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Alex Garcia
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Alias Warp Speed
Resides Honolulu, Hawaii
Affiliation Team High Performance (former)
YoYoFactory (current)
YoYoStyle 2A
Playing Since 1995
Known for High-speed looping
Famous in Japan during the 1990s yo-yo boom
Fictional persona in Supersonic Spinners/Super Yo-Yo


Alex Garcia, A.K.A. "Warp Speed", is a Hawaiian yo-yo player who was legendary for his two-handed freestyles and using short string for his high-speed looping techniques, from which he gets his nickname from. His signature trick was the Criss-Cross Around the World. He was a three-time Hawaii State Yo-Yo Champion, as well as a two-time U.S. National Champion.

He was the Team Captain of Team High Performance during the yo-yo boom of the 1990s, and was also very famous in Japan, to the point of even having his own theme song "Warp Speed", which was produced as a Mini CD single recorded by Forty Four Hyper that had hit the charts in Japan. He also had the honor of having a quarter flicked off of his ear by the 1996 World Yo-Yo Champion Dale Myrberg at one of THP's meetings.

Garcia was also a major figure in the promotion of the Hyper Yo-Yo line in Japan, having appeared in some of the TV commercials, as well as performing at the Hyper Yo-Yo Japan Championship in 1998 and 1999. He also had a fictionalized persona in the anime and manga series Supersonic Spinners/Super Yo-Yo.

As of current, he is affiliated with YoYoFactory, and runs a yo-yo club based in Hawaii called YoYoFactory 808. In 2012, he had also performed as part of a special guest appearance (alongside Nakamura-Meijin, another former member of THP) at the Japan National Yo-Yo Contest.

Signature Yo-yo

Supersonic Spinners/Super Yo-Yo

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Achievements

This list is not complete

1995

  • 1995 Hawaii State Yo-Yo Contest - 1st Place

1996

1997

  • 1997 Hawaii State Yo-Yo Contest - Pro-Am Division - 1st Place
  • 1997 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest - 2A Division - 3rd Place
  • 1997 World Yo-Yo Contest - 2A Division - 2nd Place

1998

1999

Listing not complete

2012

Media

Discography

  • "Warp Speed" - Forty Four Hyper - July 21st 1997

Filmography

  • Hyper Yo-Yo Official Video: Freestyle 1A Master - June 21st 1998
  • Hyper Yo-Yo Official Video: Freestyle 2A Master - August 5th 1998
  • Konsetsu Polite! Hyper Yo-Yo Technique Video
  • Hyper Yo-Yo Pro Spinners Program

External Links

Gallery

Videos

Super Yoyo Episode 820:00

Super Yoyo Episode 8

Super Yo-Yo Episode 8 feat. Alex Garcia

【yoyo TV】200511 Hyper yoyo PV01:46

【yoyo TV】200511 Hyper yoyo PV

Hyper Yo-Yo promotional music video feat. Alex Garcia. Video by hyperraider0

懐かしいCM バンダイ ハイパーヨーヨー 「ダンカン」00:16

懐かしいCM バンダイ ハイパーヨーヨー 「ダンカン」

1997 Duncan Hyper Yo-Yo commercial feat. Alex Garcia. Video by レトロチャンネル

懐かしいCM バンダイ ハイパーヨーヨー 「YOMEGA」00:16

懐かしいCM バンダイ ハイパーヨーヨー 「YOMEGA」

1997 Yomega Hyper Yo-Yo commercial feat. Alex Garcia. Video by レトロチャンネル

【CM】バンダイ ハイパーヨーヨー ハイパーループ&ステルスレイダー(1997年)00:16

【CM】バンダイ ハイパーヨーヨー ハイパーループ&ステルスレイダー(1997年)

1997 ProYo Hyper Loop and Yomega Stealth Raider commercial feat. Alex Garcia. Video by KingorouCM

YoYoFactory Presents Alex WARP SPEED Garcia02:06

YoYoFactory Presents Alex WARP SPEED Garcia

Video of Alex Garcia made by the official YoYoFactory Youtube channel

YoYoFactory Presents Alex Garcia, Special Guest Japan National YoYo Contest 201203:40

YoYoFactory Presents Alex Garcia, Special Guest Japan National YoYo Contest 2012

Alex Garcia performing as a special guest at the 2012 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest. Video by the official YoYoFactory YouTube channel.

YoYoFactory Presents Alex Garcia National Champion, 199803:16

YoYoFactory Presents Alex Garcia National Champion, 1998

Alex Garcia performing at the 1998 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest. Video by the official YoYoFactory YouTube channel.

Doop - DoDo04:24

Doop - DoDo

DoDo - Doop. Video by inge5555. This is the song used by Alex Garcia for his performance at the 1998 U.S. Nationals and his special guest appearance at the 2012 Japan Nationals

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