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YoYoFactory is coming back to Roseville this week and next. The team is going to be hanging out Pre and Post BAC and end the tour with a contest on June 1st.
We’re back on the road! This time, we’ll be at Roseville in Northern California. Make sure to stop by at either Learning Express location and learn from the Pros! The first week US National Champion Tyler Severance will be joined by Mexico National Champ Paul Kerbel and 44Clash Champ Luis Enrique. On the 2nd week Tyler will be joined by former US National Champion, Harold Owens III! Some amazing people to learn from, be sure to stop by and hang out!
On Saturday, June 1st we will be holding a big Yo-Yo Contest at the Galleria from 11am to 2pm. There will be fun contests and prizes so no matter your skill level, come out for a day of amazing yo-yo tricks and great entertainment!
2030 Douglas Boulevard #25
Roseville, CA 95661
May 20, 22, 23, 27
Roseville, CA 95678
May 21, 28, 29
3:30 – 6 pm
Contest happening at the Galleria Location (mall) on Saturday June 1st , 11 Am – 2 Pm
Roseville YoYo Championships
1151 Galleria Blvd Roseville, CA 95678
Want a chance to win a One Drop Dang or Anti-Yo Bapezilla for only $10? Check it out.
Friday Night PRE-BAC Pizza Party!
You will FOR SURE get a new yo-yo with a retail value at $20, but also a very good shot (1 in 20) of a much more expensive yo-yo, all for only $10. Oh, and pizza also…. free pizza…. and knowing JD, Hi Chew also. If I were able to make it, I would be all over this.
FINALLY NEWS THAT IS NOT A VIDEO!!!!!
I mean, don’t get me wrong, videos are great, just the “news” side of YoYoSkills has been kind of light lately. So check this out. Jake Wiens, founder of the Kengarden, international man of kendama mastery (not a typo) has worked out a deal with premium Bay Area clothing maker and “don’t call me a consignment store” consignment store San Franpsycho . The Kengarden Store will adorn an entire wall and will be filled with kendama, yoyo, art, and other goodness. It opens THIS FRIDAY!
Facebook page for more info.
Consider this THE PLACE to be the day before BAC. A Yo-Yo and Kendama pre-contest party. I wish I could be there, but I have this pesky thing called a job so consider me there in spirit.
Just saw this video from Northern Spin Company which is essentially a love letter to its fans from the Canadian company. If you ever wonder what kind of love and passion goes into a yo-yo, this is a video to watch.
Ladies and gentlemen… The laws of physics have been officially broken.
Just when I thought I was getting good at 5A….
HEC-TV attended MOYO Yo-Yo and made a short feature on it.
Good coverage, if not a bit of overkill on the techno audio background and purposly corny tv news jokes
Take a look and watch the 3 minute feature at HEC-TV
Tomohiko Zanka really nails this incredible 4A demonstration. 4A is really becoming a stand out style as of late, and it is exciting to see players like Tomohiko Zanka really punch the boundaries and reach.
This was pretty much the first time he attempted the 4A and Kendama mashup. The result was inspiring.
This was his first attempt. Then he got on stage and free-styled it, which caused the Kendama guys to plox
Keep in mind that this is after 20 minutes of trial and error
Hopefully I can find someone who caught it on video.
More pictures from KendaMay in Roseville Ca can be seen HERE
A bit rough to read in the translator, but it looks like Gizmodo Japan interviewed Black about his recent Ted Talk. Pretty cool, and great exposure for yoyoing (and Black).
This is a yo-yo that I have been looking forward to for a long time. Peep this sweet promo video!
This has been in the works for a while and it has me excited also.
From Spencer Berry:
All numbered Walters are matte black. Due to the nature of the process, some also have a bit of a splash/spray in shades of black. The hardcoat marks very easily and can be colored on with colored pencil (erases), crayon (doesn’t come off easily), or chalk (barely). The hardcoat means it can take a lot more abuse – but it can be scuffed a lot easier.
Walter will come in a custom made wood box.
They will each be sanded (to prevent the rough texture of the blasting from breaking string), oiled (10-ball shieldless bearings with 3in1), and assembled.
They come with either flowable silicone or CLYW snow tires (the turquoise ones, aka “all season”) for response. This will need to be replaced eventually if you are a ripper. Be a ripper!
Walter will ship with Kitty String FAT, most likely in Gold.
CLYW came on to help put the finishing touches on the CAD work and helped finance it, OneDrop did the machine work, and Anti-Yo assisted with the blast finish
The Walter is a unique, slim line yo-yo that is particular to the type of tricks Spencer Berry likes. It is not for everyone, but no doubt that everyone will want one. Limited to 100 pieces.
You can pre-order the Walter soon from Spencer Berry on his website
Anthony’s tricks are out of this world. Video features some upcoming RecRev yo-yos. I believe the @ and the delrin version of the Freq.wav are used.