Oh, the late 90s/early 2000s were an amazing time for yoyoing worldwide. Unfortunately, there is video evidence of a lot of it. Check out this commercial for the UK-based “PowerYO” line of products. Like most product lines that rolled in during the boom, this one didn’t last very long but at least we got this gem of a TV commercial.
Thanks to Luke Roberts (featured in the commercial!) for getting this glorious bit of awfulness online for us.
This was from way back in 2004, when a company in the UK (Peterkin) decided to start up their own yo-yo brand, and myself, Arron Sparks, Paul Sargent and Sean Misselbrook were part of the PowerYo demonstration team.
We toured across the UK – even doing a stint in Butlins! It was great fun and you can still even buy some PowerYo products to this day! (Some will be going up on the store this weekend).
Check it out for a bit of a giggle! (and check out that rap song! 😛)