The greatest yo-yo videos of all time

A recent Facebook post asked “What is your favorite yo-yo video?” and the results were pretty stunning. I’ve made a lot of yo-yo videos, but don’t really watch as many as I should. Thanks to this surprisingly awesome thread, I’ve discovered a bunch of new videos and had a chance to re-explore some classic videos with a fresh new perspective on how innovative they were at the time.

It all got me to thinking about some of my favorite yo-yo videos. Youtube didn’t come around until 2005, so many old school/self hosted videos have disappeared. As a point of reference, Glasslab Experiment #4 (my first big yo-yo video) came out in 2001. I’m sure there are many more that I may have forgotten, but here’s my (incomplete) list of the greatest yo-yo videos of all time. :

Hometown Hero – Augie Fash
(2012)

Loyal – Jason Lee
2011

Breath – Spencer Berry
(2001?)

CLYW Presents: Tessa Piccillo x Kodiak – Tessa Piccillo
(2016)


STEADyo – Joey
(2012)

The Letter Blue – Guy Wright
(2007)

SuperYo Kickin’ Tricks Volume One – various
(a commercially released VHS tape from 1999!!!)

The Jason Tapes – Augie Fash
(2011)

Revival Chapter 1 – Grant Johnson
(2014)

Welcome to Naptown – Takeshi
(2004)

The Aesthetic of Freedom – Charles Haycock
(2017)

Yo-Yo Wizardry 2 – Ben Conde
(2016)

Kaibun – Sid Pires
(2013)

Win by Default – John Ando, Yuki Spencer, & Miguel Correa
(2012)

Afghanistan – Jason Lee
(2015)

Memory Dump vol. 2 – Bryan Figueroa
(2017)

1a43v3r – John Sekar and Whip
(2006)

Bangladesh – Jason Lee
(2013)

Fidget – Jason Lee
(2004)

EX3CUTE – Mikhail Tulabut
(2007)

Lahar – Jensen Kimmitt
(2008?)

Tunnels – Miguel Correa
(2007)

Eric Koloski Presents: Yuuki Spencer 2012 – Yuuki Spencer
(2012)

CLYW Presents Anthony Rojas – Anthony Rojas
(2016)

Studio Sessions 1 – various
(2010?)

Things That Feel Good – Tyler Vienneau
(2017)

YoYoFactory Presents: Supernova – Tyler Severance and John Ando
(2010)

Wolf – Daniel Zammy Ickler
(2016)

Decade – various
(2010)

No More Hot Dogs – Abe DaGravedigga
(2011)

Free Generation – Johnnie Delvalle
(2008?)

DiamondBack – Eric Koloski
(2013)

Yellow – various
(2012)

MALCOLM CHIU X DUNCAN – Malcolm Chiu
(2013)

Classical Mechanics – John Chow
(2011)

Goldmine – Jensen Kimmitt and Charles Haycock
(2013)

In Vegas with Mark Montgomery – Mark Montgomery
(I should know this, cause I made it, but I can’t recall. 2005?)

Bend and Fold – Adam Brewster
(2007)

János Karancz 2014 – János Karancz
(2014)

Brainstorm – János Karancz
(2012)

Tangerine – Keiran Cooper
(2017)

Magikarp – Jensen Kimmitt
(2012?)

 

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Disclaimer: I’m neither a doctor or popular.