To you, pocket change means money for an extra latte. But to 24 year-old Shinji Saito of Japan, pocket change is a hard core yo-yo throw that has brought him $300 in prize money and another World Yo-Yo Championship.
Saito just won his 13th championship by busting moves that would inspire envy in Justin Timberlake backup dancers. By the age of 13, he was a 2A yo-yo champion and since then, he's won every combined division at the World Yo-Yo Championship. Along with "pocket change," Saito likes to throw down a little "LOOP900."
Saito didn't need a baker's dozen of trophies to prove he's the the ultimate spool slinger, but he doesn't mind having a reputation that comes with strings attached.