It is my great pleasure and excitement to announce the winners of the Rethinkyoyo Tutorial Contest of 2012.
Coming in first place with his trick, Colossus of Rhodes, is Ilya Shaposhnikov. I was astounded at Ilya's creativity with this trick, his beautiful filming location, his vibrant and clear visuals, and his thoroughness in description. All around, a fantastic tutorial.
Coming in second place, we have a player who placed in last year's contest, Malcolm Chui. I continue to love his creativity, skill, and teaching techniques that make such advanced concepts and moves understandable. Great tutorial, and I quite enjoy the trick.
Coming in third place, is Georgiy Kovalevskiy, with his trick, Medved (Russian for Bear). Georgiy has great style, creativity and finesse, I also was very impressed with his filming location. If the string visibility and teaching were a notch or two higher, this could have been number one. Still a very nice work, however.
The Kyle's Pick award goes to the tutorial for Tethered Gyroscope. This award is well deserved, the detail of teaching in this video was impecable, I couldn't get over the effort put into it. I am personally not a huge fan of the trick itself and the creativity of the location was lacking, but overall a very nice tutorial. I just had to award this good man something for the obvious hard work he put in the tutorial.
The Standout Trick award goes to the tutorial for Turn the Key. At first look, this trick actually didn't catch my eye. However, after thinking a lot about it, I began to really gain an appreciation for the trick. It reminds me of the type of tricks I would have learned back in a Duncan trick book, except with a modern slack element. It is such a creative mix of the old gimmick that is so captivating for a small audience with the new style, I think this trick is definitely a standout. And, very nicely done video as well.
The Globble award, or the award that I am entitled to award to whomever I like for whatever reason I like, goes to the tutorial for Kingdom of Hearts. I personally found this video to be supremely inspiring, and I've even been sharing it with my immediate circle of friends and family as a simply astounding video. Great work, and the trick is really cool.
And just as last year, some honorable mentions... videos definitely worth watching.Japan Hop and Spicy Throw
- I found this tutorial very useful, actually. Two tricks that are very prevalent right now.Amazing Binds
- One of the greatest bind videos I've seen. Very creative stuff in here. Also made by this year's champion, Ilya Shaposhnikov.Chopsticks Zipper
- Very cool trick, a classic with a twist.Avenger
- Slacky flowy trick with hops. What else is there, again?Blue Rose
- Another good trick to add to your arsenal. This guy also made a bunch of other tutorials for the contest. Good on you, sir.
Oh and may I just say... classiest video awards?Boe Szyslak
- Bow ties are cool...Unknown Way!
- So much effort required to look this classy... TXP
- Just wait a second... listen to the ridiculously awesome accent.
For all those that have placed, I will be sending you an email soon to request your mailing addresses in order to ship your prizes to you. Thanks to all you players for contributing your tutorials, and thanks to all you sponsors for contributing your yoyos, string, accessories and merchandise.