Full results and scoring breakdowns are in for the 2015 MA States YoYo Contest!
Duncan Toys has announced another addition to their kendama line, the light-up Torch Kendama. No word on pricing or release date yet.
Introducing the new Torch Kendama! Brilliant lights illuminate both the ken and the tama. Each cup is surrounded by soft, removable silicone rings, making for easy landings.
Malaysian National Champion Zafran Aqil has been announced as part of the YoYoFactory team in Malaysia! Check out this new video featuring some of his killer 1A.
Yoyo used is the Space Cowboy by YoYoFactory.
Duncan player Yoshihiro Abe gives up some really fun 5A play in his newest video. I have a soft spot for 5A players, but Yoshihiro is still really damn good.
Yoyo used is the Barracuda by Duncan Toys.
A couple of weeks ago we got the huge news that Duncan Toys was trimming their team way down to just a core group of their most active members. This led to a ton of speculation and lots of questions as we all waited from official word from Duncan on who would remain on the team.
Today YoYoNews is proud to give you the exclusive jump on the final Duncan Crew roster! Looks like the final team is a much more manageable size, and filled with their most active players. Looks like a great lineup for Duncan moving forward…congrats to everyone who made the cut, and I hope we can expect big things from all of them.
Javier Augusto Martinez
Singapore blog Acquaintance dropped a new video with Jeremy Tan! There’s some really nice tech 1A in here…the video is short but sweet and definitely worth a watch.
Luis E. Celis from Bogota, Colombia sent us this new fixed tip spin top video, and it’s packed with crazy hard stuff. Not many people are crazy enough to specialize in fixed tip but those who do are baller beyond compare. Enjoy!
Alec Campbell is crazy good at yoyoing.
Yoyo used is the Yeti by CLYW.
Artem Sadriev has a great new 5A combo at 60fps, and it’s a really nicely put-together study on combo-building. Check it out!
Yoyo used is the Code 2 Nautilus by One Drop.
Looks like Josh Yee skipped the after-party and went straight home to start editing this post-contest video for the 2015 Bay Area Classic. Thanks, Josh!
YoYoFactory player Aristidis Voultsios enjoys some shade on a hot day in this new video. He shows off some really primo slack control here, with plenty of trick elements that should give you some new ideas!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Regen.
The 2015 Bay Area Classic was held this past weekend, and once again some of the best players in the US gathered for a full day of fierce competition. The ENTIRE 1A Finals list was stacked with champions, but CLYW’s Andrew Maider came out on top with his best freestyle yet. Tyler Hsieh pulled out a nice routine in the otherwise sparse 2A Division, while Elliot Ogawa took home a hard-won 1st Place trophy in the 3A Division. The 4A Division had a World Champion squaring off against a National Champion, with Michael Nakamura taking home top honors, and the 5A division saw contest stalwart Tyler Severance from YoYoFactory taking home his FIFTH win at the Bay Area Classic! Congrats to all the winners!
The Guinness World Record channel on YouTube just posted this “classic” clip, of 4-time World YoYo Champion Hiroyuki Suzuki setting the
original Guinness World Record for knocking coins off people’s ears with a yoyo. Nice to see a clip like this archived for posterity!
The first record was set by John & Rebecca Higby in Spain on the Guiness World Record show. This clip shows Hiroyuki beating that time. Then in 2013, John Higby set a new record with TWO yoyos, live on television in Beijing. (Thanks to John Higby for the clarification!)