YoYoFactory: Congrats on regaining your national title! How long has it been?
Yuji S Kelly: It’s been 3 long years!
YYF: Lots of new tricks, where has the inspiration come from?
YSK: The past year has been pretty hectic for inspiration, can’t name individuals because the list is too long but, i’ve gone from living in Japan, to coming back to the UK, to going to my first EYYC and traveling to Austrian & Slovakian Nationals and Polish Nationals. Even managed to squeeze in a couple of practice sessions with Jason Lee! I think all that coupled with my terrible 6th place last year really drove me forward this year.
YYF: Gotta ask, that last trick was off the hook! Tell us some more about it?
YSK: Haha, there’s not an awful lot to it. It was just an odd mount I came up with that I wasn’t sure what to do with until I remembered one of Marcin Drzewiecki’s tricks where the yoyo swings around his wrist. Then with some tweaking I got it to look a bit like the spin top “cork screw” trick, well, that’s what I was going for.
YYF: Whats up for YSK for the rest of the year?
YSK: Japan Nationals on the 1st of July! I think after some chilling i’ll get to preparing new tricks for EYYC.
YYF: Are we going to film in Japan for a “YoYoFactory Presents?”
YSK: Yes, I’ll make sure I have a set of tricks ready!
YYF: Awesome, Thanks Yuji and Congratulations again!