Blogs

09 Sep 2013

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If you follow our Facebook Page you probably saw our Pre-Worlds prep for the team. Part of what we do here at YoYoFactory is provide the best possible equipment to our team. When Luis came to us and asked that we make special version of the popular Genesis, we couldn’t say no! The first, and most noticeable change was we added a small step in the inner wall to cut down even more friction when in horizontal tricks. The next part was where it got tricky, the weight. Luis had some ideas, but he really needed to feel the weights to decide. So we ended up with 3 different weights, each denoted by color. Luis actually ended up using a 2 different weighted versions at Worlds to capture 3rd place! He used orange at prelims because it was the heaviest and let him power through his tricks and rack up the points. Then he moved on to the Pink for Semis and Finals.

 

08 Sep 2013

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We have a great team from around the world that supports and awesome community. In Mexico we are proud to support the best players around. This video catches up with National Champion Paul Kerbel and up-and-comer Betty Gallegos.

 

07 Sep 2013

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Ibrahim, or Ibs, is a the man. He’s a good dude with a great beard, and one of the best from the Northwest. Gearing up for Nationals, Ibs has collaborated with two other good dudes, Aaron Davis and YoYoFactory Team member Clint Armstrong to give you two great videos.

 

As always, Ibs has some great tech with just the right amount of BANG. Aaron shows off some silky smooth combos, and Clint as always shows up with some amazing stuff. Both video parts are a great watch. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

04 Sep 2013

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Vong Kin Ian throws down an amazing freestyle at the Honk Kong Yo-Yo Contest. Good enough to get him 2nd place in this highly competitive contest!

 

24 Aug 2013

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Gentry Stein has not done it all. He doesn’t have a room full of trophies. He doesn’t have a National title. This is what keeps him the hungriest, most committed yoyo player on the planet. His tricks and freestyles are on point, with undoubtable style. His day just hasn’t come yet…but when it does, he will be ready.

 

Introducing the Shutter, Gentry’s third signature release designed specifically to be there when his day comes. Designed from the ground up, the Shutter features an inner foil designed to achieve a weight distribution that offers power, speed, and control through long technical combinations and flashy performances. It also offers unique finger spin opportunities on both inner faces as well as a central and outer ring grind capabilities.
It takes more than a great yoyo to be a champion, but a great yo-yo is something every champion needs.

 

 

 

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Shutter 2_1

 

Specs:
55.83 mm Diameter
44.33 mm Width
67.5 Grams
SPEC Bearing
White CBC Pads

 

Shutter 5_1

 

SHUTTER available World Wide August 29

 

Shutter 8_1

23 Aug 2013

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Ann Connolly is sure collecting stamps in her passport book! A last minute decision at Worlds found Ann heading straight to Edmonton AB Canada for Canadian Nationals! While in Canada she did some in-store appearances, competed in the International Division and even traveled to beautiful Jasper!

 

10 Aug 2013

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Paul Kerbel is no stranger to the Worlds stage, but this year he took it to a new level! Making his way to center stage by backpacking was just the start. Be sure to check out his entire routine below.

 

10 Aug 2013

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Pat Borgerding has grown up with us. He started on the team when he was just a kid, now he’s taller then any of us! Coming to the World stage as the seeded US National Champion, Pat had over 1,000 plays of his freestyle track. All the time and effort pays off in this amazing routine!

 

10 Aug 2013

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Paolo Bueno joined the YoYoFactory Team over a year ago, and hasn’t stopped rising the ranks at yo-yo contests. In 2012 he even made it through prelims and semifinals at Worlds to secure a spot in Finals. This year, he had a different route to Finals, he won Brazil Nationals. Being a duel citizen, he represented Brazil in the final round of the World Championships this year, and did am awesome job of it! Check out the video below.

 

 

10 Aug 2013

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What a season it’s been for Luis! He’s been busy with tours, demos, finishing school and a tie for 1st at BAC. Will all that he’s put in, we knew Worlds would be special. In prep for Worlds, we wanted to outfit him with the best equipment possible. So we created a new breed of Genesis to his exacting specifications. Armed with his perfect yo-yo, and years of practice, Luis presented one of the most energetic, diverse routines the stage had ever seen.