YoYoJoker was started by former Team YoYoJam member Daisuke Shimada, after he retired from YoYoJam. Like the playing card of its namesake, YoYoJoker stands alone outside the mainstream, aiming to create high quality yo-yos incorporating features that run against convention. Shimada is a 4-time concurrent world champion, long known for his strong presence in the yo-yo modding community. He’s incorporated over 13 years of knowledge and experience into his designs. In 2010, his first release, DoubleJoker, hit Japan. An unusual addition to the design was his gold-leafed sidecaps, surely a nod to his roots in Team YoYoJam. His style of promotion and attention to detail have quickly launched YoYoJoker to the forefront of the contest scene.