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27 May 2014

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With AMAZING weather in the Bay Area we headed out with Paul Han and Ann Connolly to shoot for a couple of upcoming new projects.

26 May 2014

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Paolo will win this contest in the coming years. Guaranteed!
YoYo used: tooHOT

26 May 2014

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Eric Koloskis’ 1st YoYoFactory player video

24 May 2014

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21 May 2014

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In 2003 YoYoFactory released its first yo-yo the FAST 201. The first day release happened simultaneously in Arizona and at the USA National YoYo Contest.
I remember the day pretty vividly, it was a big deal. i can remember explaining the new yo-yo and the concept behind the company to one of the national yo-yo masters who was shopping for a souvenir yoyo for the contest. He politely put the yoyo down and bought something else. it was a disheartening moment until this little kid who had overheard the explanation asked to take a look at it and bought the yo-yo.
That kid went on to win that contest for years later and here, a decade on, we are proud to announce he is joining our team.

Welcome to YoYoFactory Eric Koloski.

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USA National Champion 2008
2nd Place USA National Champion 2007, 2009
3rd Place 1A World Champion 2006
Reigning Triple Crown 1A Champion

19 May 2014

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Patrick Mitchell may be a 2x USA National 2A player but ultimately he is a yoyo player. So when he goes on a trip, he takes a yo-yo. This was a 3 day adventure around the Utah – Arizona Border early May 2014.

Plan your next adventure, and don’t forget to take a yo-yo.
YoYo: Protostar (ICONS)

 

 

16 May 2014

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CYBORG
“When you play 3A it is like one hand is on auto pilot, like a robot”
Part Man. Part Machine.
CYBORG
Patrick Borgerding signature yo-yo
Talk of signature yo-yos usually starts with an off hand comment, usually after a major contest win. Patrick Borgerding didn’t even need to make the comment when he won the USA National Contest. We already had it planned. The plan involved working with Kentaro Kimurra, long time friend, World YoYo Champion and owner of Turning Point, a boutique Japanese manufacturer. Kentaro had ideas for the perfect yoyo for Patrick and we all agreed on a design direction and plan. We tested in both 6061 and 7075 with knowledge we could choose to produce both, either or neither. We took our time. We wanted this to be a special yoyo. We made it local (every stage of the production was performed in USA) and spared no expense for finish or looks. In the end we went with 6061. Its finish stood up to hits better than 7075 and the performance couldn’t be bettered.
The end result is one of the finest yo-yos we have ever made.

The CYBORG is born.
66.3gm
56.4mm dia
43mm wide

 

Patrick Borgerding 
Patrick Borgerding started his yo-yo career beachside at Redondo Pier. He joined a video contest to be selected as a member of the YoYoFactory Junior Team (along side John Chow, David Ung, Yuji Shimokawa Kelly and Paul Kerbel). The SoCal yo-yo scene was strong on positive 3A influencers (3A inventor Mark McBride, World Champion Paul Yath and local master Yoshi Mikamoto) and he flourished. YoYo was one of Patricks many hobbies throughout high school but when he committed to it the results came in the form of a win at the USA National Contest a a second place at the World YoYo Contest. Patrick is currently studying in Barcelona Spain and will make Europe his home until August when he competes at The World YoYo Contest in Prague

25 Mar 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

YoYoFactory is still on #YYFTour14 and this week we are in Kansas City with Go Big Skill Toys!

If you are in the area and want to come hand out Tyler, Joe, and Clint will be at Go Big everyday from 3:30 to 6:00 this whole week. Come by and learn some tricks!

Go Big Skill Toys

12156 Shawnee Mission Prkway, Kansas

(913)-248-3277

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06 Mar 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Our first stop on tour has concluded! Speaking to you from Salt Lake City Utah at the moment. But our last week in Nevada City is what I want to talk about. It being our first stop we had our share of troubles, but those were outweighed heavily by our experiences! First we broke down from Phoenix to San Fransisco, after that fiasco we had a exciting sleepless PNWR weekend. Then Nevada City! During our 5 days we had demonstrations at 9 schools and taught kids how to yo yo everyday at Mountain Pastimes. We had incredible turnouts! Everyday we had more kids than the last! By the end of the week all the kids were talking about a club and how they could all continue to practice yoyoing. Nevada City, Success!

Words from us.

Tyler Severance

” With every tour there are challenges, but in Nevada city they were mainly good ones. There was only so much space to teach new players. There were only so many people who were able to teach new players. But toward the end of the week when the rain started things got more cramped. With that showed up all the local players who were a huge help with new players, and entertaining parents.”

Joe Wilson

” The Nevada city stop on tour was great! We noticed early that the city was small, so we were hoping to reach out to most of the kids. As the week went on we noticed an increase in kids each day leading up to the contest on Friday . I’m positive that our visit brought the most kids to mountain past times than ever befor . My favorite part from that town was that I was able to make a difference in a child’s life. At the end of the week a kid gave me a letter telling me I got him back into yoyoing . The feeling of making an impact on a kid who I never met before made all the work worth it.”

Clint Armstrong

” This 80 70 80 Tour is YoYoFactory’s longest tour ever. We’ve had a lot of build up going into it. We could not have had a better start than with Nevada City! The dedication and passion that the local kids showed was so inspiring. Putting a yoyo into someone’s hand and then seeing them improve in a matter of minutes Is a feeling I can’t put into words. Nevada City is a very quaint town, and is a small community in itself. I would love to go back in a year and see how far the yoyo community has grown!

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04 Feb 2014

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Vashek can WOK THE DUCK, can you? New Yinachi Onestar