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The resort hotels, amusement parks, and shopping malls of Orlando, Florida’s International Drive are no strangers to quirky forms of entertainment, but it’s not often that a bunch of yo-yos can draw a crowd.
,” Cohen told Yahoo! Games.
We were going crazy. Last year we had 140 or 150 entrants...this year we have 192
It took eight hours to go through all the one-minute preliminaries. I may never have anyone volunteer to judge them again.”
Cohen’s weary group of judges whittled down that huge field to a mere 13 contestants from a diverse range of nations including the U.S., Mexico, Japan, Indonesia, and Canada. For the first time, the usually dominant U.S. and Japanese contingents failed to land any of the coveted top three slots.
Instead it was Hungarian competitor Janos Karancz, together with his Duncan Barracuda yo-yo, who came out on top, with a routine that yo-yo blogger Steve Brown described as “remarkably clean and terrifyingly difficult.” After watching the video, yeah, that pretty much nails it!
And not tangling up the string.
Originally posted by Gear
Pretty clever use of kinetic physics... He must have a lot of spare time o his hands.