Date archives: May 2014
Here’s a fresh new video featuring Bryan Jardin of Duncan Crew Philippines! This new video is Bryan’s contribution to 5A May, a month long celebration of counterweight yo-yo tricks! Bryan’s current weapon of choice is new Duncan Torque and this video show’s it’s a great model for 5A/Counterweight play!
Tagged 5A, 5A May, Bryan Jardin, torque
Tagged Barracuda, Colin Beckford, Modern Amusement
We’re always excited when we see a new video from Cleveland Yo-Yo Club’s Colin Beckford! Check out his latest video showing off his latest tricks using a Duncan Barracuda!
Tagged Augie Fash
Duncan® Toys, a division of Flambeau® Inc., has hired industry recognized Augie Fash to be its Sales & Marketing Coordinator. Augie will be responsible for marketing and sales support, team management, and assisting with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Alliance initiatives. Augie comes to Duncan with a wealth of “yo-yo industry” experience, most recently serving as a demonstration team member for Hong Kong based company C3 YoYoDesign.
“Watching Augie rise up over the last 10 years has been extremely impressive”, said Mike Burke, National Sales & Marketing Manager. “Not only is he USA Duncan National Yo-Yo Champion, but he has demonstrated terrific leadership in developing players, domestic and international tours, and all facets of web based marketing and social media. He is one of the most known and highly regarded yo-yo players in the community today. I am eager to work with him, and have him utilize his skills in helping Duncan meet our growth initiatives.”
While North America is Duncan’s core region, Duncan markets and sells to over (25) different countries wordwide. Duncan also has yo-yo demonstration teams in (12) countries. Augie’s leadership will aid in immediate improvements and efficiencies in communication, team development, and domestic and international promotions.
Follow Augie on his first Duncan / Disney tour this August through September, from Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL) to Disneyland (Anaheim, CA). The Duncan 85th Anniversary Celebration Tour will span (10) U.S. cities, include community events, Radio Disney entertainment, and Duncan skill play excitement.
Augie’s accomplishments include:
- US National, 5-time Regional, and 6-time California State YoYo Champion
- Performance Tours across ten countries including China, Russia, and Europe
- 6 Signature Model yoyos
- Guest appearances on ABC, ESPN, Comedy Central, and NPR
Tagged Backspin, Barracuda, Janos Karancz
Our friends at Backspin just released this epic new video showing off their official t-shirts and it couldn’t be more awesome. This video features great shots and editing of a few of today’s best yo-yo players including current World Yo-Yo Champion and Duncan Crew Hungary Member, Janos Karancz!
Tagged Duncan Torque, torque, Torque Yo-Yo
The all new Duncan Torque is now shipping to Retailers!
Available in six beautiful colors, Torque will be available at your favorite retailers with an estimated price of $45! This new addition to Duncan’s De-Luxxe series of yo-yos features a new stepped profile, optimal weight distribution for extreme stability, a large concave bearing, and an SG Sticker response system for unresponsive play!
Looking to learn the basics of Kendama? Then head on over to the official Duncan Toys YouTube page where you’ll find 23 new easy to learn tricks as demonstrated by Duncan Kendama Pro Isaac Sams of Duncan Crew USA!
Tagged Duncan Crew USA, Isaac Sams, Kendama, Venom Kendama
Here’s a sample video of the trick “Jumping Sticks”!