Congratulations to Josh “Ciczlow” Vickers on his new sponsorship from GSquared, and congrats to GSquared on picking up their first international player.
First Look – GSquared Elite
We’ve got a first look here at the new bi-metal release from Ohio-based GSquared YoYos. Check out their info, specs, and more pics below!
The Elite is G Squared YoYos passion project. I can’t remember being more proud of a design. Making a bimetal was a huge undertaking that presented many new challenges and opportunities. Finally, after four prototypes, we got it perfect.
When approaching the Elite we didn’t want to make a bimetal just to do it, we wanted to utilize the properties that make this medium special. To harness the magical feeling you get the second you throw a truly well designed bimetal. To achieve superior performance you can’t just using aluminum. Levels of stability and momentum at a weight you can’t reach without the usage of different materials. Here at G2 we don’t just go through the motions, we are elite.
Releasing soon at gsquaredyoyos.com
G Squared Elite Specs:
Diameter – 57mm
Width – 43 mm
Weight – 62 grams
Body – 6061 aluminum
Weight ring – Stainless Steel
Bearing – Boss Rage and Wrath (Size C)
Response – G19 pads (19mm)
The People’s Showdown
GSquared Jake has announced an online freestyle contest called “The People’s Showdown”, featuring a pre-selected group of players battling for a $500 cash prize!
The tournament starts with all the players divided into two pools. Each player gets 1 throw and 30 seconds. Viewers vote on their favorite, and the top 3 vote receivers from each pool advance to the bracket.
In the bracket, each player will submit new tricks to face off against one opponent at a time in single elimination match-ups. (The top vote receiver from each pool will have a first round by in the bracket play.)
Winner of the tournement takes home $500 cash!
The player list is a pretty fantastic all-star lineup of current contest champs. Competing in the tournament are: Loris Rosa, Tylor McCallumore, Jesse Christe, Ethan Cheung, Alex Gallimore, Andrew Maider, Mike Marshall, Andrew Bergen, Colin Beckford, Patrick Canny, Michael Montgomery, and Michael Ferdico.
Check out the videos below for Pool A and Pool B, and then click through the voting links to vote for your favorite players from each!
The People’s Showdown is sponsored by YoYoExpert, GSquared, The Monthly Throw, and YoYoBrothers.
VOTE HERE FOR POOL A
VOTE HERE FOR POOL B
Zammy X G Squared Presents The Wolf
Daniel “Zammy” Ickler brings Christmas presents early this year. On top of unveiling his signature model, designed by G Squared and dropping next Wednesday, he gifts us this slick new video showcasing his unique style of 1A and Möbius. Great soundtrack, great tricks!
First Look – GSquared x Zammy Wolf
The Wolf has been in the works for almost all of 2016. G2 has been working closely with Zammy to create him a signature yoyo.I have been making some of the highest quality yoyos for almost 5 years now. This time I wanted the challenge of making a yoyo for someone else’s preferences instead of what I wanted. Zammy was the perfect fit for this. Trick Innovator of the Year in 2014, and one of the best known players in the world, it only made sense to set it up as a collaboration.Zammy told me everything he wanted in his perfect yoyo, and I did my best to create a yoyo for that. Slight changes to the first proto, and we have done just that with the Wolf. The Wolf is a big comfortable H shape yoyo.The Wolf is expected to be released on Wednesday, November 23rd.
GSquared Wolf Specs:
Diameter: 56 mm
Width: 44 mm
Weight: 66.4 g
Bearing: Size C (Boss Rage and Boss Wrath)
Suggested Retail: $115 USD
Ciczlow – Island POV
Josh Ciczlow has a lot of style for an up-and-comer. Good stuff!
Yoyo used is the GSquared Triton.
Mike Marshall – Aftershock
Mike Marshall dropped a new video with a handful of his favorite tricks, and it’s worth a watch. Fresh off his 1A win at South Central Regionals (we think, anyway, since the corrected scores still haven’t been posted), Mike is a player to watch!
Yoyo used is the Aftershock by GSquared YoYos.
Duality – Will Hahn x Mike Marshall
Will Hahn and Mike Marshall dropped a new video to promote the Monkeyfinger x G2 Co-Lab yoyo. There’s some really solid play in here from two up-and-comers.
Yoyo used is the Monkeyfinger x G2 Co-Lab.
SPbYYS Presents: YoYo Almanac 1
The fine folks at the Saint Petersburg YoYo School have released a new video called “YoYo Almanac 1”, featuring guest spots from an international all-star list of yoyo players!
Ahmad Kharisma (yoyorecreation)