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24 Aug 2011

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In addition to Quiksilver and Tech Deck, the Birdhouse MIA To NYC tour sponsors include Staples, YoYo Factory and the truth® youth smoking prevention campaign. Tech Deck’s National Fingerboarding Championships will be held on tour September 3rd at the Quiksilver Pro New York in Long Beach, NY.

 

2011 Tony Hawk Miami to New York Tour Schedule

 

8/21 Miami, FL · West Wind Skatepark
8/22 Tampa, FL · Skatepark of Tampa
8/23 Jacksonville, FL · Kona Skatepark
8/25 Savannah, GA · Buckwalter Skatepark
8/27 Fayetteville, NC · Double Decker Skatepark
8/28 Virginia Beach, VA · Virginia Beach (East Coast Surfing Championships)
8/31 Washington, DC. · Frederick Skatepark
9/2 New York City, NY · Hudson River Park’s Pier 54
9/3 Long Beach, NY · Quiksilver Pro New York

 

21 Aug 2011

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YoYoFactory will be Joining the Birdhouse 2011 Tour. As Part of the Tour YoYofactory will be at every event running contests teaching tricks, giving away stickers and prizes. The Team for the Tour will include PAUL HAN, ALEX KATO, BEN MCPHEE, SETH PETERSON and ANN CONNOLLY. Keep update with more tour information on yoyofactory.com

 

From the Streets
We have been saving a few up and this week is going to get pretty busy so its time…

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Aug 2011

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YoYoFactory Presents: A Protege Video, Joe and Mark. Alexander does two things: studying and training his skill. And these two things helped him to get YYF team. How he says: “When I’ve started to play with yo-yo I didn’t thought that it will bring me new horizons. I‘ve made good break in my yoyoing for small time, I have achieved not bad results in competitions and now I’m in respectful YoYoFactory Team. That’s great. But I know that I’m on the beginning and I’ll try to do the best I can!”

 

 

 

21 Aug 2011

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Been a bit quiet around here lately compared to previous years.

 

Here is why……

 

YoYoFactory will not
be a sponsor of the 2011 World YoYo Contest. Out of respect to the sponsors we will not have any retail outlet at the contest either through YoYoFactory directly as in previous years or through any other retail sponsors at the event. If you need YoYoFactory product for the contest it is recommended you order prior to the event. YoYoFactory will continue to support the event through the attendance of our Contest Team (with representatives traveling from over 6 nations to compete) and through our coverage of the event which will this year run through our facebook page www.facebook.com/yoyofactory as well as the traditional yoyofactory.com and our twitter feed at www.twitter.com/yoyofactory.

 

We wish all attendees a safe journey and to those competing the best of luck.

 

[Attending:]
Sterling Quinn
Tyler Severance
Miguel
Correa
Augie Fash
Paul Han
Reiki Sekiya
Chen Jia Lin
Vong Kin
Ian
Hulio Baklanos
Dave Geigle
Harold Owen III
Chris
Fraser
Jonathan Robinson
Jesse Garcia
Mateusz Ganc
Gentry
Stein
Ann Connolly
Andrew Bergen
Paul Kerbel
Patrick
Mitchell
Patrick Bogerding
Victor Gravitzsky

 

[Proteges:]
Joe Wilson
Tyler Goldenberg
Mark
Mangarin
Alex Kato

 

Did we forget anyone?

 

21 Aug 2011

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Contests going on all week at www.facebook.com/yoyofactory.

 

Hunter Birt won himself an AVANT GARDE with this picture.

 

 

Hunter also has some pretty smooth moves so we found this video of him and think he is well on the way to being a top level player.

 

 

Good Job Hunter!

 

21 Aug 2011

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Its been a while since Gerard Amento of the instructional site Grawd gave us a video but this one is super cool and gives a great vibe.

 

 

 

21 Aug 2011

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Ohio States
Harold Owen III continues to impress this time
taking out the 1A division at the Ohio State Contest.

 

 

2nd place went to Protege Darnell Hairston, who also took out another Division.
Big shoutout to Yu Tsumura who won the Open division. His 3A is super smooth and
he is going places with it, but in this contest it was his 2A that got him the
win.

 

YoLExTravaganza
In Roseville California Learning Express
hosted a YoLExTraveganza! Adrian La of BOMBSQUAD was the bigger winner. Congrats
Adrian!

 

Another highlight of the day was the gentry v augie demo. Gentry used a whip
for most of it and they both killed it by all accounts.

 

Gentry holds court while Augie looks on

 

AERO-YO FEST
Summer in Moscow is the time to play yo-yo, and AERO-YO FEST is one of the big events on the calendar.

 

 

 

 

21 Aug 2011

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Today, YoYoFactory® designs and manufactures the worlds best performing Yo-Yos for professional players, World Record holders, National and World Champions. YoYoFactory® also makes the best Yo-Yos for kids on the corner trading tricks, the player who knows just enough moves to impress their friends, or even that uncle who ‘used to be a champion. Whatever the status, YoYoFactory® has the Yo-Yo to suit every skill or style. The New #1 in Yo-Yo, Undeniable.

 

Watch Paul Kerbel rip it up…

 

 

 

21 Aug 2011

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Quiksilver Presents The Tony Hawk Vert Jam In New York City To Kick Off The Quiksilver Pro New York

 

Quiksilver Presents the Tony Hawk Vert Jam to officially kick off the Quiksilver Pro New York supported by Vitamin Water on Friday, September 2 with a massive halfpipe demo free to the public at Hudson River Park’s Pier 54. Then on Saturday, September 3, Tony and his Birdhouse crew will skate the street park at the Quiksilver Pro New York surf festival location in Long Beach, New York. These events will be the final stops for Tony’s east coast summer tour, Quiksilver Presents the Birdhouse MIA to NYC Tour powered by Tech Deck.

 

“NYC is always a blast and skating has deep roots there,” says Tony Hawk. “It’s an honor to be invited to do a demo of this caliber in the Big Apple!”

 

The Quiksilver Pro New York is the first World Championship Tour surf competition ever held in New York with an unprecedented $1 million dollar prize purse, and also features a giant live music stage and skate, motocross and BMX demos from the world’s best action sports athletes. Skateboarding legends Tony Hawk and Kevin Staab, along with Jesse Fritsch, Mitchie Brusco, Sandro Dias, Neil Hendrix and Elliot Sloan will give fans the opportunity to see the best that skateboarding has to offer.

 

“We are excited to have the Tony Hawk Vert Jam launch the Quiksilver Pro New York,” said Mike Matey, Quiksilver Vice President of Marketing. “Tony always brings an amazing experience and it’s the perfect way to kick-off two weeks of surf, skate, music, fashion and art in the world’s greatest city.”

 

 

The Quiksilver Pro New York will be the final destination for Tony’s East Coast summer tour, Quiksilver Presents the Birdhouse MIA to NYC Tour powered by Tech Deck, featuring skateboarding legends Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab and Willy Santos along with Birdhouse team amateurs Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Riley Hawk, Shawn Hale, Clint Walker, David Loy and Shaun Gregoire. Each tour stop will continue the tradition of bringing fans the opportunity to see Tony and his crew at legendary skateparks all over the U.S. Demos will showcase skatepark street skating and spectacular halfpipe events in Virginia Beach and New York City.

 

In addition to Quiksilver and Tech Deck, the Birdhouse MIA To NYC tour sponsors include Staples, YoYo Factory and the truth® youth smoking prevention campaign. Tech Deck’s National Fingerboarding Championships will be held on tour September 3rd at the Quiksilver Pro New York in Long Beach, NY.

 

2011 Tony Hawk Miami to New York Tour Schedule
8/21 Miami, FL · West Wind Skatepark
8/22 Tampa, FL · Skatepark of Tampa
8/23 Jacksonville, FL · Kona Skatepark
8/25 Savannah, GA · Buckwalter Skatepark
8/27 Fayetteville, NC · Double Decker Skatepark
8/28 Virginia Beach, VA · Virginia Beach (East Coast Surfing Championships)
8/31 Washington, DC. · Frederick Skatepark
9/2 New York City, NY · Hudson River Park’s Pier 54
9/3 Long Beach, NY · Quiksilver Pro New York