Ann Connolly is back with a brand new video about the Czech Point Pivot yoyo from YoYoFactory! Watch to find out all you need to know about the Pivot and see if its the right yoyo for you!
Polo has been changing the game when it comes to trick creativity and originality. With his newest video, Serene, his unique and jaw dropping style comes to life as he continues to blow you away with each and every trick. Polo is using his signature edition Horizon Ultra in this video.
Back to back MER 1A Champion Chandler Steele is back with an amazing and well-crafted freestyle from the 2017 MER YoYo Contest. Combining his complex tech with great choreography and music ques really made his freestyle stand out from the rest. His yoyo of choice? Evan Nagao's signature yoyo, the Edge.
EDGE is a team favorite. In this round of new colors Europe’s #2 Konstantin Tudjarov gets his first player edition along with current women World Champion Betty Gallegos! Betty, Konstantin Evan and more of the YoYoFactory Team will be using this yoyo at the 2017 World YoYo Contest keeping it in the eye of all yoyo players around the world.
Ever since we introduced the new Fade design earlier this year, the demand has been off the charts! We have brought back the two most popular fades, and included a brand new color, Purple to Aqua Fade! This new color has caught the eye of almost every player and is sure to make it to the top ranks of an all time favorite! These will go fast so make sure you don't sleep on these!
Its Independence day tomorrow and to celebrate we have an awesome 24 hour sale for you all! After high demand, we have brought back the Not So Mystery Back and this will be the final time it will be available so don't miss out! We also have a limited amount of B-grades including Nine Dragons, Horizon, and AL Dreams! These are b-graded due to either ano-marks or vibration and are a great way to try out some new yoyos or stock up on competition backups! We also have the Made in USA Heist on sale for $40, along side a finger spin pack including the all new Czech Pivot and Northstar for $60! These are some killer deals that wont last long so do not sleep on these!
You heard it right! Its finally 110 degrees here in Phoenix and you know what that means... the hottest sales of the year are now live on YoYoFactory.com! Every order placed will be receiving a free 10 pack of our newest LIMEWIRE string which is an awesome 3 color twist of Green, Yellow, and White! We also have a few promotions and discounts listed below for you to take advantage of so check them out!
To start off, we have a few different promotions going on including buy a Shutter and get a Replay Pro for free, buy an Aluminum Dream and get a DayDream for free, get a free Flight with any Flight Pro purchase, free V5 shells with every NineDragon's, and last but not least buy any Spin Top and receive an Upgrade kit AND String/Button kit for free!
We also have a very limited Not So Mystery Box which includes an Ex-Machina, TWO Loop 720's, a Footbag, and a Daydream all for only $50! To keep the mystery going, we also will have a Mystery yoyo for $20 which will be a guaranteed $50 or more value!
To wrap up these hot sales, we have Space Cadets on sale for $50 and Boss on sale for $15. And remember, you can stack up multiple deals for ultimate savings!
Check out the SUMMER SALE page to get all of these incredible savings in one spot!
The Mexico National Contest might just be the biggest sleeper contest in the world. The level of play with multiple time top 10 in the world finishers (Luis and Paul) PLUS women world champ (Betty) make the level of play top level. Its close to the USA and Mexico city is an amazing place. Next year we should organize a trip! want to come? get your passport ready!
YoYoFactory have supported the scene in Mexico for pretty close to a decade now sending a special guest to the contest, this year Evan Nago grabbed his vaquero had and headed south of the border!
Luis won the contest, Betty took second with Paul in third.
Great to see all our friends down there and Im serious about next year, get your passport ready!
School's out and the sun is up! It is heating up here in Arizona, and to help keep you cool we have some fire sales on YoYoFactory.com! Once it reaches 110 degrees here in Phoenix the sales will go live! Keep up with us on Instagram and Facebook to see when the fun begins!
The 20th anniversary BAC yoyo contest was held in San Jose California on June 3 with YoYoFactory team again making a solid showing. Defending Champion Paolo Bueno claimed the 3rd place on his signature PAOLISTA yoyo with Evan Nago 6th on the EDGE and Nate Dailey an unlucky 11th using an unnamed prototype of his new signature model due for release later this year.
Building his skills, getting his freestyle game on point. This is what a future champion looks like.
YoYo used: HORIZON ULTRA
In the next couple of weeks we will be seeing a ton of yoyo action around the world with the 20th Bay Area Classic competition in California, the Japan National Contest, and the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Reykjavik, Iceland! YoYoFactory will be actively in attendance at each of these events to cover this very exciting time in yoyo!
Paulo Bueno has spent the last 5 years patiently developing his skills and quietly becoming one of the most dominant yoyo players in the world. Over the past two years, Paulo has taken 1st in the highly competitive Bay Area Classic, Brazilian National Championships, and nearly taking out World Champion Gentry Stein at the 2016 EYYC competition. For 2017, YoYoFactory wanted to make sure that Paolo had everything he needed to be ready for a big year of competitions. Enter the Paolista. Paolo's signature model is focused on consistency, durability, and pure performance. The thick rim offers sustainability through long combos, the shape is as comfortable in the hand as it is on the string, and the gap has been brought in ever so slightly so that binds are tight. This is the refined competition yoyo, designed for Paolo.
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It has been a long term goal and dream of Gentry Stein's to have his name behind a low price plastic yoyo. We are happy to announce that Gentry has achieved this goal with the Replay Pro! This model was in development for almost a year, with the focus being on World Champion performance, extreme durability, and a low price point. Replay Pro is constructed of tough poly-carbonate, and uses a Center Trac bearing.
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Hey YoYo Athlete!
Are you looking for an iOS game to spin when your too tired to actually play yoyo?
Check out 'Yo to the Yo' :
*Made by Purple Pwny Games who we have. No relationship with, other than the fact we downloaded their game!
First grab an 'ol faithful' (I know, if there is one thing playing yoyo has taught you it is don't always choose the cheap option but there is no other choice)
Throw with Power!
Rather than do tricks it's a timing based game waving you toss the yoyo to the moon (and beyond!)
Fun Facts about actual yoyo stuff are a neat addition but is really the only thing about the game that has anything to do with yoyos.
Nothing wrong with a bit of pointless fun though so we gave it a try. A couple of upgrades later it was actually pretty fun.
Beat our top score within 24hrs and get a 10% off code for yoyofactory.com highest score sent to us by Friday (noon PST) can get a free Space Cadet!
To claim your code (valid for 2 weeks), or high score email us a screen capture (which you will find is a challenge in itself) to email@example.com
We are super excited to introduce some really exciting new items to you all! We have been working hard on new product development and the new models listed below are a few of the many anticipated new releases.
After a year of development, YoYoFactory is ready to introduce the Pivot series of yoyos. This technology, which started with the Basecamp Sherpa yoyo, is being released for the first time on a modern performance unresponsive yoyo - Czech Point! The goal of the Pivot technology is to achieve the perfect finger spin! The magic is in a revolutionary two-piece design that allows all of the necessary rim weight to stay in place while offering a contoured finger spin cap and an uncompromising body shape. Experience the next evolution in finger spin technology with the Czech Point Pivot!
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The Flight Offstring yoyo has cemented itself as the best value Offstring model available. In 2017, YoYoFactory decided to take all of the best features of the Flight, combine them with a new rigid material, add a few design tweaks, and offer an even higher level of performance. The all new Flight PRO is the next evolution in your journey as an offstring player. High quality POM machined plastic offers increased durability and flexibility while a slightly altered weight distribution brings a faster feel.
In 2010, YoYoFactory set the goal of producing a modern performance plastic/metal hybrid yoyo that out performed the most capable metal yoyos at a fraction of the price. The result of those efforts was the Northstar yoyo, which went on to win the 2010 World YoYo Contest. This week, we are re-introducing the Northstar in an entirely new light. The new Northstar Finger spin comes equipped with carefully designed finger spin side caps that are amazing for modern horizontal finger spin tricks. Precision aluminum weight rings give the Northstar an advantage on other plastic yoyos with greater stability and spin time. Additionally, this new version comes with a $19.99 MSRP making it a top competitor for the best value to performance on the market!
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Evan Nagao of Honolulu Hawaii is the 2017 Open champion at the European YoYoContest held in Bratislava Slovakia.
in his first Euopean Contest final Evan performed a jaw dropping array of complicated technical and flashy tricks to earn a victory over Andrew Maider and Colin Beckford both also from the USA.
Evan will now spend a week traveling in Europe before heading to Africa to participate in humanitarian relief in Malawi.
Full results: http://eyyc17.com/contest/results/
Joey Montoya is the newest member of Gentry Stein's SHUTTER CREW and we just dropped an awesome video of his trip to visit us here in AZ. Check out some of Joey's amazing tricks using the Replay Pro in the video below!
The results are finally here! Thank you all for being so patient, and thank you for sharing all of your incredible tricks! The winner will receive all of our new releases during the beginning of 2017, including the Heist, Space Crown, and more! Check out the winning video below, and congradulations to Logan Theobold!
All entries can be viewed at yoyofactory.com/dragon-tamer-entries
We would also like to thank all of our contestants, and here are a couple of featured tricks we really wanted to share!
Paolo Bueno's signature yoyo released last week and it is quickly becoming a fan favorite! Paolo has released a new promotional video showing off some amazing new tricks in Portugal, and YoYoFactory Team Player Ann Connolly has also released her review of the Paolista on her YouTube Channel! Check out both videos below!
We are super excited to announce our new four-yoyo carrying cases, the Essentials bag! To clebrate, we are giving away a FREE essentials case to anyone who spends $100 or more on yoyofactory.com! Just use the code YYFBAG at checkout :)
YoYoFactory Adventure began before it had a name. We would always try to add to our formal travel with fun detours. When we gave it a name there was both freedom to just go places and pressure to do something special.
This year we went big. We crowdfunded our biggest trip and invited strangers to join us. The first to sign on was a guy named Louie. We didn't know him. He didn't know who was coming in on the trip or even where it was going. But he was in. Next Andre Boulay from YoYoExpert tossed his hat in the ring. Finally local Phoenix player Ryan and his dad signed up. That was a crew already! What about the players? Gentry has found his way onto some of the best YYF Adventure trips and his hand was up first again despite the fact this trip returned only 2 days before he was scheduled to defend his Usa national title. Paul Kerbel hadn't been in a trip since White Sands almost 13 months ago so he eagerly joined as well. The final slot went to YYF Adventure veteran Vashek. He had done Iceland, Jordan and if he could survive 40+hrs travel he would be on this one!
The idea for an adventure to Peru probably started in White Sands with Paul, who has some Peruvian heritage. Machu Pichu was the big draw with the romantic concept of hiking the Inca trail in. Logistically we needed to get the trip done in a week to fit into everyone's schedules so we planned it out to the last degree. Everyone traveled pretty light. We needed to deal with the fringes of the tropical rainforests, snow capped mountains and lots of time in planes. The biggest concern was altitude and how we would handle it. Cusco, sitting at 11,542ft would be our base camp. We would spend days lowered but also days higher....
Vashek and Gentry first met Louie in LA. We were not ever worried he wouldn't fit in, by having the adventurous spirit to book we knew he would be the right person. From there we stretched our budget the furthest by hopping to Panama, then Lima where we found a lonely Paul waiting for us. Ryan and his dad got better flights and were also waiting at the gates for our next flight. The sunrise jump over the Andes was spectacular. We arrived in Cusco. When Andre joined us shortly after the whole crew was together and we started exploring the city. Sights and smells, new sensations like extreme shortness of breath and new tastes.... like Coca.
Coca leaves were sacred to the Incas, and since then have been used as a natural remedy for many ailments, including headache, sore throat and stomach upsets. Today, the coca leaf is a vital part of the Peruvian national identity. It's also used as the base ingredient in Cocaine but they are NOT addictive or bad for your health. The main reason there is so much Coca in Cusco is to treat the symptoms of altitude sickness.
The tea offers less 'kick' than a cup of coffee but a couple of them and perhaps some chewing of the acidic leaf and the dull headache of altitude receded just a little. We needed to be at our best because the next morning we would be on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The Inca trail originally ran all the way from Cusco to Machu Picchu. We didn't quite have that long so we bussed then trained it to a remote section of the trail where we would hike out of the valley, past waterfalls and less visited ruins entering Machu Pichu from the fabled 'sun gate'. We loaded up but hardly made good time. Too many oddities to see and places to film! Alpacas were curious but luckily the bears and Jaguar stayed clear. Finally we got to the sun gate and saw Machu Pichu. It's majestic appearance Only made us feel underprepared, what, how, when why? Who read the book?
Luckily the next day we would have a private guided tour to answer all the questions. Built in the 15th century, inhabited for less than a decade, lost for almost 400 years.... no, not made by aliens. Amazing. Time flew by. We found some quiet corners to soak up the view. Was this the pinnacle of our adventure?
Couldn't be. Nothing is that easy.
In the valley before local villagers were declaring industrial action. As we headed back to Cusco we saw the signs. Roads would be closed we would be trapped. Our activities the next 2 days were cancelled. What now?
A day spent exploring the town and fortress overlooking Cusco and some amazing Peruvian food wasn't going to be a bad way to spend the day. Louie went from quiet guy to leader. Ryan and his dad never far behind. We watched the sun set that night with another early day planned for tomorrow but no idea if the roads would be open.
Around 5am we swooped out of town. Heading up the valley away from the strikes we spent the day rafting on a tributary of the Amazon, finishing it off with a zip-line in the shadows of a 16,000ft peak. Luckily it was a light day as tomorrow we would be climbing one of them!
Here it was, our last full day. On plan we left before 5. Heading of the highways, off the sealed roads through small villages and heards of alpaca to a quiet valley...
It was frigid. As soon as we hit the first accent however cold wasn't a concern, we could barely breathe!
Previously on YYF Adventure we summited Mt Fuji. This hike began roughly at the same altitude that one maxed out at. It was slow going, more like a shuffle. The pause in breathing to even click a photo became problematic. Playing yoyo a downright chore! Still we climbed and climbed and eventually we reached the amazing Rainbow Mountain. 360 views and for some reason at the top, it felt easier to breathe.
Lifelong friends were made. Limits tested. With increased lung capacity and potentially failing an Olympic drug test due to tea consumption, Gentry won USA Nationals less than 3 days later. Vashek struggled through 40hrs of flights sick and Paul had to say goodbye to everyone and miss USA nationals. Ryan, Louie and Andre have standing invitations to join us on future adventures and we hope you can join us some day too!