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20 Mar 2013

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Jason Lee is known for quite a few things in life… some of which we can mention here. US National Champion. Trick Innovator. Veteran. Yo-Yo Demonstrator. Photographer… and World Traveler. In the past few years Jason has been on many adventures, in many parts of the world. He’s beautifully documented his experiences in photography and descriptions on Facebook. From the Great Pyramids to the Eiffel Tower, Red Square to the markets of Vietnam and probably every country that ends in -stan. Through all his travels, he’s always carried a yo-yo. He has literally been around the world with it, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Check out this rare glimpse into his travels as Jason shows some tricks and answers some questions in the middle of the desert in China.

 

 

Thanks to Trinity Yoyo Club for curating this interview.

20 Mar 2013

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On a recent trip to San Fransisco Ann Connolly shot this great video with our friend Jake Wiens of The Ken Garden. Awesome shots at very cool locations with a great yo-yo, the H.O.T., and of course the tricks look good too!

 

08 Mar 2013

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When we set out to design the Ricochet we wanted to make a classic. The material is Titanium. Known for it’s amazing strength and luster. The performance is in the play, not in a complicated shape. A modern classic, for the players of today and the future.

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Not only does Titanium have a low density, it’s very strong. It’s naturally lustrous and is recognized for its high strength-to-weight ratio which gives us the ability to have less weight in the wall, and more where it counts, on the rim. Traditionally it is used in aerospace products such as airplane wing supports and jet engines, as well as in armor plating. It also has a ‘feel’ unlike anything else you can make a yoyo from. It feels special because it is special. So special in fact, we numbered every yo-yo. 1 of 500.

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March 17th 2013 Worldwide Release Date. Approx $199 USD.

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Only one question remains…. Would you take advantage of the ability to throw sparks when you Walk the Dog or covet it, in its’ display case?

 

Specs:

66.8 Grams
50mm Diameter
39mm Width
4.6mm Gap

 

07 Mar 2013

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Coming off of a “safe” routine at PNWR, fans were curious to see what Gentry Stein was planning for California States. As the final competitor of the night, a lot of amazing players had preceded him. But Gentry was ready for them. Gentry was an explosive grand finale that brought the crowd to a roar! As the results were called, there was no question, Gentry had taken his first California State title with authority. And now the world waits to see if 2013 is indeed his year. We’ll all have to wait and see…

 

06 Mar 2013

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Coming off his big US National Champion win, Patrick Borgerding is showing no signs of slowing down in 2013. Taking home his State Title and giving the world a glimpse of what’s to come this Season, with a definite eye on the World title.

 

05 Mar 2013

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Tyler Severance won his division, but he’s also been branching out into 1A. Cal States marks his first 1A performance, and is showing a strong bid for top slots in future 1A results. Narrowly behind some of the best, we’re excited to see what he can do this Season.

 

04 Mar 2013

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You couldn’t ask for a better team. YoYoFactory is proud to support such talented players. California States is one of the first big contests of the 2013 Season and it drew a lot of top players. Check out Paulo, Kevin and Clints’ freestyles from the contest. We’re looking forward to what this Season has in store for them!

 

 

 

28 Feb 2013

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Gentry Stein may not have placed as high as he’d wanted, considering he was the defending champion, but it wasn’t without reason. He planned to lay low at PNWR this year and save his serious stuff for California State Championships. Gentry is poised to really take the stage in 2013. Stay tuned…

 

27 Feb 2013

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Harold Owens is a scientist. Seriously, he’s going to school for Chemistry. But he’s been experimenting with yo-yo tricks as well. Testing, re-testing. Trying to get that perfect blend of smooth, stylish yo-yo tricks. And he’s honing in. With his eye on the the top spot in the world, Harold plans to go hard in 2013.

 

27 Feb 2013

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Amazing video featuring the newest member of the Russian Jr Team, Gennadiy Malinin. We’re stoked to have him on the team and as you can see, he’s an amazing talent!