C3YoYoDesign just dropped another product video, bringing their total up to 8 videos released in 2013. Being amazed by this is starting to feel redundant, so I’m just going to mentally high-five them and advise you to subscribe to their YouTube channel if you’re tired of hearing me flip out over how awesome they are.
Mimi Thian Joins C3YoYoDesign Team
C3YoYoDesign x YoYoAcquaintance – Next Generation
Jason Cheow from Team C3 Singapore shows off their Berserker, Trident, and Alpha Crash models in C3’s SIXTH video released so far this year. This amazing Hong Kong manufacturer just won’t let up on the new video front! And with their new releases doing well at retail and Milan Kurfirt breaking the Czech “long sleeper” record with a 23:54 spin on their BTH model, C3 is off to a roaring start for 2013!
Glitter In Tokyo ft. Peter Pong Si Yee
C3YoYoDesign continues their 2013 reign of amazing product videos with this new one featuring the Kikstyo x 44Clash x C3YoYoDesign Glitter yoyo and Hong Kong player Peter Pong Si Yee.
C3YoYoDesign x CLYW Girl Power Video
The video description says it better than I could:
This is a “Girl Power” collaboration video between C3YoYoDesign and CLYW, two decent yoyo manufacturing companies. Starring Julia Aleksandra Gutowska and Ewelina Wejner (also known as Nuu Gatowsky), both using C3xCLYW H5Chief! Enjoy! HYPE THEM BOTH FOR EYYC 2013 FEMALE DIVISION!! GOOD LUCK GIRLS : *
Recorded with Canon 600D & GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition.
Edited with various Adobe software by Adam Paszke (Media Producer) & Mihai Suster (Edit and Video Assistant)
Petr Kavka – Behind The Cliff
Five-time Czech National YoYo Champion Petr Kavka shows off his signature CLYW yoyo, the Cliff, in this new video from Slusny.net.
Token vs Wei Xuan vs Capless
Another great new production video from C3 YoYoDesign…these guys are just going non-stop for 2013!
C3YoYoDesign – Trident Star Collection Video
C3 YoYo Design is just killing it lately in the product video department. If they keep this up I’m going to have to just give them their own section of YoYoNews and charge them rent.
Video features Peter Pong Si Yee and Ng Wang Kit a.k.a. “Lowhand”.
Team C3YoYoDesign China – C3 Chapter
C3 YoYo Design just dropped this great video featuring Chan Xuan, Ma Yi and William Nga from their Chinese team. Yoyos used are the Berserker and Master Galaxy. What’s it going to take to get more of these Chinese players to the US and Europe for contests?
C3 YoYoDesign Announces Berserker RX
C3 YoYoDesign have announced the retirement of their “Berserker” model and it’s coming re-release as “Berserker RX” with some changes to the weight distribution and design. Below is their marketing copy for the new model, and everyone here at YoYoNews believe this might well be the absolute best modern yoyo description ever, of all time.
Berserker fighted very hard with his last rage for the World in Doomsday. He won the battle but almost lost all his strength and dying….Suddenly, there is a bright light from heaven shine on him. Berserker “REBORN” with “EXTREME” power! Now Berserker RX stand and fight for the New Era!!!!!
In early 2012, we released Berserker, the bi-metal yoyo designed for the ulitmate performance. It brought noise and ideas on competitive yoyo designs to the market.
On Berserker RX, we reduced the 6061 ratio on body and add the weight to the 7075 rings. With the heavier and new shape rings, Berserker RX will have better spin power especially on horizontal tricks due to the new weight distribution. Last but not least, Berserker RX have a more powerful binding. This make you can catch it back on your hand more comfortable after a long combo!!!
Release at Jan 2013 Worldwide.
Ma Yi – Alpha Crash
New video from C3 YoYoDesign with Chinese player Ma Yi showing off their new plastic yoyo, the Alpha Crash. Check out the look on Ma Yi’s face at 1:18–PRICELESS.
Trick Theory: Interview with Isaac Sams & Zach Gormley
Isaac Sams & Zach Gormley have had a big year. The two sixteen-year-olds have been blowing minds at contests for a few years, but made waves in 2012 by launching Innovation Movement, a project based on furthering yo-yo tricks through exclusive videos and player spotlights.
Things only went up from there, with Isaac earning top marks at Triple Crown Chicago, his first 1A championship title, and Zach winning the US National Yo-Yo Contest with one of the best freestyles the country’s ever seen.
Besides that, though, America’s favorite young guns are also best buds, great trick theorists, and the nice kind of fellas you wish your little sister would meet. I caught up with the dynamic duo and got them to talk a little bit about favorite players, good tricks, and the future of Innovation Movement. –Drew Tetz
Hey dudes! Thanks so much for being the first Yoyonews interview, I’m psyched.
Zach Gormley: I’m really pumped! Thanks a bunch for thinking about us.
Isaac Sams: WOOP WOOOOP. I’ll try to make my explanations as short as I can, but sometimes I cant help myself I just LOVE YO-YOZ.
Let’s start out with an easy one: Who are some of your favorite players, and why?
Isaac: I have way too many favorite yo-yo people, so here’s my favorite three.
#1: Sid Seed: He’s been my favorite ever since I watched Kaibun for the first time, back in the day. When I think of words like innovation, style, icy, sexy, and perfection, I think of my brotha, $id. No one has tricks like him, and nobody ever will. Rodrigo Sid Seed Pires = KING
#2: Zach Gormley: #2 on my favorites list but #1 in my heart is my dude Zach. This fella won nationals doing the most difficult tricks ever seen on stage. In regards to arm tricks, it comes down to him and Ando. In my honest opinion, Zach is the best all around player at the moment.
#3: Yuuki Spencer: Needs no explanation.
Zach: Anthony – The trick artist; He makes bizarre elements you would never think of, and gets them to look good, too, it’s not just weird nonsense. He’s not just good at body tricks, he’s good at everything. The videos he put up in 2008 are still way better than pretty much anyone who is big right now.
Charles – His flow is unreal and his motions are on top of the worlddd. Plus, his typical “cool guy” stage presence makes his performances very swanky.
Isaac – Best buddy. Swell guy. Tech Master. Straitjacket King. Kendama pro. Super unique player, need I say more? He’s got some baller floral shirts, too, paired with those Escolar shoes… cough Triple Crown Champ cough
Shinnosuke Miyamoto – On Yuuki’s genius tech level with his own unique flow. Show him one of my tricks and he does it from the wrong mount somehow some way. Tell him it’s done from a different mount, and he does it with no explanation needed.
Tatsuya Fujisaka – Just like this guy’s tech as well. Tech is my weak point when it comes to getting me to like people. Handsome fella and nice flow.
No particular order, of course.
What does your trick/combo creation process usually look like?
Zach: Oh man, trick creation is kind of a nightmare, haha.
Isaac: I list segments/elements/concepts that I stumble on, and eventually try to piece together combos with them. I never force myself into creating a new trick, because I feel like my best tricks are made when I’m not trying. One tip I would give to any yo-yoer who’s having trouble making up new tricks is to take a break from learning and start creating.
Zach: Yeah, that all sounds good.
Isaac: I could’ve drawn out my answer lots more but I don’t want people to find out that I’m crazy.
Zach: When I stumble across a good element I typically make 2 or 3 variations of the element itself and pick the best so the element can reach its full potential. From there, I look at starting and ending mounts of different tricks/elements and piece them together like a puzzle – say one of my elements I notice ends in double or nothing, so I look at another trick and if I see it starts with a double or nothing I’ll put them together to make a combo that flows well and is good for comps.
The question is always brought up on how you stumble upon a good element/trick (use stumbleupon, duh.) I think that people that are stuck in a slump just never change what they are doing when they try and come up with something, thus nothing changes. It’s like saying you want to sell more shoes but change nothing about your shoes/marketing to get people excited for it. So what I recommend for coming up with elements is to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Use mounts you normally wouldn’t, and try and mimic a motion you would normally do in a trapeze in a double or nothing instead. Maybe yo-yo outside instead of inside, that tends to help me a lot. Lastly, take a break. I don’t know why it works, but taking a break really helps you come up with new tricks. You start with a kind of fresh mind set, I guess haha.
What do you think makes a good trick?
Isaac: I think a good trick (or even routine) should be in a similar structure as an essay, and I think I learned that from Zach, who learned it from Sebby – shout out to one of my favorite yo-yoers and people in the yo-yo community, btw. An introduction that catches attention, and then leads to the climax of the trick. I’ve learned that it’s very important to end your trick well, instead of just easily dismounting and binding.
Zach: Yeah, the words of Sebby, haha. That’s what I tried working with in my Nats freestyle, so it worked pretty well.
Let’s talk about InnMov: you guys had an amazing first year with a ton of great videos. What were some of your favorite moments from this year, and what are some of your plans for next year?
Isaac: Most of my favorite moments revolve around the beginning of IM, when Zach and I began making an outline of what our project was going to be. Asking you to make the logo, featuring players like Mark Mangarin and Ivan Maslin, creating a Facebook page, and making our first clip videos were important factors of the movement. Seeing Zach win nationals was pretty awesome too, since I’ve known that rascal since ’07, and I watched him go through that routine on Skype at least 1,000 times.
Zach: I don’t know if 1,000 times is quite accurate. More like 15, hahaha. But let’s just keep it at 1,000.
Isaac: Hahaha, whatever Zach, somewhere in-between. As far as future plans go, we’d like to make contest clip videos, spiffy interviews, IM accessories (omg stickers and more), and even apparel. By this coming spring, we’re going to host an online contest, so be sure to watch out for that…
So excited to see the things to come. It’s pretty rad that you two are such good friends, your split video from this summer was easily one of my favorites of the year. How has yo-yoing with each other affected your own personal yo-yoing?
Isaac: Thanks dawg, things only gon’ get betta now. Hopefully next summer’s video will be even better muahaha (#hype.)
Zach: Every time Isaac makes a new video I crap my pants, and he makes a lot of new videos. So I quite frequently have to do the laundry. Isaac is just mind blowing at tech. if you look at some of my newer tech tricks, you can find some Isaac-inspired things in 1 or 2 of ’em.
Isaac: Since Zach’s been doing so well at contests lately, it makes me feel obligated to do the same to stay caught up, haha. Although I don’t think my tricks really look like it, a lot of them, especially bangers/arm tricks, are inspired by him.
In closing, what do you want to see in yo-yoing in 2013?
Isaac: I’d like to see IM grow, Zach win Worlds, and Duncan Crew take over the world!
Zach: Haha, CLYW is gonna take over the community, you can go ahead and take over the world.
Zach is sponsored by CLYW, and his signature yo-yo the Arctic Circle is already on its fourth run. Isaac is a member of Duncan Crew USA. I like to call them “Duke Sams & Count Gormley” but I don’t know if they actually respond to that or not.
New Releases from C3 YoYoDesign
YoYoExpert just dropped some great throws by C3 YoYoDesign…well worth checking out!
Alpha Crash is a high end plastic yo-yo based off their flagship model the Berserker. The angular shape focuses on aerodynamics and stability. This yo-yo screams speed and high performance play. Excellent for the player who has just perfected their bind return all the way to the freestyle player who wants to prove plastic can play as good as metal.
The Glitter take a similar shape to C3′s flag ship model the Berserker. Strong angular design but a little smaller diameter making for a comfortable mid-size throw with a lot of stability and a lot of WOW factor.
This is a one time only production of 100 yo-yos in honor of the exclusive 44CLASH event in Japan!
And another in honor of 44CLASH edition yo-yo – the amazingly priced Capless! A black body with yellow and red flecks and the 44CLASH logo engraved in honor of the amazing contest in Japan.
VHYC Winner Freestyles
Freestyles are up from the 2012 Victoria Harbour YoYo Competition in Hong Kong!
Ma Yi – 1st Place – 1A Division (Single YoYo)
Alex Liu Man Ki – 1st Place – 2A Division (Double YoYo Looping)
Ng Wang Kit – 1st Place – 3A Division (Double YoYo String)
Fong Ka Ho – 1st Place – 4A Division (Offstring)
Denny Ko Kwan Han – 1st Place – 5A Division (Counterweight)
Additional videos are up on Here We Yo’s YouTube channel.