Vladimir Glazkov rocks out a Dreadnought with IrPads and Kitty String in his newest video. Some really nice stuff here, very technically dense tricks. Not really my style to play, but definitely interesting to watch.
Archives for May 20, 2013
C3yoyodesign Present: Jeon Ji Hwan (2012 & 2013)
Jeon Ji Hwan, from the South Korean C3YoYoDesign team, just won the 4A division at the 2013 Korean National YoYo Championships…and right before the contest, C3YoYoDesign dropped this year-old video of him from their archives.
And today we got a brand new video from Jeon! It’s great to be able to see his progression as a player both in tricks and style.
Maxim Gruzintsev x PerfectStar
Maxim Gruzintsev shows off some solid tricks with this beautifully shot new video, featuring the PerfectStar from yoyorecreation. Make sure you watch this at 720p!
BOY ft. Ibrahim Itani
Watching this video is like hunting for a sasquatch. You know he’s out there, you catch little glimpses that are amazing, but you never feel like you’ve really seen whatever it is you think you’ve seen.
The low-light idea is interesting, but mostly we just want to see more tricks from Ibrahim Itani, an incredibly smooth and creative yoyo player.
Don’t make us wait so long for the next video, Ibrahim, and shoot the next one during the day, please!
New Slusny Tutorials – 1A & 5A
Czech yoyo shop Slusny dropped four new tutorial videos over the weekend…well worth checking out! High quality video and great trick breakdowns are a trademark for Slusny, and they’ve easily got some of the best tutorials in the industry.
However, our love for Slusny is not going to stop us from using this image of Petr Kavka as the Featured Image for this post. It popped up randomly and it’s hilarious. Sorry, Petr…but not really.
Ha ha ha ha ha…..it’s SO GOOD, right? Petr looks like he needs a strong cup of coffee or a few more hours of sleep. C’mon Petr, GET IT TOGETHER, MAN.
Anyway, here are the videos…enjoy!
Innovation Movement x Nikita Apon
YoYoFactory Russia Junior Team member Nikita Apon gets some love from Innovation Movement with his latest video. With the World YoYo Contest moving to Prague next year I think we’re going to see a huge contingent of Russian players…and I fully expect all hell to break loose once this new talent pool gets their chance to go for top honors. Amazing work from Nikita, as we’ve come to expect. But here’s my question…what does it take to move up to the full team in Russia?
JonRob – 5A Angel (NSFW)
Jonathan Robinson (a.k.a. JonRob) drops his first video in years and it was worth the wait. His counterweight play is undeniably the smoothest out there. Many players have tried to bite his style and no one has ever come close…JonRob really is the Greatest Of All Time.
Music is NSFW, so either watch it on mute or get yourself some headphones.
Bravehearth – Donald Grant Kendama Video
“BraveHearth” is another monster edit cut from 90 minutes worth of kendama footage from Donald Grant. There are some really fun and inspired tricks in here, and Donald nails the ridiculously difficult and the utterly silly with equal style and ease.
Also a heads up, be sure to check out the Scottish Kendama Championships on June 1st/2nd at Colinsburgh Town Hall.
CLYW x YoYoJam @ Kansas States
Ben Conde, Alec Campbell, and Adam Brewster got together at the 2013 Kansas State YoYo Championships and filmed this great collaboration video. Solid tricks from everyone, and it’s always great to see how little company rivalry there is among yoyo players.
2013 Korean National YoYo Contest Results
Huge thanks to Woongchul Shin for posting the results! Drop us a link if you know where we can find video of the winners!
2013 Bay Area Classic – Schedule, Competitor List, & more!
The Bay Area Classic is one of the longest running and most prestigious yoyo contests in the United States. This year’s event will be held Saturday, May 25th and is shaping up to be another legendary throwdown.
The contest website has been updated with a schedule of events, as well as a full list of competitors. Aside from pre-qualified players, only 10 players in 1A will advance from prelims to finals…out of 90 registered competitors. Not only do you have to throw a top-quality, original routine but you’re going to have to run it with ZERO mistakes to get through to finals. Below is a list of pre-qualified players who are already confirmed through to finals…the talent on this list is staggering!
Information has also been announced for the pre-contest Friday Night Pizza Party!
We are all going to have a pizza party with a secret un-released Mystery Bag! Each stuffed with a yoyo that has not been released yet worth $20 dollars for $10! Only 30 available so you better line up! Be at Pizza Inferno at 5:00 PM – just two blocks from our official Hotel the TOMO!
Pizza Inferno Restaurant & Bar
1800 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Good luck to all the competitors! YoYoNews will be updating live from the contest on our Instagram and Twitter accounts, and we’ll post here with updates as quickly as we can.
1A Finals Order
2A Finals Order
3A Finals Order
4A Finals Order
5A Finals Order