Having a signature yoyo is something that I’ve dreamed of having ever since I started yo-yoing. After getting sponsored by TopYo, which is also something I’ve always wanted, I thought to myself “What if did a collaboration design to make a yoyo that’s just right for me?” and sure enough, the owner was very open to the idea!!! I took some of my favorite yoyos and processed what I liked about each of them so that I can have one yoyo with all their traits. And then after three prototypes, my signature was born!!!
After I had the prototypes in my hand, I had to come up with a name for this yoyo. While watching a Scales Collective podcast, I kept hearing them say the word “meta” over and over again. So I texted Keiran Cooper and asked him what the word meta means. He told me that it’s a term most gamers use which is ” a strategy that the majority uses to win” and I thought to myself “that’s what I want my yoyo to be, a yoyo that people use to win” hence, outcome the TopYo Meta.
In this video I unboxed the TopYo Raiser along with a sponsorship package!!!
First off, congrats to Eugene Joh for getting sponsored by TopYo!!! Welcome to the family brudda and I’m super happy for you, and for me too cause I’m not the only one in the U.S. anymore haha.
The yoyos I got in the package were new color ways of the rimmed silenus, impulse, and photon, along with the new TopYo Raiser.
The TopYo Raiser bi-metal is a very smooth yoyo. I noticed that it plays very fast and very light. The inner rims give it good rim weight so that the yoyo isn’t too floaty. the open shape allows the yoyo to handle techy tricks very well, it also allows it to play horizontal pretty nice as well.
Overall this is an all around bi-metal throw and I highly recommend it!!!
WASSUP Y’ALL ISS LORENZO!!!!!! On April 16, 2018 I went to the Cal State Yoyo Championship. I planned on focusing on competing even though I ended up just fooling around haha, so I had Shin Matsuo or better known as shintakemushroom or (sexy man) HAHA vlog for me most of the time. I apologize in advance for all the memes in this video. This was one of the best contests I’ve been to and thank you to everyone who made this contest great!!!! Speaking of great, CONGRATS TO THE NEW KING OF CALI N8 DA GR8!!!!!! Also congrats to Keiran and Michael for getting 2nd and 3rd!!!!
Boba Straw is a fun Yoyo Trick I came up with a long time ago. The reason I called it Boba Straw is because there is a section of the trick in the beginning where the yoyo looks like a straw jabbing a boba cup. Also a lot of people I have on snap chat post videos of them jabbing their straws into their cups. So I thought it would be funny to name a trick after them.
In this yoyo trick tutorial video, I perform the complete combo at a slower pace. This is to show the details of the various elements of the trick. The viewpoint starts of from the audience point of view.
I then switch to the yoyoers point of view. This is the meat of the tutorial. The pace of the trick is much slower and I have broken out the elements in steps. From this viewpoint, you can see the intricacies of the trick. You will see where to land the yoyo, what string and even what finger position to use to throughout the combo.
After the step by step yoyoers view point, I switch back to the audience view and execute the yoyo trick combo at its intended speed
The yoyo trick seems complex, but with this video, you should be able to follow the steps. With practice, you will be able to add it to your combos.
Check out the tutorial video of the Yoyo Trick, Boba Straw. Please like, share, comment and subscribe. But above all this, please have fun!
Duncan really stepped up there game in my opinion. After playing with yoyos like the Duncan Imperial, Butterfly, or Metal drifter, I would’ve never expected them to make a yoyo this good.
Right out of the box the yoyo was dead smooth and could play any style that I want it to play whether it be speed, tech, horizontal, you name it. The bi-metal rings also made it very balanced and stable so that when playing horizontal or any other type of play it will resist tilt. This is an excellent yoyo and it has become one of my personal favorites.
If you have $120 dollars lying around then I would highly recommend this yoyo.
Big thanks to my Kuya Brian from Duncan for sending me this, you’re the best.
The TOPYO Silenus has easily become my favorite throw. It looks and plays just like a CLYW yoyo and its only $32 dollars. It has just the right amount of balance between techy style and speedy style. I highly recommend this extremely affordable yoyo 100%
The routine and choreography in this video was inspired by Yuki Nishisako’s finals performance at BAC 2017. This is what my final would’ve looked like had I made finals at National Futures 2017.