Bay Area Classic Yoyo Championships 2017 – BAC 2017 Results and Livestream

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The 20th Bay Area Classic happened Saturday, June 3, 2017 and was such an awesome event.  Although I did not compete, I supported the competition by having LorenzYoCubing.com as a Silver Sponsor!  On top of that we officially live streamed the whole event from start to finish!

This event have historically produced many champions and yoyo experts serves as an inspiration to me and to many generations of yoyoers like me.  In fact, the very first exposure I experienced to the Yoyo world as it exist today was BAC 2015, where I met Brandon Vu, Gentry Stien and JD Steele.  I was awe struck not knowing that such an event and community exist.

LorenzYo Cubing and his family at the BAC 2017

Like me, many young people have been influenced by this event.  It is amazing to think that for 20 years, the BAC have captured the attention and imagination of generations of Yoyoers and is going strong to this day.

 

As I have mentioned in the previous posts, lorenzyocubing.com is a silver sponsor of the event.  In addition to that, our production crew, aka my family, went to the event and did a multi-camera live stream using the latest tech, SlingStudio.  The whole event was live streamed on my YouTube Channel.


Now you can relive and rewatch every moment of the event, from Prelims to finals to announcing the winners of each Division. and everything else in between.

So check out the video!  As always please like, subscribe and share…

Congratulations to all our winners!

 

@yukii723 won bac!!!! #bacyoyo #yoyo

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LorenzYoCubing.com Silver Sponsor of Bay Area Classic 2017 (BAC 2017)

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The 20th Bay Area Classic is happening this Saturday, June 3, 2017 and we are excited to announce that LorenzYoCubing.com is a Silver Sponsor!

This event have historically produced many champions and yoyo experts serves as an inspiration to me and to many generations of yoyoers like me.  In fact, the very first exposure I experienced to the Yoyo world as it exist today was BAC 2015, where I met Brandon Vu, Gentry Stien and JD Steele.  I was awe struck not knowing that such an event and community exist.

Like me, many young people have been influenced by this event.  It is amazing to think that for 20 years, the BAC have captured the attention and imagination of generations of Yoyoers and is going strong to this day.

For those of you in the Bay Area, come on by and join us! The admission to the contest is free, however if you want to access the museum, there is an entrace fee.

If you cannot make it to San Jose and would like to view the event, I will be live streaming throughout the day from my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lorenzyocubing

For additional details about the event and to support all those who make this event possible visit the BayAreaClassic website.

See you there!!!

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Yoyo Unboxing – Recess Komodo

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In this video I unboxed the Recess Komodo.

Get the Recess Komodo at yoyobestbuy.com

Get the Recess Komodo at amazon.com

Playing with this yoyo is very satisfying. It plays according to your style whether is is speed, tech, and generally hits your tricks very well. The only tricks that I have trouble with are horizontal tricks. Since the yoyo is zero wall and very v-shaped, it tends to wonder away from the horizontal axis.

Grinds are very good on this yoyo. The only thing that I would want to be different is the lazer engravings in the face of the yoyo. They make it sort of difficult to do horizontal finger spins because it gives your finger nail a scratchy feeling. If the lazer engravings weren’t there, finger spins would be a whole lot better.

Overall, I highly recommend this to be a fun yoyo in anyone’s collection.

here is the unboxing of the Recess Komodo –

 

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Yoyo Unboxing – YoyoRecreation Diffusion

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In this video I unboxed the YoyoRecreation Diffusion.

YoyoRecreation Diffusion at YoyoBestBuy

Yoyos at Amazon.com

When I first pulled the yoyo out of the box, the plastic is not like any other plastic yoyo that I’ve owned before. I felt like a piece of furniture. The yoyo also had a string on it ready to cut to my own height, that’s a plus!!! When I first threw the yoyo, it had a tiny bit of vibration and wasn’t that good for finger grinds because of the bulgy shape, similar to the YoyoFactory Replay Pro and The YoyoFactory Aviator 1 and 2. Although, it can do finger spins pretty well because of the gift concave space on the face of the yoyo.

I was a little disappointed with the limited ability to grind, but the playability totally made up for that!!! The yoyo hit my tricks pretty well and overall it is a fun yoyo and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new.

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Yoyo Tricks Video – Spring Throwing featuring HanzYoyo

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It is spring time in Brentwood and with the amount of rain we have had this winter, everything is blooming.  Which then trigger allergies for some who suffer from such including yours truly and HanzYoyo.  So what better way to alleviate ourselves of the symptoms than by taking Claritin, using Visine eyedrops and throwing yoyos around 🙂

In this video you will find me doing tricks together with my new friend HanzYoyo who is also a YouTuber.  I met Hanz at Cal State Yoyo Championships last April at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.  After the event, we stayed in touch and found out that we lived within 20 minutes of each other.  So one day I called him up and invited him over to do this video collaboration.

In the video, HanzYoyo used the TopYo Quantum which you have seen me review before.

TopYo Quantum at YoyoBestBuy

On my part, I used the CLYW Orca which is one of my favorite throws.

CLYW Yoyos at YoyoBestBuy.com

We hope you enjoy this fun video as much as we had fun making it.  Please support Hanzyoyo and subscribe to his YouTube Channel.

Click on the video below and let us know what you think.

 

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Throw Score Ep#9 – YOYOFFICER Yacare

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This episode of Throw Score Yoyo Reviews is on the YOYOFFICER YACARE.

After playing with the YOYOFFICER Yacare for a week, it has quickly become one of my favorite throws.  This yoyo is designed to be speedy and flawless at finger spins.  It is super smooth with a glossy finish that almost feels like it is bead blasted.  The throw is light and the shape is angular which makes it great for speed and horizontal tricks as well.

Best of all is the value you get from this yoyo.  The price is about $40 but the yoyo quality and playability is well above its price range.

If your play style is speedy and you do a lot of horizontal tricks, including finger spins, you will be happy with this awesome throw from YOYOFFICER.

YOYOFFICER Yacare at yoyobestbuy.com


Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size
Gap Width 4.5 mm
Weight 65.5 grams
Diameter 55.0 mm
Response 19 mm

YOYOFFICER Yacare and more yoyos on amazon.com


YOYOFFICER Yacare Throw Scores:

Smoothness 5 / 5
Weighty Feel –  light   1 2 3 4 5   heavy 3
Grinding Ability:

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Thumb Grinds

Fingerspins

20/20

5 / 5

5 / 5

5 / 5

5/5

Horizontal Play 5 / 5
Techy Style 4.5 / 5
Speedy Play 5/ 5
THROW SCORE 4.9/ 5 

 

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Yoyo Unboxing – CLYW Kayak

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In this video, I unboxed Yuuki Spencer’s new signature yoyo the CLYW Kayak

CLYW Kayak at yoyobestbuy.com

Yoyos at Amazon.com

So right out of the box this yoyo is dead smooth. on a scale of 1-10 of smoothness, it is a 20!!! Finger Grinds, not a problem. Talon Grinds, easy. Thumb Grinds, gimme a break. The only finger grind that is a little difficult is the horizontal finger grind. Even though there is a dimple in the center of the face, that whole section is elevated upward, when you do a finger spin, your finger will land on the side of the ledge. So finger spins on this yoyo are doable, but they’re not great.

This yoyo leans more to the stable and heavy side as opposed to floaty and light yoyos. Due to the yoyo’s zero wall, it really difficult to do speed combos and horizontal combos with. Techy style on the other hand is not a problem. If you watch Yuuki Spencer’s tricks and combos, he doesn’t do too much speed or horizontal, however he does do a lot of techy tricks that are at a normal speed. So you play like that, then this yoyo is right for you!!! Some other players that play tech at a normal speed – Zach Gormley, Harrizon Lee

Now here is the unboxing of the Caribou Lodge Kayak –

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Throw Score Episode 8 – YoyoFreaks Hashtag

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“100 Yoyos, 10 Color Ways, 1 Time Run,” that is what sums up YoyoFreaks Hashtag.  This is something you can get at yoyobestbuy.

With the plethora of yoyo companies and yoyo models out there, YoyoFreaks is doing something different, quality versus quantity.  There are only 100 yoyos made of this series.  So when they are gone, they are gone.

Latest Yoyos at YoyoBestBuy


Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size
Width 38.85mm
Weight 66 grams
Diameter 41.9mm
Response 19mm

This yoyo is a miniature sized bi-metal yoyo that is amazing at fingerspins.  The yoyo is bead blasted to a really smooth texture.  In fact the yoyo feels dead smooth. The yoyo is light but heavy for a mini yoyo. All Grinds on this yoyo are amazing!!!

YoyoFreaks Hashtag feels really good while at play.  It is excellent at speedy and techy type tricks. Despite it’s size, the yoyo can play well according to any style of play you do, although horizontal is a little difficult because of it’s size. Overall, I highly recommend this yoyo and in my opinion, it is the best miniature sized yoyo out there right now. Get one before it’s gone!!!

 

Here now is the Throw Score of Yoyo Freaks Hashtag:


YoyoFreaks Your Mom Throw Scores:

Smoothness 5 / 5
Weighty Feel –  light   1 2 3 4 5   heavy 2
Grinding Ability:

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Thumb Grinds

Fingerspins

20/20

5 / 5

5 / 5

5 / 5

5/5

Horizontal Play 2 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 4/ 5
THROW SCORE 4.5/ 5 

 

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YoyoFreaks Hashtag

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Hashtag Hashtag 😂 #yoyobestbuy #yoyofreaks #throwoftheday #stringlabammo #lorenzyocubing

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The newest YoyoFreaks Yoyo finally arrived and I thought that I would try it out by taking it outside!!! #HashtagPromo haha. So the YoyoFreaks Hashtag is a miniature sized bi-metal yoyo that is designed to be really good at fingerspins. Even though I have not done a ThrowScore, I can already say the performance of this yoyo is very very high.

YoyoFreaks at YoyoBestBuy

YoyoFreaks at YoyoBestBuy
The video is a trick video from the “Yoyoers” point of view using the YoyoFreaks Hashtag.  According to YoyoBestbuy.com, the yoyo will drop on May 17, 2017.  Remember there are only 100 of this series, it is a short run so do not miss this one.

Check out the promo video below and let me know what you think.

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Yoyo Unboxing – MagicYoyo Carpfin

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Okay guys we are going through this cycle again because I have received six new yoyos from yoyobesbuy and I’m ready to start unboxing and reviewing these!!! In this unboxing I unboxed the new MagicYoyo Carpfin.

MagicYoyo Carpfin At YoyoBestBuy.com

MagicYoyo At Amazon.com

When I first took the yoyo out of the package I immediately noticed that there was some weight to the yoyo. I also noticed that the face of the yoyo looked just like the face of the YoyoFactory Shutter. When I first threw the yoyo, it was dead smooth. While playing with the yoyo, it is more on the heavier side. Even though I can keep a constant pace while doing tricks, it doesn’t carry out speed combos that well, because of the weight. I think that this yoyo was designed to do techy tricks at a constant pace, sort of similar to the styles of Yuuki Spencer and Zach Gormley.

Grinds on this yoyo are fine. The only grinds that I had trouble with were inner cup grinds for example talon and thumb grinds. The reason I had trouble with those was because the inner cup was glossy as opposed to the rest of the yoyo which is bead blasted. Since it is glossy, if you grab the inner cup with your skin, the yoyo will whirl around. I recommend that if you are going to to inner cup grinds then use mostly your fingernails so that the metal won’t snag on your fingers. horizontal finger grinds are okay because you already mostly use your fingernail when you do a finger spin.

The MagicYoyo Carpfin is a good yoyo for a player that does techy style tricks at a normal pace. Grinds are okay as long as you use mostly fingernail while doing inner cup grinds. Overall, I highly recommend this yoyo.

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