Brad Byers - World Record Yoyo Artist & Yoyo Tricks Expert
Brad Byers is a "Grandmaster" yo-yo artist according to the Duncan International Proficiency Ratings chart. Duncan Toys has issued a specific congratulatory letter just to Brad in recognition of his contributions to the yo-yo world record field!
Brad has mastered over 300 yo-yo tricks which include several that he invented. He is very proficient and uses 2 yo-yos at once (one in each hand) to perform the Whirly Bird (2 yo-yos looping), Criss Cross (looping 2 yo-yos with the lines crossing), and Hip Hop (looping 2 yo-yos with 1 yo-yo hopping up and over the second yo-yo). Other featured tricks include the Sharpshooter (knocks a poker chip or even an aspirin tablet off the ear of an assistant with his yo-yo), Popping Corn, Gunslinger, Park the Dragster in the Garage, and the Yo Launcher.
Brad performs more than 30 throwing top tricks, many of which are a very rare sight to see. He even throws and spins a monster top the size and weight of a bowling ball with the aid of a 13-foot rope. A few of his elaborate tricks include the Wire Walker (a top travels from one hand to the other along the string), Circle the Globe (a top is thrown behind the back and caught in front still spinning in the palm), and Rock the Baby with a Top.
Brad's novelty hula hooping routine is unique! While keeping the hoops gyrating around his waist, he can loop 2 yo-yos, juggle, and even escape from a regulation straitjacket.