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25 Mar 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

YoYoFactory is still on #YYFTour14 and this week we are in Kansas City with Go Big Skill Toys!

If you are in the area and want to come hand out Tyler, Joe, and Clint will be at Go Big everyday from 3:30 to 6:00 this whole week. Come by and learn some tricks!

Go Big Skill Toys

12156 Shawnee Mission Prkway, Kansas

(913)-248-3277

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06 Mar 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Our first stop on tour has concluded! Speaking to you from Salt Lake City Utah at the moment. But our last week in Nevada City is what I want to talk about. It being our first stop we had our share of troubles, but those were outweighed heavily by our experiences! First we broke down from Phoenix to San Fransisco, after that fiasco we had a exciting sleepless PNWR weekend. Then Nevada City! During our 5 days we had demonstrations at 9 schools and taught kids how to yo yo everyday at Mountain Pastimes. We had incredible turnouts! Everyday we had more kids than the last! By the end of the week all the kids were talking about a club and how they could all continue to practice yoyoing. Nevada City, Success!

Words from us.

Tyler Severance

” With every tour there are challenges, but in Nevada city they were mainly good ones. There was only so much space to teach new players. There were only so many people who were able to teach new players. But toward the end of the week when the rain started things got more cramped. With that showed up all the local players who were a huge help with new players, and entertaining parents.”

Joe Wilson

” The Nevada city stop on tour was great! We noticed early that the city was small, so we were hoping to reach out to most of the kids. As the week went on we noticed an increase in kids each day leading up to the contest on Friday . I’m positive that our visit brought the most kids to mountain past times than ever befor . My favorite part from that town was that I was able to make a difference in a child’s life. At the end of the week a kid gave me a letter telling me I got him back into yoyoing . The feeling of making an impact on a kid who I never met before made all the work worth it.”

Clint Armstrong

” This 80 70 80 Tour is YoYoFactory’s longest tour ever. We’ve had a lot of build up going into it. We could not have had a better start than with Nevada City! The dedication and passion that the local kids showed was so inspiring. Putting a yoyo into someone’s hand and then seeing them improve in a matter of minutes Is a feeling I can’t put into words. Nevada City is a very quaint town, and is a small community in itself. I would love to go back in a year and see how far the yoyo community has grown!

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04 Feb 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

With the new year comes the ever anticipated contest season. PNWR will be the first regional of the year and YoYoFactory is bringing it!

Here’s the line up.

Luke Finnell – Oregon

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Clint Armstrong – Arizona

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Tyler Severance – Arizona

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Gentry Stein – California

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Ann Connolly – World

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Ibs – Oregon

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04 Feb 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Vashek can WOK THE DUCK, can you? New Yinachi Onestar

05 Jan 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Ginji Miura in a new mind blowing video showing off his 2a play.

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16 Dec 2013

Posted By: yoyofactoryben
I met Shaun via Instagram, where he left me a comment about how much YoYos had helped him cope with his Cerebral Palsy. After chatting a bit back and forth with Shaun about his story, it really made me reflect on my life and how grateful I am for my health and all the opportunities I’m given.
I’ve told my story a million times now, about how much YoYos have helped me and how I hope they can help other people. But YoYos have helped Shaun far beyond how they have helped me. I hope by sharing his story he can inspire some of you to be stronger in the face of adversity as he inspires me.
Shaun 8 yrs old

                         “My name is Shaun Sandefur and I have currently been YoYoing for about three years now. When I was born my parents were puzzled at why I couldn’t sit up. They had tests run to find out why this was happening. The test results came back that I had a fatal neurological disease called Ataxia Telangiectasia. Devastated by this, my parents had additional tests run to find out if this was the final conclusion. Thankfully due to everybody’s prayers, and the grace of God, the second test results came back saying I only had mild Cerebral Palsy. So when I was two years old, my parents took me to have neuro- spine surgery in St. Louis. During that surgery the Doctors cut 70 percent of my nerves in my Spinal Column. Before that I had been only able to walk with a walker and within six weeks after the surgery I could walk on my own.  When I was eight years old I had a surgery done on both of my Femurs, where the doctors cut and rotated the bones to where they needed to be. To this day I can walk without any pain whatsoever, but with a very bad limp. Limiting a lot of the activities I could participate in with other kids.

Shaun 2 yrs old

    My experience with YoYos began in the fourth grade when I saw a kid throwing a simple wooden throw at school. Remembering I had a cheap plastic one at home, I decided I wanted to start doing it as a hobby. Each day I brought my YoYo to school. The other boy and I practiced, and got better and better. During that summer my dad had mentioned that they were having yoyo classes at the local toy store, Fun Things Etc., on our local Main Street. I couldn’t wait to start attending. The teacher of the class was an elderly man who soon stopped teaching the class and left his best student to lead it. Once the new school year had started and I was at another school, I looked forward to every Thursday afternoon, when the class started. I had made a new friend at my school and taught him everything I knew. We soon started going to the class together. By the end of that school year, it was just me my friend and the young yoyo teacher. He told me I had great potential, which made me so happy. I remember the last day he taught me and my friend. He had given me a YoyoFactory Protostar from his collection. That’s when I started taking it seriously.

    I started practicing every night by watching videos on youtube. As I got better and better, YoYoFactory quickly became my favorite brand. I bought better YoYos with my own money and practiced everyday at school. Some kids started saying I was weird because I put so much time into it, saying that it was just a toy. This all caused me to stop up until seventh grade when I saw Tyler Severance’s Supernova video with John Ando  and Jason Lee on YouTube. I decided I wanted to start getting back into yo-yoing because it was the one thing my disability didn’t effect. I bought a Supernova and have been practicing ever since, striving to overcome this disadvantage I have.

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When I have a yoyo in my hands, I feel unstoppable. Yo-yoing makes me feel like I can make up for the other things I am limited at doing. And personally…I don’t mind :) .

11 Dec 2013

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

The new SPLASH/BLASTED John Ando edition Superstar is available worldwide this week.

 

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Check it in Action

 

 

29 Nov 2013

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

To anyone seeking out bargains for this black Friday we’ve compiled a few links to the best YoYoFactory deals on the net!

YoYoExpert is making the simple amazing as always with an incredible black friday sale! The more you buy, the higher the discount! With so many new YoYoFactory yoyos available this is a window of opportunity you DO NOT want to miss CLICK ON THE YOYOEXPERT LOGO BELOW FOR AMAZING DEALS!

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Next up yoyorewind has some mind blowing discounts for black Friday! up to 70% off?!?! You heard right. Yoyorewind is also one of the only stores left to carry some very rare older YoYoFactory yoyos! Rare splash Superstars, Supernovas, and plenty more! Don’t miss out on this unique selection! CLICK ON THE YOYOREWIND LOGO BELOW FOR THESE AMAZING DEALS!

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YoYoBestbuy is also having a 20% off everything! CLICK ON THE YOYOBESTBUY LOGO BELOW FOR THESE AMAZING DEALS!

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Last but not least YoYoSam is doing work! 10% off of everything!  Also, any order over $100 receives a free gift with purchase.  For 10% off your order use Promo Code: SHOPPING at checkout. Here is a link to their substantial YoYoFactory selection! CLICK ON THE YOYOSAM LOGO BELOW FOR THESE AMAZING DEALS!

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25 Nov 2013

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Welcome to the 2014 YoYoFactory Holiday Buyers Guide!

This will be an ongoing comprehensive buyers guide over the next few weeks into December. Posts will be made sniffing out the best deals for your favorite YoYoFactory YoYos all across the internet! This will be a valuable resource to any collectors, beginners, bargain hunters, and anyone that loves yoyo!

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19 Nov 2013

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Busy contest weekend for the Yo-Yo World! Not only AZ States and the Mexican Winter Championships, but PA States was this weekend as well! A lot of big names attended but young Chandler Steele stood out to us here at YoYoFactory. You’ll be hearing his name in the future. Check out his freestyle!

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