Tricks from the 2012 California State Yo-Yo Championship

July 30, 2012

Here is a playlist of several tricks from the California State Yo-Yo Championships.

Some of the clips were used in the #calstateyoyo2012 video, but there many that did not make the cut. Many of them were not filmed correctly, so lighting and focus issued prevented me from using these awesome shots in the video. Nevertheless, check out the playlist because there’s a TON of great stuff here.

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Spindox Perform at an Oakland A’s game (July 29, 2000)

April 14, 2012

(Alternate YouTube Link)

WOW! Many thanks to Laurie Harris for getting this encoded! It was lost away on a VHS tape for over a decade. Almost all of these players are still around — how amazing is that? Here’s a few additional photos from the event.

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California States 2010 – Cutting Room Floor

March 25, 2010

It’s a great feeling when the biggest problem you have is that there are too many awesome tricks to fit into one clip video. That’s what kind of contest Cali States was this year. So much talent all around it was hard to cram everything into one video. I thought of doing another long video, a-la Decade, but I wanted to focus on making shorter videos. After all, not everyone has time to watch yoyo videos for 15 minutes at a time.

This video is everything that didn’t make it into the first video for various reasons. In some shots, the framing/lighting is bad, or maybe the camera is too shaky, or a yoyoer missed a string, etc. Don’t let that fool you though, the content is still as amazing as ever.

I spent a long time on the initial 2010 CA State Video, so I decided to throw this video together as fast as possible. Everything, except the render, was completed in roughly an hour. It just goes to show you that the quality of a video has everything to with the people that are featured. I may not have put much time into making this video, but there is still a lot of inspiration to be found.

Video: Stream :: Download Coming Soon…
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Song: Welcome To The Future (Chew Fu’s Bionic RMX) by Mr. SOS
Length: 4:15

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EYYC 2010 Freestyles

February 9, 2010

Here are some of the top freestyles from the EYYC 2010. Congratulations to all winners! These freestyles have been aggregated from two sources: Hellsing135‘s Youtube Channel, as well as CzechYoyo‘s Vimeo account. (more…)

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