Author Archives: mq

Ilyy Video Contest Winner

is me!
I really like the Lio, you need to get one..

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Turdle Tutorial

by yoyodumpster227

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44 Clash Results

The 44 clash results are in!

1a:

1. Anthony Rojas

2. Hiroyuki Suzuki

3. Hidemasa Semba

2a

1. Shu Takada

2. Grant Johnson

3. Shunsuke Kawaka

X

1. Rei Iwakura

2. Hank Freeman

3. Tsubasa Onishi

 

For full results click here:  http://www.yo-yo.com/index.php/site/news/full/2617

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New Stuff

The GoBig (Ben Conde 4a yoyo) is out at yoyoexpert. along with the Xcon pro (JD 1a yoyo). I got to try the xcon, and I really liked it. It’s small wide and fast. The gobig looks cool, especially during his performance at the worlds.

gobig: http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/509/YYJ-Go-Big

xcon pro: http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/510/YYJ-X-Con-PRO

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Rat Report

There will be no rat report this weekend. Sorry! 😦

But I promise I’ll have TONS of stuff for you next week  >:D  (laughs sneakily)

In the mean time, go check out yoyoexpert.com, they’ve got yoyojokers and fools-gold (b-grade) avalanches (with free t-shirt) just released. The yoyojokers are a little too expensive for me.

New releases:http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/category/11/NEW-RELEASES

Yoyojokers:http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/manufacturer/35/YoYoJoker

Fools-gold avalanches:http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/480/CLYW-Avalanche-Fools-Gold-W%7B47%7D-T-Shirt

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The Rat Report: Buncha Stuff

Hey guys. The Avante Garde was officaly released. It was a good idea, but it wasn’t yoyofactory’s (see my first rat report).

http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/482/YYF-Avant-Garde

The ASYN (The Australian and Slovakian  nationals) finished recently. Here’s a bunch of pics from it:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.273995632624261.71943.167084646648694

Possible New SPYY!

Spyy seems to be hinting that they are releasing a new yoyo at the usa Nationals. I haven’t found anything else about it.

http://spyy.ca/index.php/archives/1829

stand by for updates!

UPDATE!! Here’s a picture of the yoyo: http://spyy.ca/index.php/archives/1829 

UPDATE!! http://www.yoyoskills.com/?p=8664 here’s the real picture of the yoyo :/ looks cool (yay! spyy is doing spikes again!)

 

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The Rat Report: CLYW Canvas

They are going fast!: http://clywstore.com/categories/Return-Tops/

And here is its “official” promotional video (as usual for the littlescrapyfetuscrew, its extremely strange) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QQDkaYc31I  This is funny, but the music sucks. Here is an actual video of Jensen using it:

http://www.youtube.com/user/LilScrappyFetusCrew#p/u/38/4hlA1fR5wwU

and the DANG is out at onedropyoyos.com (paul dang’s sig), along with some cool code ones, a new deitz, and black side effects.

sorry this is so late 😦

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rat Report

More canvas info! Seems like they’ll only be sold through clywstore.com, and they’re painted! they look cool: http://www.cariboublog.com/?p=4739

yyf avant garde and legend are at yoyoepert.com now!

http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/370/YYF-Avant-Garde—Special-Pre-Production

http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/454/YoYoFactory-Legend

the legend is waaayyy over hyped. There have been plenty of one piece wooden yoyos, yyf is acting like they did something special.

and i can’t forget the Werrds!

split decision, poo, and irony.

split decision: removable, inter-changeable, delrin, rims. This thing looks awesome. The usa has been waiting for these for a long, time, and we finally got ’em. Its available at yoyoexpert.com (as well as the other to werrds) with three different rims (johnny 5, speed, and anti-superstar).

poo: Skip’s sig. I don’t like the shape, but the nub is awesome, it looks like a piece of…..

Irony: I liked it better when Andrew Bergen was on werrd 😥  This was supposed to be his signature, until he left for yyf 😦  The yoyo looks awesome though. Fast, stable w/ a good sleep time.

More Werrds?

the rhinoplasty:

coming soon? I hope?

 

sorry this rat report was late 😦 i was sick.

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Rat Report: Introduction, and new stuff

Hey guys, mq here, and this is the first of a weekly series I am starting. Every Saturday, I’ll come on here and discuss the latest updates in the yoyo world, and give my honest opinion on them (sorry this one is late). It occasionally might be in video form, (in which case I’ll also post it here) but I’m not sure yet. So anyway, here it is.

Some of you might have noticed, yoyofactory redid their website (http://www.yoyofactory.com/). I now includes a much cleaner look, a section with trick tutorials, and what is soon to be an updated team list. It also includes something else. in fact, three other things. They’re called the Avante Garde, Legend, and S.S. Whistling.

Avante Garde (http://www.yoyofactory.com/avante-garde/)

Some of you might have heard of this one. Due to Mr. B!st (owner of B!st/Bist and famous modder), this yoyo as become quite controversial. He accused yoyofactory (as well as many other companies) of copying his designs, and mentioned this yoyo, the avante garde, in particular. He said that they copied his concept of the futuro. Here is a quote from Mr. B!st:

 On the subject of yyf and the futuro, recently yyf ben showed the avantgard, and he did it as though he had created the yoyo of the century, unfortunetly they understood that is a yoyo with the same principle feature as the furuto and the centauro magituto 4.

and also:

It’s annoying, that i did not gain anything from all of these ideas, to see that there is who, besides taking them in order to obtain personal gain, is not disturbed not even to give credit to who ‘gave’ them the umpteenth idea in order to make money.

i also found these two pictures The first one is yoyofactory’s design, the second is Bist’s. You can see how they both have a simmilar concept, but different overall designs

I’ll let you decide what you want about all this.

Legend (http://www.yoyofactory.com/legend/)

This is a pretty straight forward yoyo. It’s a one piece, wood, fixed axle, imperial shaped yoyo. It is meant to be a yoyo “just like in the good ‘ol days.” It comes in black, red, and blue, and is part of yoyofactory’s premium series (examples of other yyf premiums: MVP, 888x, DNA, etc.).

weight: 46.6 g

diameter: 57.53 mm

width: 31.47 mm

gap width: 3 mm

I think it’s ok that they came out with a wood yoyo, but just stupid that they put it in their premium series. It’s just a collector’s item, not some great yoyo like some of the other “premium” yoyos. It is currently available in some Japanese stores like yoyostorerewind.com

S.S. Whistling (http://www.yoyofactory.com/stainless-whistling-yoyo/)

Ok, this thing looks pretty cool. it’s stainless steel (thats what S.S. stands for), with  stainless steel caps (kinda like the spyy pure’s caps, but a different material). It also has a series of holes in the rim which allows it to whistle. To me, it looks kinda like it’ll be a gimmick (a cool gimmick 🙂 ), but I cant know for sure, since I haven’t tried it.

here’s what yoyoskills had about it:  http://www.yoyoskills.com/?p=8441

I also managed to find out something else…………JENSEN KIMMITT IS BACK ON YOUTUBE!!! And if you didn’t already know, he is back on clyw!!! (yay!) Here’s a qoute form him (it was a comment on one of his videos)

“THANKS EVERYONE!!

THUMBS UP IF YOYOS ARE FUN AGAIN!”

He so far has 23 thumb ups. 🙂  So here is his channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/LilScrappyFetusCrew

One of his videos features the new clyw, the Canvas. Its the same size as the peak, and has no nub. Heres the link:

http://www.cariboublog.com/?p=4666

So that concludes this weeks Rat Report. And don’t forget to read the next one next Saturday!

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Moon Rabbit Nylon String Review

Moon Rabbit Toys is a little store in Santa Fe NM. They sell some great toys, including a few yoyos, and nylon yoyo string. I bought some blue strings for 40 cents each.

Look and feel

The string is a rich color blue, that gets lighter when you break it in. The blue isn’t as dark as yoyoexpert’s blue poly, but it isn’t a light blue either. It comes about 2 1/2 – 4 inches shorter than standard yoyoexpert string, and is slightly softer than polyester, but not as soft as 50/50 or cotton.

Play

As you would expect, it’s short length makes it play much faster than stock yoyoexpert string (you could always shorten them though). I find that it is very unresponsive but still gives surprisingly tight binds. Perfect string tension is easy to get, and lasts longer than all my polyester strings.

Summary

  • fast
  • softer than poly, not as soft as cotton or 50/50
  • lasts longer than most polyester and way longer than 50/50 and cotton
  • unresponsive
  • very tight binds (but no snags)
  • good string tension
Moon Rabbit Toys phone #, email, and website:
505-982-9379
moonrabbittoys@mindspring.com
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