Date archives: October 2013

Posted at 1:54 pm by Brandon Jackson

We’ve got a few new videos featuring some killer 2A (two-handed) tricks with our new high performance looping yo-yo, Hornet! This first video features Ryuya Kaneko from Japan!


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Posted October 6, 2013 at 4:28 am by Brandon Jackson






Check out the top three freestyles from each division at the 2013 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest below. Want to see ALL of the freestyles, including prelims from each division? Check them out over at our YouTube Page!


1A:
1st – Gentry Stein:

Gopro Alternate Angle:

Slow Mo Edit:



2nd – Anthony Rojas:

Gopro Alternate Angle:

Slow Mo Edit:



3rd – Zach Gormley:

Gopro Alternate Angle:

Slow Mo Edit:





2A:
1st Joseph Harris:



2nd Yoshi Mikamoto:



3rd Ian Lawson:





3A:
1st Alex Hattori:



2nd Elliot Ogawa:



3rd Patrick Borgerding:





4A:
1st Ian Johnson:



2nd Zac Rubino:



3rd Michael Nakamura:





5A:
1st Jake Elliot:



2nd Tyler Severance:



3rd Miguel Correa:

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Posted at 1:31 am by Brandon Jackson





With new faces becoming champions, familiar ones finally taking home the cup, and new National Yo-Yo Masters being named it was definitely a great year for the long running U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest and it’s one you’ll hear people talking about for some time to come. We’d like to give a big congratulations to Nathan Crissey, John Steel, and Tomonari Ishiguro for becoming National Yo-Yo Masters. And another big congratulations to all the champions that placed this year including Duncan Yo-Yo Player Jake Elliot for taking home the title of U.S. National Yo-Yo Champion (5A) in his first year competing at the U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest! Jake’s weapon of choice was the Duncan Barracuda and we are stoked to see another contest won using it.



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Posted October 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm by Brandon Jackson

The Duncan Freehand, the original counterweight yo-yo has been a player favorite for over a decade. It’s a model that has seen many different versions such as the FH Zero, Metal Zero, Hyper Freehand, and Freehand MG to name a few. A popular request has been to produce an aluminum version based on the original Freehand, fitted with original Freehand/FH Zero Style Side Caps and to have a modern response and bearing system. Freehand AL gives the players what they have been asking for with a large ball-bearing axle and SG Sticker response for unresponsive play! Freehand AL will be available at the 2013 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest in limited quantities and will begin shipping to retailers November 1st!



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Posted October 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm by Brandon Jackson

2013 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest Limited Edition Strix! Available in limited quantities at the event this Saturday in Chico, CA ($55)!



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