13 May Izuru Hasumi and Takumi Yasumoto at the Hamamatsu Yo-yo Competition
Izuru’s trick selection was much more tech-orientated than usual, and the overall difficulty was much higher too. This combined with the trap music he chose gave this freestyle a slightly different vibe from Izuru’s other recent freestyles. We are sure that a major title will be in his reach if he is able to replicate this level of trick density over 3 minutes.
Takumi performed a world-class off-string routine with particularly impressive regenerations.
A mistake in his final horizontal combo cost him the title, but his freestyle was most definitely one of the most memorable of the weekend.