4a is a pretty special style to me. Out of the five main styles, it seems to rest in the middle, in terms of difficulty. It’s harder than 5a and 1a, but it’s easier than 3a and 2a. There are a lot of crazy good 4a players that I appreciate, but there are just some freestyles that completely blow my mind every time I watch them.
Personally, I think this is the best 4a freestyle of all time. It was just beautifully executed, and anyone who could pull off such a freestyle flawlessly, with a small yoyo like the Haybusa, gets my respect.
Rei is a fine example of having stage presence in yoyoing, which isn’t as common today. This, near flawless, routine is definitely one of my favorites. He always has a certain charm to his smooth style. When I started 4a, I would spend hours watching his freestyles.
(There seems to be a time lag in the video so the music is a little off)
Naoto Okada has become another 4a favorite for me this year. He has great stage presence, and his tricks are wild. He makes yoyoing look more like an art, which is what I love to see. If he would land his tricks more consistently, I’d consider Worlds his for the taking.
Now what is you’re favorite 4a freestyles?