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.


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.






Shutter 2_1


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