The new “Tech Creators” YouTube channel, created to highlight more technical yoyo players, just dropped a new video featuring some really dense tricks by Greg Angel.
Archives for October 4, 2016
CLYW Launches Pool Party & Heaven Sent
Strange things are afoot at CLYW. Strange, but awesome!
The company has recently announced two new “sub-brands” called Pool Party (created and run by CLYW owner Chris Mikulin) and Heaven Sent (created and run by CLYW photographer Alec Campbell). Each brand will operate as its own micro-company within CLYW, creating unique yoyos and accessories with a very different look and feel than the regular CLYW line.
Pool Party’s first release, the “Banana Hammock”, is available now, while Heaven Sent will drop its first yoyo, the Creep, later this month. As you can see from the screen grabs below, these two projects look and feel very different from each other, and both are considerably different from CLYW.
Check out CLYW’s press release below, and sound off in the comments to let us know what you think about these two new projects.
CLYW is pleased to announce a couple of new projects that we think you’re gonna love! We have officially launched two new “sub-brands”, called Pool Party and Heaven Sent.
What’s a sub-brand? Well, think of it like this: with cars, one company owns and manufactures BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce. That’s a pretty wide stretch of product lines, all very different from each other. CLYW owner Chris Mikulin and team member Alec Campbell both had some really interesting, creative ideas about things they would like to try, but as we all talked about it we realized that they weren’t actually a good fit for the CLYW brand. So we decided to create new outlets for each of them to try new ideas and create a totally new look and feel for their releases.
Pool Party was created and is managed entirely by CLYW owner Chris Mikulin, and it got the first release with a return top called the Banana Hammock. Featuring artwork by Paul Escolar and Hamburger Hands, Pool Party is a silly new brand with a focus on fun.
CLYW photographer and videographer Alec Campbell’s new brand is called Heaven Sent, and takes inspiration from 1990s emo music and album art, and from the streetwear scene. The first release from Heaven Sent, the Creep, will be available soon.
CLYW has always been about pushing creativity and art into the return top industry, and we’re excited to continue pushing boundaries with these two new brands. Everything will continue to be produced with the same quality and attention to detail that you’ve come to expect from CLYW, and CLYW itself has a lot of great new models coming soon as well.
2016 National Futures YoYo Contest Results
The first National Futures YoYo Contest was held last weekend in Chico, California, the home of the National YoYo Museum. It was a great turnout for a first year contest, with local champs on-hand to judge the event and cheer on the next generation of champions. Check out results below, click here to download a .pdf with full scoring breakdowns, and head over to www.chicoer.com for a great write-up of the event.
10 and Under – Finals
- James CERUSSI – Davis, CA
- Jeremiah BAZAN – Meridian, ID
- Titus PITTENGER – Chico, CA
- Will WALTER – Napa, CA
- Rowan BROOKS – Chico, CA
11-12 Years old – Finals
- Hunter FEUERSTEIN – Chandler, AZ
- Christian LEE – Buffalo, NY
- Alfonso CHAVEZ – Chico, CA
- Laird FOWLE – San Ramon, CA
13-14 Years old – Finals
- Ryan CVIJANOVICH – Chandler, AZ
- Chris Godsey – Auburn, CA
- Jack MARGETTS – Chico, CA
- Christian KENNEDY – Placentia, CA
- Josh GOTTHEIL – San Jose, CA
15-16 Years old – Finals
- Daniel BELLO – Chico, CA
- Alex VANDERWYST – Meridian, ID
- Robin STRICKLEN – Davis, CA
17-18 Years old – Finals
- Marc ZUNO – Ontario, CA
- Andrew CONTRERAS – Chico, CA
10 and Under – Prelim
- James CERUSSI – Davis CA
- Titus PITTENGER – Chico CA
- Jeremiah BAZAN – Merdian ID
- Rowan BROOKS – Chico CA
- Will WALTER – Napa CA
11-12 Years old – Prelim
- Hunter FEUERSTEIN – Chandler AZ
- Christian LEE – Buffalo NY
- Alfonso CHAVEZ – Chico CA
- Laird FOWLE – San Ramon CA
13-14 Years old – Prelim
- Chris GODSEY – Auburn CA
- Ryan CVIJANOVICH – Chandler AZ
- Christian KENNEDY – Placentia CA
- Jack MARGETTS – Chico CA
- Josh GOTTHEIL – San Jose CA
- Joshua KENDRA – San Jose CA
- David GONZALEZ – Santa Rosa CA
- Lukas GRO – Boise ID
- Max GIRARD – Murphys CA
- Ian WATANABE – Galt CA
- Zach MARTIN – Rocklin CA
- Adrien NARANJO – Corpus Christi TX
15-16 Years old – Prelim
- Alex VANDERWYST – Meridian ID
- Daniel BELLO – Chico CA
- Robin STRICKLIN – Davis CA
17-18 Years old – Prelim
- Marc ZUNO – Ontario CA
- Andrew CONTRERAS – Chico CA