19 Nov 2013

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The Arizona State Yo-Yo Contest went down this weekend. In 1a Clint Armstrong took home his first ever contest win. Newman Becker winning 3a, and Daniel Mizell winning 4a!

Clint Armstrong Shutter

07 Nov 2013

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Luke Finnell, Ibrahim Rahman, and Joe Wilson all dropped breathtaking Shutter videos!


We’re all hard at work here setting up the 2013 Arizona State YoYo Contest, It’s going to be huge! Be sure to join us on November 16th at the Desert Ridge Marketplace!

Arizona YoYo Contest 2013

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Patrick wasn’t at the office last week, he was busy in California filming for an episode of Fusion’s Good Morning Today! Watch P-Mitch keep it real!

Yo-Yo World’s Bad Boy Patrick Mitchell Shows Off at Good Morning Today

The Czech National YoYo Contest made for an insane weekend in Prague! Vashek never fails to impress, scoring a solid 2nd place with his new pro model Czech Mate. The crowd loves him just as much as we do!


Glow Collection essentials. Be sure to NOT miss out on these gorgeous new additions!

Protostar, Loop 1080

Protostar, Loop 1080

01 Nov 2013

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Jason Lee is not only a World Class yoyo player but also an avid photographer traveling the world and documenting it.


To celebrate his relationship with the lens we created this player edition SHUTTER

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Now shipping to elect stores in limited quantities it comes packaged with a spare SPEC X bearing, bearings can be hard to find if you travel to remote places like Jason, and a custom YoYoFactory lens polishing cloth.


14 Oct 2013

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Lots happening in the world of YoYo. We finished up a tour in California that started in Chico the week before Nationals and ended up in Santa Cruz where we ran the 2nd Annual Santa Cruz City Contest. lead by Tyler Severance this years crew featured Jason Lee, Clint Armstrong and Cory Hendon.


Thousands of new player were introduced to YoYo along the way. Thanks to all those who helped us out making this possible.


In Europe The Slusny crew + Ann hit the road again.This weekend they headed to Hungarian Nationals (Sponsored by YoYoFactory Europe). Boldog Gabor threw it down for the team taking 4th place. While Vashek took out the international division and Ann rounded out the top ten.

Slusny keep rolling this week visiting Olomouc, a beautiful city in the east of the Czech Republic in lands known as Moravia.

Ann in Olomouc


Coming up this week SHUTTER blasted goes into production, We begin designing the 2014 metal line and are in Shanghai at Shanghai Toy Fair!  Stay tuned for more news as it happens.

08 Oct 2013

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To say Gentry Stein has worked hard for this National title is an understatement. He has risen through the ranks of competitive yo-yoing in short order. He’s had his share of successes and failures. He’s dismissed the haters and showed what determination really means. As a local from Chico, this win makes it all the sweeter. In front of friends, family, Factory and fans he took home top honors and after years of being so close, finally captured the US National Champion title. Congratulations Gentry, from all of us at YoYoFactory.


08 Oct 2013

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Harold Owens III took to the stage with confidence this year. Coming in at his traditional 2nd highest score of prelims, he was ready to show a whole new level of accuracy to the stage. When the dust settled on the stage Harold was standing proud with a 4th place finish. When asked as a former National Champion if he was disappointed with 4th he replied, “I couldn’t have asked for a better freestyle. I went as hard as I could and hit everything. No shame in that.” Spoken like a true Champion.


08 Oct 2013

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Kevin Nicholas has become everyone’s new favorite to watch on stage. Turning up to Nationals with a Pacific Northwest Regional seed, it was only Finals that he had to worry about. With an array of tricks, Kevin shows of the best trick of Nationals. Wait till the end if his freestyle to see it!


07 Oct 2013

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If you’re in the Santa Cruz area, this week YoYoFactory will be doing demos and shows all over the area! Come join Tyler, Clint, Jason and Cory at Kaleidoscope 828 Bay Ave  Capitola, CA 95010 (831) 475-0210 or Capitola Hobby 3555 Clares St FF  Capitola, CA 95010 (831) 462-3555



Kaleidoscope 3:30-6 pm


Kaleidoscope 3:30-6 pm


Capitola hobby 1:30-4 pm


Kaleidoscope 3:30-6 pm


Capitola hobby 3:30-6 pm


Kaleidoscope 11 am- 2 pm
Capitola hobby 4 pm – 6 pm


Monarch Butterfly festival Natural bridges state beach (end of west cliff) 11-3



20 Sep 2013

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We’re back with a new installment of Underground Tapes! On our travels we come across some great players with some great tricks. The aim of this series of videos is to share those tricks with the world.

Players: Shu Takada, Ginji Miura, Takeshi Maruyama


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.