04 Aug 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

It starts early Thursday morning for many, Before you even make prelims at Worlds you may survive the WILDCARD round on Thursday morning. This allows all comers to walk up and have their shot at a world title. But it’s STACKED with serious contenders!

Full list below. We pulled these names out as they had big titles/achievements.

Ky Zizan 2013 Worlds Finalist

Hans Wong Jensen Singapore legend

Aristidis Voultsious Greek Champion

Hiroyuki Suzuki GOAT

Pong Si Yee eu 2013 international champ

Michael Nakamura 2013 worlds finalist

Ricardo Marchal Brazilian Champ

Eric Koloski USA champ

Jensen Kimmitt World Champion

Ryosuke Iwasawa tower god

Paul Kerbel Eu international champ

Victor Gravitsky Russia Champ

Paolo Bueno Brazil Champ, 2012/13 worlds finalist

Andrew Maider USA Nats top 10


Make it through, you play again that night. Prelims itself is so stacked we can’t even list the national champs… But world and eu champs are there in force

Tomas Bubak eu champ
Vashek Kroutil eu champ
Grzegorz Wojcik eu champ
Marcus Koh World champ
Shinya Kido world champ

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Think the Semi Finals will be easy? They are all National champions seeded plus a potential 4 previous event winners from prelims playing a new 1:30 format.

Can you afford a mistake and make finals? Typically not.

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Then it gets to finals.

Seeds: Janos as reigning Champ. Ahmad representing Asia. Carlos Europe.

Some of the qualifiers will have put a perfect 3 minutes in already on stage just to make the finals. Will they be better for that experience?

Easy right?

Stream details will be posted.

Check full schedule at

04 Aug 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

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23 Jul 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

If you are looking to be an extreme yoyo player isn’t it logical to look for an extreme advantage in your equiptment?  YoYoFactory have long been known for offering extremes, be it micro, long spin, or new features but today we look at two serious competitor yo-yos which push the norms.


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These two yo-yos are both too big to fit in our regular package and serve a very different purpose suiting two unique styles of play. They also ironically share a lot in common.


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Monster came from a time where players had only just started to ditch undersized as their preferred contest yoyo in favor of what is now known as ‘full’ sized. It offered something totally foreign. In the hand it doesn’t even feel like a yoyo but on the string. It offered easier catches and ability to perform newly popularized hop tricks with greater ease. The nay-sayers claimed it impeded tech tricks, which from our standpoint was ok, yoyo play was getting tech heavy and stagnant. This promoted the type of play we wanted to see.

In contest play John Chow stood out s the champion of the concept. His tricks took play in the direction we hoped while showing little impediment on tech. His 2011 BAC 2nd place is a great example of this.

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Horizon  opens up a realm of performance possibilities with its longer than average spin and stability and as such continues to move away from tech tricks that occur in a 1ft box in front of a players chest. Paul Kerbel in the HORIZON debut video clearly shows he doesn’t play that way. while a lot of talk on horizon focuses on finger spin opportunities due to Pauls’ skills it is the power and spin that will matter most to more players.

The contrasts are easy to see when you place them both side by side

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 Horizon has a clear difference in diameter but the width of monster has to be seen to be believed. To emphasize it where is a 2 by 2 comparison

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Drastically different in specs and appearance it can be said that both HORIZON and MONSTER are cut from the same cloth. They push yoyo in a bigger and more visual way while still allowing the tech intricacies that appeal to many players. If you get a chance to try either we hope you do so. It just might change the way you play.

14 Jul 2014

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10 Jul 2014

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Lots of globetrotting pre-worlds by YoYofactory Team. Patrick Borgerding took a semester of school in Spain and then hit the road. For this video he hooked up with the crew from BACKSPIN and shot this grand clip full of banging tricks and beautiful scenery.


10 Jul 2014

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Shu and Gentry combine to show you what their new joint yo-yo is all about!



also if you missed it, check out SHU’s first SHU-Ta video


08 Jul 2014

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08 Jul 2014

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Gentry Stein is touring in Japan this month with REWIND store. This weekend he hit 800-YOYO CLASS with Daiki, Shu John and Eiji of YoYoFactory Team in JapanScreen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.39 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.28 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.19 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.10 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.02 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.03.23 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.03.10 AM

01 Jul 2014

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01 Jul 2014

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YYF: You are in brazil right now…. How’s the vibe with the World Cup?

Paolo: the world cup is craazy, so much energy in this whole country. i’m currently salvador and i just watched a game today. next brasillia to see portugal ghana and then back to sao paulo. getting lots of good footage all over the place


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YYF: You are going to games! Wow! Is there much protesting it are people pretty stoked at what’s going on?
Paolo: protesters aren’t doing much, police cracked down
YYF: Hows the yoyo scene? Do you see many players? How many are coming to worlds?
Paolo: Haven’t had time to do much yoyo stuff this trip, but im sure fenix (local brand) is getting a good crew out to prague
YYF: So you are at iyyo, and then onto Prague. What do you know about iyyo, did you get ‘invited’?
Paolo: as far as i understood its open registration?
*Reach out to Duncan, Paolo invited*
YYF: Have you been to Europe before?
Paolo: never been to europe i cant wait!
YYF: How does all this travel effect your practice?
Paolo: it reduces practice time, but inspires my tricks. in fact, i have a set of tricks that i made while travelling, all named after the city i invented them in. i’m going home in july fir 2 weeks to practice for august.. should be good
YYF: Currently throwing?
Paolo: too hot everyday, on occasion i switch to shutter/shuta
YYF: How far out do you plan a routine? Do you have your worlds song picked?
Paolo: normally 1-2 months, since my travels are last minute this summer i’m behind. i have a good 3 minute but i dont know where to use it. still looking for a second track, if it turns out better ill save it for prague. as far as prelims im on top of that the most, gotta final if i’m going to europe
YYF: Looking forward to it!
Have fun. We are suuuuuper jealous!!!