YoYoFactory has a history that goes back almost as far as modern yoyoing in Russia. In 2007 we sent the first international Pros into Russia for more than a decade. We have watched, and supported the growth of one of the youngest and most active YoYo scenes on the planet. YoYo in Russia is no longer a new novelty, it is a real sport. This is our Team.
Vashek in Russia feat. Severe
4x Czech National Champion and 2010 European Champion Vashek Kroutil trucks around Russia and shows off the new YoYoFactory Severe in this video.
2013 has proven to be a pretty incredible year for video releases already…keep ’em coming!
Fedor Karpenko – CLYW Cliff – 1 Take
Fedor Karpenko gives us a great single shot / single throw video featuring the CLYW Cliff.
Maria Nechiporenko for YYF Russia
Maria Nechiporenko, from YoYoFactory’s Russian Junior Team, just dropped this new video that has us really excited to see how her play style develops. She definitely has a lot of potential and the beginnings of some really fluid trick presentation. YoYoFactory has always been gifted at spotting the rising talent, and they’re keeping the streak going with Maria.
RYYC 2012 – With Style
Here’s a fun clip video from the 2012 Russian National YoYo Contest. The talent in Russia is solid, and I can’t wait to see them start taking world titles. I’m betting that with Prague angling to become the host of the largest and most prestigious yoyo contests in the world, we’ll see a heavy Russian contingent competing at the much discussed “Worlds13” in Prague this August.
YoYoFactory Team Prelims @ Russian Nationals 2012
Russia has one of the largest yo-yo scenes in the world and the 2012 Russian National Yo-Yo Contest is happening now! YoYoFactory is there covering the event. Keep an eye on their blog and twitter for updates.
They just recently shared some videos from their teams preliminary round:
YoYoFactory Team Prelims @ Russian Nationals 2012:
This weekend one of the biggest contests in the world is happening, Russian Nationals in Moscow. Here are the preliminary round freestyles of the YoYo Factory team.
Maxim Gruzintsev wins Russian Nationals by 0.1 point!
Just one week after Inspin, Moscow hosted Russian Nationals this weekend, and what a tough battle!
Maxim Gruzintsev, who was the runner-up at 44CLASH Moscow, and 6th at this year’s European Yo-yo Championship, came out on top just one tenth of a point ahead of Vlad Zamahaev! Their scores were 89.17 and 89.07, respectively! Check the results below!
- Maxim Gruzintsev
- Vlad Zamahaev
- Maxim Shestakov
- Bogdan Bezugly
- Sergey Bandurin
- Igor Galiev
- Alexandr Pelevin
- Ilya Matros
- Ivan Maslin
- Gena Malinin
Thanks to YoyoFactory for the results!
Inspin rocks Moscow this weekend!
The Russian scene is unstoppable! After holding the first ever 44CLASH event outside Japan, it’s now time for Inspin!
Inspin is being organized by yoyoing.ru, and is an invitational contest featuring some of the top names of Russian yoyoing!
The event will be held at the ARTPLAY design center in Moscow on November 24th. Check out Inspin’s Vimeo channel for spotlights of the contestants!
Pong Si Yee rocks Moscow!
C3yoyodesign’ s Peter Pong Si Yee is back to the top, this time at 44CLASH Russia!
Pong Si Yee started this year winning the Open division at the European Yo-yo Contest, put on a great show at the World Yo-yo Contest and now won not one, but two divisions at 44CLASH Russia held this weekend in Moscow!
Check the results below, courtesy of Mr. Igor Galiev!
- Pong Si Yee
- Maxim Gruzintcev
- Aleksandr Pelevin
- Sergei Bandurin
- Daniel Budai
- Dávid Molnár
- Vladimir Glazkov
- Igor Galiev
- Pong Si Yee
- Dávid Molnár
- Daniel Budai
- Ron Chan
- Alexey Nemchik
- Dávid Molnár
44CLASH Russia is coming up!
2012 marks the 5th anniversary of 44CLASH, and for the first time there will be an edition outside Japan. The battleground for this outstanding event is Moscow! The contest will be held next weekend, September 22nd and 23rd!
Players from Europe, Asia, and even South America are expected. Some of the biggest names in yoyoing are confirmed, including four-time World Champion Hiroyuki Suzuki, 2011 EYYC Champion Tomás Bubák, 2012 EYYC Open Champion Peter Pong Si Yee, 2011 EYYC 5A Champion Dávid Molnár, and of course a huge participation from the fantastic Russian scene is expected!
44CLASH organizers Kohta Watanabe and Daiki Shimizu will also be there to make sure the contest lives up to the high expectations, but judging from the presentation so far, this will be another incredible event for the 44CLASH name.
Be sure to check out the official website and Facebook page!
YoYoNews will be providing coverage and results as they come up! Good luck to all our friends in Moscow!
The world’s greatest and coolest newschool yo-yo contest is headed to Russia!
44CLASH, held every year in Japan, will also be held in Moscow this year. With a huge yo-yo scene and support from the organizers of the original contest, 44CLASH is set to become a fantastic event!
The contest will be held on September 22nd, and more information can be found on the official website. Be sure to check the event’s Facebook page as well!
There’s free hostel accommodation and registration for non-Russian contestants, so pack your bags and head to Russia!
The original 44CLASH will also be held later this year in Japan on November 24th and 25th.
Victor Gravitsky wins Russian Yo-yo Contest!
Team YoyoFactory Russia’s Victor Gravitsky maintained his 1A dominance in Russia and scored yet another title in Moscow yesterday. The ever-growing Russian scene held its 6th national contest over the weekend, including a strong open international division.
In 1A, right behind champion Gravitsky were Aero-Yo’s Sergey Bukanov and Cold Metal Strike Force’s Dron Glukhov. The Aero team also got first place in 3A with Stepan Kosintsev, and 4A with Rodion Sigov. 5A winner was this year’s EYYC runner-up Alexey Nemchik, also from team Cold Metal (thanks, RSFSR).
The open international division saw Singaporean World Champion Marcus Koh from Turning Point win the title, followed by YoyoFactory’ Augie Fash (USA) and Duncan Crew’s Kohta Watanabe (Japan).
Check out some clips from the contest, courtesy of 9.8 Yo-yos.
Russian Yo-yo Contest International Division
On December 3rd and 4th, Moscow will host the sixth Russian Yo-yo Contest.
A very welcome addition this year is the Open International Division, which kicks off with a very strong line-up: world champions Marcus Koh (Singapore) and Kentaro Kimura (Japan) from Turning Point, Krisztian Kaluzsa (UK) and Petr Kavka (Czech Republic) from CLYW, Augie Fash, Ann Connolly (USA) and Vashek Kroutil (Czech Republic) from YoyoFactory, and Kohta Watanabe (Japan) from Duncan Crew will all compete in the new division, along with European champions Nandor Groger and David Molnar.
On the home front, YoyoFactory’s Victor Gravitsky will try to defend his title against an ever growing local competition. The Russian winner will receive a trip to the European Yo-yo Contest, to be held in January, in Prague. All divisions will be held for Russian players, including an Artistic Performance division.
In addition to the international guests, the Winter Aero-Yo Fest, featuring a range of juggling and skill toys, should make this a most excellent event!
Be sure to check the official contest page (in Russian) for more information.
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