Ed Haponik, from North Carolina.
If you follow any fixed axle yoyo play, chances are you have stumbled upon some mind altering tricks and flips from the man himself. A full time dad, Ed also teaches science and engineering to America’s youth. Ed played yoyo as a kid himself, and learned quite a bit during the great 90’s yoyo boom and as you can see, he has definitely put his hours in. Throwing mostly wood and everyday since 2005, he hasn’t missed a single day chasing the “state of Yo.” 43 years young this guy can skate, surf, and he is an avid one-wheeler. Word on the street is hes pretty bad*** with a samurai sword studying aikido & iaido.
In his own words. "The yoyo is my beloved spectra-ply eH in the “Yin-YeHng” colorway. Hornets blue/purple as a nod to my home just north of CLT. Two-tone is ideal for tracking flips and Varials. Walnut 416 wood-thread axle. The string is the new ZipLine Kot-N.
Notice that long spin as Ed constructs a sick Jamaican flag x4 combo picture trick on the Spectra ply fixed axle. It’s still spinning! Definitely worth following and digging deep through Ed’s many clips that are out there in the wild. Follow @edhaponik and @thatsthose on Instagram for the full clips and feature.