FLIGHT is now available world wide!
We are actively accepting players for the BRONZE level now!
All you need to do is register. Let us know you plan to compete with a FLIGHT and send us a picture. When you do compete, let us know and we will list you on the FLIGHT club Honor Roll.
If you cant get to a competition you can make a video, share it with your friends and we will recognize that on a different Honor Roll.
Place top 5 in a National or regional,or top 3 in a State Contest using a FLIGHT and you have achieved SILVER status.
Again if you cant make it to contests, Achieve 5,000 views on a FLIGHT video or an instructional set of FLIGHT videos and SILVER can be yours too.
At silver level we will arrange discounts on additional FLIGHT from participating retailers helping you build a quiver needed to get you to the next level.
Once you have your yoyos and have proven yourself as a competitor you can earn your GOLD status by competing in 3 contests as a SILVER level player.
There is no other way to achieve GOLD than getting out in front of people so even if you reach silver by video level you must either compete or perform at public events in front of a live audience to attain GOLD.
Gold Level will earn your GOLD WINGS (which again we will make available through participating retailers).
This may exist in the future but we will talk to GOLD members and see what support they need at this stage and build it once we get a few people to GOLD.
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Since YoYoFactory was founded just over a decade ago there has been a conscious focus on lifting yoyo from the top end.
Supporting the best players, putting more money in their pockets and helping yoyo grow by maybe one day, making it possible for there to be career yoyo pros who have a sole goal of only playing performing and competing at yoyo.
We have supported a lot of players but admit, our work is not done and there is still a need to grow the whole of yoyo to make this possible.
With our return to the world of OFF-STRING / 4A we looked at the competitive arena and player base and have decided on a very different approach.
Instead of supporting the tiny top of the pyramid, we are going to focus on everyone below it. There are a lot of brands already supporting the top. We respect the work they have done and they can have it. We wont be ‘poaching’ talent. We aim to work to develop it. We are aware when this talent gets to the top they may step to other brands for sponsorship and we are ok with being the mechanism for growth rather than the goal.
Here is the plan.
Without paying a signature royalty, our Offstring yoyos become a little less expensive for everyone. This is important because, a) you need one to start and b) you will need multiples to compete and get better.
The main part of our plan is the FLIGHT club. This is our frequent flier program for offstring players.