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16 Sep 2014

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19 Aug 2014

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Gentry Stein, 18yo of Chico California is the 2014 World YoYo Champion defeating all comers in the premier 1A division at the World Yoyo Contest held in Prague Czech Republic. Seeded to semi finals as USA National Champion Gentry took first place in the semi finals  and again in the finals in front of a packed house at the Archa Theatre in an atmosphere more like a rock concert than a yoyo contest. Second place went to Takeshi Matsuura of Japan, 3rd Iori Yamaki of Japan and 4th to Gentrys’ teammate Paul Kerbel of Mexico.

 

Full results:  http://www.worldyoyocontest.com/2014worlds/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/1A_FINAL_results.pdf

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152617898836182.1073741888.62596221181&type=3

 

 

 

08 Jul 2014

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Gentry Stein is touring in Japan this month with REWIND store. This weekend he hit 800-YOYO CLASS with Daiki, Shu John and Eiji of YoYoFactory Team in JapanScreen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.39 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.28 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.19 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.10 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.05.02 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.03.23 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.03.10 AM

25 Mar 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

YoYoFactory is still on #YYFTour14 and this week we are in Kansas City with Go Big Skill Toys!

If you are in the area and want to come hand out Tyler, Joe, and Clint will be at Go Big everyday from 3:30 to 6:00 this whole week. Come by and learn some tricks!

Go Big Skill Toys

12156 Shawnee Mission Prkway, Kansas

(913)-248-3277

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06 Mar 2014

Posted By: yoyofactoryben

Our first stop on tour has concluded! Speaking to you from Salt Lake City Utah at the moment. But our last week in Nevada City is what I want to talk about. It being our first stop we had our share of troubles, but those were outweighed heavily by our experiences! First we broke down from Phoenix to San Fransisco, after that fiasco we had a exciting sleepless PNWR weekend. Then Nevada City! During our 5 days we had demonstrations at 9 schools and taught kids how to yo yo everyday at Mountain Pastimes. We had incredible turnouts! Everyday we had more kids than the last! By the end of the week all the kids were talking about a club and how they could all continue to practice yoyoing. Nevada City, Success!

Words from us.

Tyler Severance

” With every tour there are challenges, but in Nevada city they were mainly good ones. There was only so much space to teach new players. There were only so many people who were able to teach new players. But toward the end of the week when the rain started things got more cramped. With that showed up all the local players who were a huge help with new players, and entertaining parents.”

Joe Wilson

” The Nevada city stop on tour was great! We noticed early that the city was small, so we were hoping to reach out to most of the kids. As the week went on we noticed an increase in kids each day leading up to the contest on Friday . I’m positive that our visit brought the most kids to mountain past times than ever befor . My favorite part from that town was that I was able to make a difference in a child’s life. At the end of the week a kid gave me a letter telling me I got him back into yoyoing . The feeling of making an impact on a kid who I never met before made all the work worth it.”

Clint Armstrong

” This 80 70 80 Tour is YoYoFactory’s longest tour ever. We’ve had a lot of build up going into it. We could not have had a better start than with Nevada City! The dedication and passion that the local kids showed was so inspiring. Putting a yoyo into someone’s hand and then seeing them improve in a matter of minutes Is a feeling I can’t put into words. Nevada City is a very quaint town, and is a small community in itself. I would love to go back in a year and see how far the yoyo community has grown!

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05 Jan 2014

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Ginji Miura in a new mind blowing video showing off his 2a play.

Loop 1080~

11 Dec 2013

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The new SPLASH/BLASTED John Ando edition Superstar is available worldwide this week.

 

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Check it in Action

 

 

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!

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28 Jun 2013

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.
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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.

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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.

 

 

26 Mar 2012

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“This youngster has great potential!” was Paul Han’s comment when he visited China in Dec 2011, he was amazed by the skill of Shen on both 1A and 2A (just like Paul himself).

 

 

Shen is based in Shanghai, China.  He is a passionate yoyo play who first started with 1A , then tried 2A a year later and obsessed with it. We have to admit it’s hard to find a yoyo player who is talented with both 1A and 2A play, Shen is definitely one of those rare players.

 

YoYoFactory is pleased to welcome Shen Yi Jun to the Protege team and can’t wait to see him hit hard in coming contests. Keep it up, Shen!