The world yo-yo championship is apparently a real event and it took place in Prague over the weekend and was immediately heralded as one of the best events in its history due to how insanely close the routines that came first and second were. It probably also had something to do with the fact that the contestants performed their yo yo tricks to a collection of terrible Avici/Skrillex style backing tracks which definitely added a whole new dimension to the event.
The main prize went to 18 year old Gentry Stein – a real person with an unbelievable name from California who finished third in 2011 when he was just 15 – who managed to beat off Japanese rival Takeshi Matsuura in the 1A category. For anybody that doesn’t know, that’s the yo yo category where you’re only allowed one yo yo and one piece of string.
You can check out both Stein and Matsuura’s routines below and think about how amazing it is that Matsuura’s routine was only 1.5 points behind Stein’s when they’re both complete sick heads on the yo yo (although perhaps not as good as our boy Samm Scott). How do you even score a yo yo competition?