Duncan – Orbit Review by TokYo-Yo

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Orbit is the second signature model of 2016-2018 European 1A champion, Tal Mordoch.

First dominating the Israel championship, then claiming the title of European champion from 2016-2018, Tal Mordoch gets his second signature model, the Orbit. Although the first version, the Orbital, was a bimetal design, the Orbit has squeezed similar performance without mixing materials. The sizing feels similar to the Orbital, but the switch to monometal gives the Orbit a very different concept. The multi-stepped profile is smoothed out, giving the angular Orbit a soft catch that comes as a surprise after its powerful throw. This paradox of power and softness makes the Orbit a lot of fun to play with.

The Orbit has plenty of performance to satisfy the demands of a contest stage or a professional player; Tal used one to snag first in 1A at the 2018 EYYC. But you don’t have to be headed for Prague to practice like a champ.

YoYoFactory – Singularity Review by TokYo-Yo

Designed to meet the needs of Japan’s top competitors, the bimetal Singularity is the new signature model of Izuru Hasumi.

Izuru’s new signature model is a bimetal masterpiece that marries reliable stability with his energetic style. The design was handled by SUS YOYO MECHANICS, the Japanese designer who is also responsible for the impressive Rockstar model. Based on the Supernova, Singularity is a bimetal variation built to meet Izuru’s needs on the stage.

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YoYoFactory – Singularity

[Yo-Yo] YoYoFactory – Loop720 Review by TokYo-Yo

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The Looping AP World Champion, Shu Takada helped to craft this ultimate looping yo-yo!

Tweaking looping yo-yos was a fine art for early players, and now they’re taking that knowledge and doing the work for you, maxing out the limits of what the specs will allow. Looping yo-yos are particularly finicky, so it takes a practiced hand to make it awesome. With the help of world champion in the artistic performance (AP) division, Shu Takada had a hand in making this yo-yo the beast that it is. Thank to their designs, you barely need any maintenance to keep this top spinning forever.

A change in the design includes the switch to a starburst response area, and a metal spacer to lock the gap at the perfect looping width for beginners and professional players alike. We suggest a string length of around 70-75cm for maximum performance. K-String normal works best for us!

An affordable throw, the 720 makes it easy to pick up two for the rigors of two-handed looping!

[Yo-Yo] Duncan – Origami Review by TokYo-Yo

Origami is Filipino and Asian 5A champion Bryan Jardin’s new signature model!

Sweeping the Philippines and all of Asia with his energetic counterweight freestyles, Bryan Jardin’s signature Origami has earned a 2018 refresh! The specs and shape have been updated with all kinds of tweaks; a considerable difference shows in the side face, where the multi-stepped rim has been thickened and the overall width shrank by 1mm, giving the new Origami a slender profile. As a result, although the weight has barely changed, Duncan has upped the horsepower on the Origami with a balanced, stable playfeel. These updates are in line with Bryan’s upbeat and hearty trick style, supporting his audacious freestyles with a refined power we’ve come to expect from high end full metal throws.

*Comes with a Rapid Ball counterweight for 5A play out of the box!

Font used: OSP DIN

Music Used: Billy Murray: Arrah Wanna
Antique Phonograph Music Program 08/25/2015
by Antique Phonograph Music Program [Various Artists]



2018 World Yo-Yo Contest Freestyle Videos (tentative)


1st Evan Nagao

2nd Takeshi Matsuura
3rd Yuki Nishisako
4th Shion Araya
5th Hirotaka Akiba


1st Shu Takada

2nd Takuma Yamamoto
3rd Hiraku Fujii
4th Man Ki Liu
5th Chenghao Yi


1st Hajime Miura

2nd Alex Hattori
3rd Minato Furuta
4th Thawhir Iqbal
5th Mizuki Takimoto


1st Hajime Miura

2nd Tsubasa Onishi
3rd Rei Iwakura
4th Koyo Hashimoto
5th Sheng-Wen Cheng


1st Sora Ishikawa

2nd Hideo Ishida
3rd Yoshihiro Abe
4th Naoya Takeuchi
5th Denny Kwan Ho Ko



2018 World Yo-Yo Contest