Blogs

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

Screen Shot 2013-11-01 at 3.27.57 PM

 

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.

 

28 Jun 2013

Posted By: admin

It should come to no surprise that the YoYoFactory Team does a lot of traveling. On any given weekend we have members attending contests, doing trade shows, touring, teaching and promoting Yo-Yo literally around the world. To give you a little glimpse into where we’re at this weekend, we put together a little report:

 

Ann is no stranger to travel. Over the last few years she’s become quite a jetsetter, hitting Japan, China, Russia, Australia and all over the USA on tour. Her current trip takes her to the London for a few days, then this weekend Ann makes an appearance at a Toy show in Japan as the special guest. From Japan she’ll be heading to Prague. Then onto a whirlwind European tour. Poland and France among others.

 

1016043_10200339781088158_1428622834_n

 

Jason Lee is in transit between the Middle East (Iran was the last place he touched down) and Europe. Pictured below, Jason is standing at the edge of a perpetually burning gas crater. Berlin for a bit, then to Prague to meet up with Ann and the SLUSNY crew. Where to after that? Only Jason knows.

 

1014549_10151415140756707_615307503_o

 

 

State-side US National Champ Patrick Borgerding took 1st at Midwest Regionals, then headed to Chicago for some sight seeing and inspiration.

 

Here at the YoYoFactory Office in Arizona, Tyler Severance just booked his tickets South Central Reagionals in Denver, CO. And everyone is finalizing travel plans to Worlds.

 

qX-V5yhdN27Si9wt46t5ZHGrujiPhDYTDPN7flBOnAk

 

We also have some special guests in the office. Former US National Champ Harold Owens III is in town for an extended stay. Sharpening his demonstrating skills with the awesome summer programs Tyler is running here, and fine tuning his Worlds freestyle. He’s got to make it through all the prelims AND get a final routine down. The peace and quite of the desert is helping him focus.
LTyEUM6Mk5YlTwybGkHvNwspoSV2hQc5dTaT00p5K3M,kZW_PItrbOXh3Q9G43W6PkKjWu5-i_cGRXtcnYhA3OY

 

Along with Harold, we also had a surprise visit from 2x time World Champion Eiji Okuyama all the way from Japan. He and Harold made the trek up to the Grand Canyon to see the sights and get some cool photos.

iTsG9RCRYTpOwLFHFVgg-bF7yo6uD_dFbg1hxS_zfuE,OegLo1jDH_vfHNZ6wpLlNStS-qJgtDwKMIAy3cqEBi8

 

And finally, Brazil is getting ready for it’s National Yo-Yo Contest and YoYoFactory will be represented by Paolo Bueno! He and his family are down visiting family and fortunately it coincides with Brazil Nationals.

 

 

20 Mar 2013

Posted By: admin

Jason Lee is known for quite a few things in life… some of which we can mention here. US National Champion. Trick Innovator. Veteran. Yo-Yo Demonstrator. Photographer… and World Traveler. In the past few years Jason has been on many adventures, in many parts of the world. He’s beautifully documented his experiences in photography and descriptions on Facebook. From the Great Pyramids to the Eiffel Tower, Red Square to the markets of Vietnam and probably every country that ends in -stan. Through all his travels, he’s always carried a yo-yo. He has literally been around the world with it, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Check out this rare glimpse into his travels as Jason shows some tricks and answers some questions in the middle of the desert in China.

 

 

Thanks to Trinity Yoyo Club for curating this interview.

23 Apr 2012

Posted By: admin

Jason Lee continues his life of travel and exploration, this time he’s shown up in Bulgaria. Showcasing some great new tricks with a beautiful spring background of Sofia.

 

06 Mar 2012

Posted By: admin

Right now, Jason Lee is probably ride a camel through a desert in Egypt. But, a few weeks before he left on his latest adventure in Egypt, he put together this video part with the help of Sector Y. His last video, “The Legendary Jason Lee” was an instant classic, and the follow up, “Weapon of Choice” is sure to be as well.

 

26 Jan 2012

Posted By: admin

To call Jason a world traveler would be the easy way out. For the past YEAR Jason has been backpacking across Asia, covering over 30 countries. He also found time to visit Russian National YoYo Contest, spend time in London and release one of the most iconic videos of 2011, Legendary. 2012 finds Jason at the European YoYo Championships delivering a stellar performance with some of the most unique, innovative tricks of the contest.

 

16 Jan 2012

Posted By: admin

Tyler Severance + Jason Lee? That could go either way, luckily this time it has resulted in pure excellence with this stunning Supernova for Jason’s 2nd European YoYo Contest visit. The black lettering process has left a nickel sheen on the body which makes this yoyo truly unique. It should also be mentioned buying this yoyo supports Jason’s nomadic lifestyle which has seen him visit over 30 countries in the past year alone.

 

30 Dec 2011

Posted By: admin

One of the undeniable greats, Jason Lee, has released a new video with Sector Y. Shot in London, England.

 

 

Also, make sure to check out the Bonus Footage. Alternative angles and side by side comparisons give even more depth to Jason’s amazing skill set.