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ta0

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Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« on: February 24, 2013, 11:18:40 PM »

EDIT:  Here are the individual freestyles in youtube (thanks Jakub)

1st - Daniel Kone?ný

EYYC 2013 Budapest - European Yo-Yo Championship Spin Top 1st Place Daniel Kone?ný

2nd - Jakub Kone?ný

EYYC 2013 Budapest - European Yo-Yo Championship Spin Top 2nd Place Jakub Kone?ný

3rd - Tyler Young

EYYC 2013 Budapest - European Yo-Yo Championship Spin Top 3rd Place Tyler Young

4th - Jan Kloubec

EYYC 2013 Budapest - European Yo-Yo Championship Spin Top 4th Place Jan Kloubec

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Here you can see the streamed video of the EYYC 2013 Spintop division:
www.ustream.tv/recorded/29528216

Fabulous freestyles!  Enjoy!

The award ceremony is at the beginning of this one:
www.ustream.tv/recorded/29544630

The four did a great show! My hat off!
« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 03:58:34 PM by ta0 »
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 11:58:30 AM »

As a group, these must have been the best freestyles ever!  It is a pity they only had 2 minutes, because their skill deserved more time.  Jakub is 20 yrs. old, Tyler 16, Daniel and Jan only 15: this is the spintop future. 

Jan was 4th just because he had such tough competition.  But his freestyle would had placed in the podium in most contests I can think of and he would have won several.

Tyler's freestyle was almost flawless.  I love his relaxed style, even singing to the music.  That freestyle could have won anywhere.  It was similar to the one he did a Czech nats, which I thought was one of the most innovative freestyles I had seen in a long time.  But he added stuff like the triangle suns. If he can make it to US Nationals, I don't think he can be stopped from being the new US champion.

Jakub as always was excellent.  It is a pity that there are like 10 seconds missing in his freestyle because of a problem with the live stream.  I thought that the opening spectacular corkscrew with so little string left was too risky.  I loved the cool (double) whips.  Jakub put Czech spintop on the map several years ago and now they are a spintop superpower.

What can I say about Daniel, that was dynamite. We already knew that it was a matter of time for little hippo to become a giant one and start winning championships.  It was just a matter of landing those pirouettes and around the body trapezes. 

On a personal note, it was also nice to see all 4 trying the Staircase to Heaven.  But when Daniel started to set the upside down corkscrew, he got me opening my mouth and then cheering at the computer!  I had never seen anybody else do it on stage since I last tried it at US Nats 2006.
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 04:50:08 PM »

Thanks ta0  :)

Freestyles are here http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTg6mhu__xwW2KyNmi3i5Eo4o90lPKGHX
also with yoyo freestyles if you are interested.
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 05:22:48 PM »

Thanks for your nice words ta0, very appreciate that :)

Daniel
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 07:54:12 PM »

Thank you for the show!

It was nice how Jan and you two shared the tops. The white Giulia and the Sophia were fixed tip, but the orange (?) Giulia was one-way-bearing, wasn't it?

I hope to see you all at worlds in Prague next year  ;D

PS: The other 50 people who have read this post have not commented yet because they are in awe  :D
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 08:42:38 PM »


PS: The other 50 people who have read this post have not commented yet because they are in awe  :D

You can say that again!!!
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 12:09:27 AM »

Wow is all I can say ..... Their amazing!
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 01:36:22 AM »

White Giulia - Fixed
White Sophia - Fixed and bearing
Red Giulia - Fixed
Orange Giulia - One way

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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 02:18:47 AM »

i agree , this level of freestyling has never been achieved before
there is a lot of work but also a lot of content :
the opening tricks are smashing !!

Bravo to ALL of You  ;) ;)

jim
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 03:17:44 AM »

Thanks all.
It was a tough competition and I too was awe-struck by Daniel and Jakub's freestyles.
I have some new tricks to learn!  ;D
I felt bad for Jan Klobec because he is the only person who did not win a prize. I hope he realizes that he did awesome and that he would have placed high in almost any contest in the world. :)

Overall EYYC was awesome and I think we all had a great time. Anybody who was not there REALLY missed out! >:D

It looks as if I can make it to worlds this year so I cannot wait to see you guys there!

Spin On! ;)
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 03:27:58 AM »

I agree. I watched the videos and was blown away by the artistry, technicality and the fun of your routines. I was actively trying to keep up on all the spintop tricks that are out there but after a while I just gave up guessing what you guys were doing up there.  Thanks and I really enjoyed the performance.
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 10:07:43 AM »

It was wonderful watching the videos, such High caliber performances on stage was great to see.  8)
You guys all rock!
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 12:39:40 PM »

Congratulations to all the guys who played.  I think they all could have gone beyond the 2 minute mark, looked like they had tricks to spare! 
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 12:50:18 PM »

I finally had an opportunity to watch the videos.  Very nice.  Very very nice!

It is exciting to see how you guys have pushed each other.  Great work.  Do you all ever get to throw together at the same time (outside of the brothers, of course)?
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Re: Video European Spintop Contest 2013
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 02:06:38 PM »

everyone did a great job. the last top player stole my thumb grind to whip catch , again. come on, at least come up with your own tricks!
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