So, the IYYF announced that there are some new contest rule changes, and they took into effect a week or so ago… These can be viewed under the contests section of the IYYF website.
The IYYF is now allowing “player added difficulty” to boost a players scores. “Blindfolds, comically large gloves, entire full body mascot suits”, or anything that impacts a players ability to yoyo will now make each trick score a little more.
At first I didn’t like this change, but after seeing Makoto Nugamami’s East Japan Regional yoyo contest freestyle in a full spartan mascot suit, I was persuaded. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a man move than fast while being so encumbered. It was a true display of skill and control over a yoyo.
Edit: worst April fools joke ever!