Yoyofactory Not Sponsoring the World Yoyo Contest?


#1

Why isn’t there yoyofactory between the sponsors of the world yoyo contest this year???


#2

They didn’t sponsor last year either. PM Ben McPHee and ask him.


#3

Anybody have any idea as to why Yoyofactory is not sponsoring the WYYC? They put up a post on their website.


#4

Probably best to ask them directly rather than have a lot of misinformed donkeys needlessly speculate and foment ill conceived rumors here.


#5

Exactly. Maybe wyyc made a mistake? (lol). <----- joke post


#6

I asked ben why on the nation and he said they received legal advice that suggested that they not sponsor contests in the region of the 5A patent.


#7

They had a booth set up last year, which I don’t think the AYYA allows to non sponsors, so I don’t think them not sponsoring worlds last year is accurate.


#8

Gotta be honest… Patenting 5a really causes a lot of problems just to be able to sell dice with holes…


#9

Actually it is absolutely accurate. All they have to do is Pay Greg Cohen the fee for a booth. That’s it.


(Q) #10

shhhhh. I don’t want to hear this bull again


#11

YoYoFactory was listed as a sponsor on last years sponsor banner.


#12

I heard it is because it is too humid in florida.
Ever tried to sponsor a contest with swamp crack?


#13

that’s odd because there was controversy over it last year. Oh well. Why care anyway?


#14

I couldn’t care less if they’re there! :smiley:

I think it’s pretty funny that Yomega is back, though


#15

Yeah Well they do make some of the best beginner yoyo’s out there.


#16

thought they did sponsor but they didn’t have enough time to make a yoyofactory banner


#17

Yomega FTW!!!


#18

This is really interesting to hear. Honestly if you recieved legal advice to not do something, would you still do it? Not me. I already learned my lesson with that junk. I think it is almost poetic that they are protesting this patent stuff :slight_smile:


#19

Directly from Ben. I guess we were all right. lol