Blogs

25 Feb 2012

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Undeniable quality, performance and precision have defined the heritage of these 3 yo-yos. With World and National Champion titles, from all over the world, each yo-yo has proven itself as a benchmark in modern yo-yo play. The Genesis, Superstar and Supernova have become benchmarks in the industry and provide a level of play that can’t be matched. YoYoFactory is proud to present these 3 yo-yos along with 3 of the best players. The Genesis, with it’s creator Miguel Correa. The Superstar with Clint Armstrong. And Tyler Severance with his signature yo-yo, the Supernova.  Relaunching March 3rd.

 

20 Feb 2012

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Last week YoYoFactory took a trip to the New York Toy Fair to show off the 2012 line.

 

We are ready: products, banners, displays and Gacek hanging out in the corner. Also, check out the cool new YoYoFactory carpet. Bet that would look pretty cool in your front hall!

 

 

Here is a taste of what’s to come in 2012. Plastics, Metals and accessories, something for everyone. Modern Performance YoYos.

 

 

Ann Connolly also came to help us out at the booth. The international traveler was hard at work demoing product and talking to people about modern yo-yoing.

 

 

Also to help out were massive amounts of coffee. Long days, and lots of work go into showing at Toy Fair.

 

 

Along with buyers and retailers, we had friends stop by the booth to hang out and throw. Thanks for coming out guys. A great start to a great year here at YoYoFactory!

 

14 Feb 2012

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Engadget did a great piece on YoYoFactory at the New York Toy Fair this week. Ben McPhee shows off the Hyper Scanner gets close to 7,000 RPM. Looks like another office RPM contest is in order once they get back from Toy Fair.

 

11 Feb 2012

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The 2012 contest season starts with a bang! Yoyofactory traveled all the way to Prague for the European YoYo Championships. The video we brought back features some of Yoyofactory’s top European players with quite a few special guests from the U.S., all showcasing their undeniable skills.

 

Can’t get enough?
EYYC Part 2 video coming soon.

 

03 Feb 2012

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YoYoFactory is about to drop 3 new colorways of our popular Yuuksta. This run brings something for everyone’s tastes. There is a bright Pink and Aqua acid wash for the flashy. A subtle Green and Black acid splash on Orange for the funky. And an acid denim look for those after something unique. Hitting stores soon.

 

30 Jan 2012

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After bowing out of EYYC ’11 due to a serious injury, Vashek returns to the European YoYo Championships stage in 2012. And the hometown favorite doesn’t let his fans down. Vashek has as seamless blend of tech tricks and energetic stage presence that is hard to rival.

 

04 Jan 2012

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SHAQLERSTAR

OFFICIAL SPECS
YYF ShaqlerStar – Champions Collection Stats:
Diameter: 55.94 mm / 2.20 inches
Width: 43.15 mm / 1.69 inches
Gap Width: 4.43 mm / .17 inches
Response System: CBC Slim Pad Size 19mm OD
Weight: 69.5 grams
Bearing Size: Center Trac Bearing by CBC

 

 

An inspired project.
John Ando was happy to share his signature yoyo (Protostar) shape with the Northstar and when it was all said and done he LOVED the extra weight, which made the yoyo choice an easy one for him to propose to the rest of Shaqler as their latest signature release. As a team, Shaqler draw inspiration from those around them, which dictate the art and colors seen in this edition.

 

Mr X: “Not much needed to say here. Northstar plays fantastic, If you like the look of this, don’t miss it”

 

 

04 Jan 2012

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MVP2 7075

Paul Kerbel special Edition shown

 

John Huber says “I broke my nose with an original MVP so they wont let me play with this one”

 

Tyler Says: “A little slower then it’s 6061 counterpart, but can still play like it”

 

Ben Says “you find it slower? I thought the 7075 one was faster”

 

Design team says: “We thinned the walls, loaded the rim and it played horrible, so went back to the start and really created a new yoyo for the material. Play wise it is unique to its 6061 brother, it feels different in the hand, and on the string. More like the original MVP”

 

 

04 Jan 2012

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Hiroyuki Suzuki X YoYoFactory

Diameter: 54 mm
Width: 46 mm
Material: 6061
Pads Bearings: White YYF, Large Center Trac
Weight: 66.9 Grams
Comes with spare SPEC bearing, spare Pads and YoYoFactory Multi Tool

 

 

Tyler Says:
Light, but sleeps and plays heavy. Good yoyos do this. Great for Eli Hop tricks.

 

Ben says:
The Gap is bigger than Mickeys other yoyos. This is very YoYoFactory. Tiny bit of kick back at first, but with a tiny throw adjustment is easily fixed. Mickey likes a bit more response, for that we suggest our new Natural Pad.

 

 

 

Pats Says: I wrote a whole bunch on this but here is the key – “Can’t put it down” “competition ready” “spins like a truck and comes back to your hand with a thud even after my longest combos”

 

Mr X says:
Plays a bit slow for me, I expected a Mickey yoyo to be faster, but does let you enjoy yo-yoing and the tricks. Fun and enjoyment is not a speed contest. Spins longer than you need it for.

 

 

 

TIP: The mirror caps come with a protective cover. If you want to keep it mint, dont peel it off. If you want to show it off, let it shine

 

 

04 Jan 2012

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Catalyst (stacked)
Diameter: 51 mm
Width: 43 mm
Material 6061
Pads – Bearings: TBD
Weight: 68 Grams

 

NOTE: this yoyo is not yet in final release state. As tested it was RAW. In production expect a beadblast finish and anodize.

 

 

 

Tyler Says: Could be the new flagship premium hubstack yoyo. Great Z-stack play.

 

Mr X says: Super solid throw, smooth like glass. Its got a bit of weight to it that makes it feel like a weapon of choice.

 

Pat says:
Catalyst 7075 Flat Face vs Hubstacked
I want to like the flat face version more, it is definitely the better looking of the two, but the hubstacked version with nubs plays nearly PERFECT. The 7075 definitely helps them feel a bit more solid than the standard version and since I prefer a shiny finish over a blasted finish, they are just all around better yo-yos when compared to the standard catalyst IMO. Like the original Catalyst, they both benefit greatly with the addition of a Center Trac bearing. If you loved the Catalyst before, you will definitely dig the upgrade… if you have never tried a Catalyst and just want a solid competition / practice yo-yo, jump on it.