido, CLYW’s Chris Mikulin, Ayumu Harada, and Harrison Lee, One Drop’s Ryosuke Kawamura, and even YoYoFactory’s Ben McPhee (munching on Mister Donut with his trusty camera around his neck). This is seriously one of the best things ever!
Download the sticker packs at the links below. (If you open them on your mobile phone, they should automatically open in the Line app).
YoYoRecreation just announced a pile of new releases for their Rebellion line being released at Worlds, and now we have a glimpse at a new plastic model for their main line! The Gargantua is, hopefully, releasing at Worlds and it looks like in the hands of a skilled player it can handle pretty much anything.
Plus we get a look at Iori Yamaki’s 1A Semi-Final routine for Worlds and if he goes clean he’s definitely got a shot at a big win this year.
The Butcher is part of the first wave of releases from Rebellion, a budget line of yoyos created by Kengo Kido and Piotrek Smietana of YoYoRecreation.
The Butcher is a budget-friendly aluminum yoyo, based slightly on the design of the YoYoRecreation Mr. Butcher. Featuring a slimmer profile than the rest of the Rebellion line, the Butcher is ideal for ultra-complicated 1A play that requires fast movement through a lot of string segments, or 3A play which is always helped by a slightly narrower yoyo. Fast, stable, and long spinning, the Butcher is also dead smooth, to the point that it’s hard to admit it’s a “budget” model. Considered among plays to be one of the best all-around players of the Rebellion line so far, the Butcher can handle all your tricks and more.
The fit and finish on all of the Rebellion models are excellent for a line of budget yoyos. Available in solid colors only, the Rebellion line is meant to be a solid value with a simple aesthetic. Packed in a stamped cardboard box, the Rebellion line features only a simple engraving with its name and the brand’s flag icon.. Simple and straightforward, this model is meant for players.
The Rebellion Butcher retails for just $56, making it an amazing value for the serious player on a budget. With high quality manufacturing and great play value, the Butcher is unbelievably good and meets or exceeds the value of most other yoyos in this price range. The Butcher looks, plays, and holds up like a far more expensive yoyo, and should serve you well.
The Rebellion Butcher is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
YoYoRecreation has just announced FOUR new yoyos being released under their “Rebellion YoYos” sub-brand at the 2015 World YoYo Contest!
Liliputian ¥4480 / $36 USD
The Liliputian is an undersized model, something we don’t see a lot of lately. Available first in light purple and black.
Qilin ¥6480 / $52 USD
The Qilin is based on the YoYoRecreation Sleipnir, giving players a shot at similar performance for a much lower price.
Dread & Dread G – ¥8800 / $70 USD
With a 62mm diameter, the Dread is modeled after the YoYoRecreation Dreadnought, a cult classic among yoyo players. The Dread G version is heavier, weighing in at 80 grams for players who want something that solid and stable.
There will also be new colorways available for the existing Rebellion YoYos models, the Acro, Butcher, and Golyat.
YoYoRecreation has released another “team portrait” video, this one featuring Yuusuke Ootsuka.
This is one of the first yoyo videos to be shot extensively with drone footage and the result is staggeringly beautiful. It’s such a completely different look for yoyoing, and once again Backspin leader Piotrek Smietana has taken yoyo cinematography to the next level.
Yuusuke’s yoyo play is fantastic, but hearing him talk about the motivation behind his freestyles is really my favorite part. This part in particular really struck me:
Nowadays, tricks are telling too much information to the audience. That’s why I want to express only a few things with my freestyle. I think that most people don’t choose the most important parts, and simply don’t watch how it looks overall. I want to make a point, that showing the best of your skill doesn’t always mean to show all of your tricks in a single freestyle.
New players coming up and starting to think about competing in freestyle competitions..pay close attention to this idea. I promise you, it will be the thing that separates you from the pack.
Huge thanks to YoYoRecreation and Piotrek Smietana for this incredible video!
Yoyorecreation released a really high-quality video profile of one of their star players, Ryota Ogi, no doubt part of their promotional lead up to the 2015 World YoYo Contest. Ryota is one of the most creative and technically skilled players in the world, and he’s definitely a top contender for this year’s 1A Division.
Yoyo used is the yoyorecreation Draupnir.
The Acro is part of the first wave of releases from Rebellion, a new budget line of yoyos created by Kengo Kido and Piotrek Smietana of YoYoRecreation.
The Acro is a budget-friendly aluminum yoyo, based slightly on the design of the YoYoRecreation Acrophobia. When you think of a budget model, “dead smooth” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind but the Rebellion Acro brings a smoothness that will leave you wondering just how they are able to sell this for such a low price. The full-sized body and wide profile make it easy to hit anything you’re trying on this yoyo, and it throws smooth and binds tight. It has a solid, quality feel and plays like a yoyo twice its price, and the inclusion of a Konkave bearing will make plenty of players happy. Fast on the string and long-spinning, the Acro is sure to become a contest favorite for players looking to get the most for their money. Excellent for 1A or 5A, although it may be too wide for most 3A players tastes.
The fit and finish on the Rebellion Acro light are excellent for a budget yoyo. Available in solid colors only, the Acro is meant to be a solid value with a simple aesthetic. Packed in a stamped cardboard box, the Acro features only a simple engraving with its name and the flag icon of the Rebellion line. Simple and straightforward, this model is meant for players.
The Rebellion Acro retails for just $50, making it an amazing value for the serious player on a budget. With high quality manufacturing and great play value, the Acro is unbelievably good and meets or exceeds the value of most other yoyos in this price range. The Acro looks, plays, and holds up like a far more expensive yoyo, and should serve you well.
The Rebellion Acro is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
Acquaintance has been on a roll lately with a ton of great player profile videos…check out this one featuring YoYoRecreation powerhouse Toru Miyazaki.