YoYoFactory’s Patrick Borgerding was in attendance at the 2014 Mexican National YoYo Contest (full results here), and he rocked out a 5+ minute 3A demo, much to the crowd’s delight. Patrick is definitely one of the leading forces in 3A play, and with his new signature model on the way from YoYoFactory it’s safe to see we can expect to see a lot of him at contests this year.
Archives for March 31, 2014
2014 European YoYo Meeting
The 12th Annual European YoYo Meeting will be held May 1st – 3rd in the small town of Częstochowa, Poland. This low-key event is a great opportunity for yoyo players to get together, hang out, and have a great time together outside of the contest atmosphere. With some awesome little cabins and beautiful natural surroundings, the European YoYo Meeting looks like it’s going to be a ton of fun for everyone in attendance.
For only €65 ($89 USD) you get:
- Accomodation for 3 nights (May 1st – 4th, 2014) in Zlota Gora Hostel
- 3 breakfasts (May 2nd – 4th, 2014)
- EYYM’s Official T-Shirt
- Ticket for the Adventure (kayak trip to Mstów, barbecue and bonfire place, football pitch)
- Bus Ticket from Mstów back to the Hostel
- EYYM Starter Pack (special survival package)
The meeting is recommended for players who are 18+, and the registration deadline is April 24th. Head over to EYYM.org for details and to sign up!
Owen Ekblad – Red Shorts
This is just a short, single combo trick dump of a video but Owen Ekblad rocked it, and it got my attention.
Yoyo used is the Rockefeller by Square Wheels YoYo Company.
Michael Kurti – Puffin Freestyle
In the same style as the recent video from Zach Gormley, CLYW drops a combination of contest and practice footage from the indomitable Michael Kurti. Michael has some of the most intricate and difficult transitions in the 1A game right now, and this video teeters between inspiringly brilliant and daunting as hell.
Yoyo used is the Puffin 2 by CLYW.
Ryosuke Kawamura Presents: Takumi Yasumoto & Takafumi Endo
Ryosuke Kawamura has dropped two more videos featuring fresh talent from Japan, featuring the skills of Takumi Yasumoto & Takafumi Endo.
Takumi-san shows off some really clean 3A and offstring play in his video part, nailing some pretty difficult tricks so clean you’d think he’s been doing this for decades. Yoyos used are the Aeronaut and Triplet by YoYoRecreation.
Takafumi-san has some absolutely mind-boggling technical counterweight play going on in this video…some great reversals and really impressively dense combos that seem pretty amazingly difficult to hit consistently. Yoyo used is the Y-Factor by One Drop.
Luke Finnell – ILLuminate
Luke Finnell is dropping bombs in his newest video, “ILLuminate”. Coming just a couple of days after this stellar video from his brother, it’s pretty awesome to see this much talent coming from one family.
Yoyos used are the Hubstack Afterglow and Shutter by YoYoFactory.