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18 Dec 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

More great new entries in our ongoing NEW HORIZON CONTEST

15 Dec 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

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A List of the entries received so far….

 

 

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08 Dec 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

 

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http://youtu.be/U_7MzuEuKeo

Go Beyond.  Push limits.
Rules:
Upload your Best 1min+ combo Video Contest.
Points awarded for difficulty, risk, number of elements performed. Points deducted for pauses and repeated elements.
First 10 2min+ combos (no significant pauses or repetition) win a Special engraved YoYoFactory Horizon.
MUST USE YOYOFACTORY HORIZON
Contest runs: Dec 10 2014 – Jan 1 2015  (all videos MUST be uploaded by Jan 1).
Winners announced and prizes shipped Jan 14 2015.
Judge: Paul Kerbel (judges decision is FINAL)
1st Prize receives 1 of 1 special edition HORIZON + YYF YoYo Bag + 2 solid color HORIZON
2nd Prize recieves 2 solid color HORIZON
3rd Splash Horizon
Upload videos on YOUTUBE and send link to contact@yoyofactory.com (who will confirm video received).
NO regenerations.

 

16 Sep 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

People have been asking ‘how do you do a fingerspin?’ and we had to answer so… here is Paul Kerbel!

 

23 Jul 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

If you are looking to be an extreme yoyo player isn’t it logical to look for an extreme advantage in your equiptment?  YoYoFactory have long been known for offering extremes, be it micro, long spin, or new features but today we look at two serious competitor yo-yos which push the norms.

MONSTER VS HORIZON

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These two yo-yos are both too big to fit in our regular package and serve a very different purpose suiting two unique styles of play. They also ironically share a lot in common.

 

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Monster came from a time where players had only just started to ditch undersized as their preferred contest yoyo in favor of what is now known as ‘full’ sized. It offered something totally foreign. In the hand it doesn’t even feel like a yoyo but on the string. It offered easier catches and ability to perform newly popularized hop tricks with greater ease. The nay-sayers claimed it impeded tech tricks, which from our standpoint was ok, yoyo play was getting tech heavy and stagnant. This promoted the type of play we wanted to see.

In contest play John Chow stood out s the champion of the concept. His tricks took play in the direction we hoped while showing little impediment on tech. His 2011 BAC 2nd place is a great example of this.

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Horizon  opens up a realm of performance possibilities with its longer than average spin and stability and as such continues to move away from tech tricks that occur in a 1ft box in front of a players chest. Paul Kerbel in the HORIZON debut video clearly shows he doesn’t play that way. while a lot of talk on horizon focuses on finger spin opportunities due to Pauls’ skills it is the power and spin that will matter most to more players.

The contrasts are easy to see when you place them both side by side

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 Horizon has a clear difference in diameter but the width of monster has to be seen to be believed. To emphasize it where is a 2 by 2 comparison

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Drastically different in specs and appearance it can be said that both HORIZON and MONSTER are cut from the same cloth. They push yoyo in a bigger and more visual way while still allowing the tech intricacies that appeal to many players. If you get a chance to try either we hope you do so. It just might change the way you play.

14 Jul 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

08 Sep 2013

Posted By: admin

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.

 

10 Aug 2013

Posted By: admin

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.

 

24 Jun 2013

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A month after his performance at BAC, Paul takes 1st place at the Mexican Summer Yo-Yo Contest. It’s always a back and forth with Paul and Luis, and this time Paul brought it home.

 

26 May 2013

Posted By: admin

Coming in 3rd… or is it 2nd?… Mexico National Champion, Paul Kerbel. After Worlds last year his name was at the end of everyones recap. The 2013 Session has shown Paul as a true competitor for a World title. With a National title already under his belt, he’s got a spot in the final round which gives him a lot of breathing room. At BAC, he was a big crowd favorite and judging by the routine, you can see why!

 

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