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

April 14, 2012

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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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Debt in Knowledge (Original Cut) [Remix]

October 25, 2010

This is the unreleased original cut of Debt in Knowledge from Spencer Berry. It’s the same legendary video, but with Spencer’s original music selection (15 Steps by Radiohead). Because the Green Triangles project never came to fruition, the ending URL has been changed. Many thanks to Spencer Berry for digging this out of his archives. The original video debuted on October 31, 2007.

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April 2, 2010

Visions was another video that was a part of the String Theory DVD. It featured some content that had not been seen before, as well as some old tricks that were refilmed. Most of this content has been seen by now, but it’s still a good look back to the turn of the century.

Video: Visions [ Stream | Download ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: I forget…anyone remember?
Length: 3:26

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Wish We Were At Worlds

February 2, 2010


Back in the day of no money and no job, getting to Worlds on a yearly basis was an impossible feat for many of the Spin Doctors. This video was created/released the same week that Worlds 2001 was planned. Even though we couldn’t get to Worlds, we still wanted to show off some of our latest tricks and combos.

This is probably one of my favorite videos made, mainly because of how groundbreaking some of the tricks were at the time. This video featured a few sequels such as Orange Tulips (Red Clover II) and TimeTwister 2, which took the original tricks and expanded on their concepts. But the real showcase of the video were the phenominal Yellow Airplanes (Kamikaze II), White Buddha 2nd Generation, and Breath. These tricks almost single-handedly pushed yoyoing into an era of more complex slack and plane-breaking. Unfortunately, plane-breaking was difficult to film due to angles and never really caught on until much later in decade.

Title: Wish We Were At Worlds [ Stream | Download ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Date: August 12, 2001
Music: Rachel In Trance by Zymotx, Orinoco Flow by Enya, The Fields of Love (Instrumental Mix) by ATB
Time: 3:17
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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February 1, 2010


Skank is a stop-motion video made by Spencer Berry in 2003. It was shown behind closed doors, and hasn’t really seen the light of day until now. Many thanks to Spencer for making this video public.

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2000 Revolutions

December 7, 2009

The year 2000 was one of yoyoing’s strongest years. 1998 and 1999 created the craze, and in 2000 the bar was raised. Everyone brought their A-game. Everyone who started with the boom now had over 2 years of practice, and string tricks continued to push forward. This video is a look back at the innovation that exploded around the turn of the century.

Title: 2000 Revolutions [ Download | Stream ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Date: Created 2004, footage from 2000.
Music: Days of our Livez by Bone thugs-n-harmony
File Type: Mpeg-4

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Breeze by Spencer Berry

September 19, 2009
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BreezeBreeze is Spencer Berry’s sequel to Breath. It was originally created after Nationals 2001, but because there were no contests (nor much going on at the local Spindox meets) it was never put into a clip video. Over the past 8 years, this video has been lost, found, lost again, destroyed in a harddrive failure, and then miraculously found on an unlabeled backup DVD.

This particular video comes from February 6, 2002. It was filmed near the Social Sciences & Humanities Building at UC Davis. As far as I know, this is the only time this trick was caught on tape.

Title: Breeze (Breath 2)
Creator: Spencer Berry
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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October 2, 2004


Velocity was a fun video to make. I had a lot of footage that just didn’t fit into other videos for one reason or another. Most of it was either old stuff or simple stuff. I decided to see if I could cram it all into one video and this was the result.

Most of the Parental Advisory section of the String Theory DVD (where this video originally debuted) was full of old footage. And while this may be a “rehash video,” there’s still some unseen footage in here. I always fought with the idea of how to present footage that had already been seen, so the Parental Advisory section was just an experiment on what I could possibly do to make dated footage seem less boring. I wasn’t sure if these videos would ever see the light of day, but I released it because nobody would gain anything if I had just kept the footage to myself.

Ever since this video was made (I believe sometime in 2001), yoyoing has sped up quite a bit. As freestyles have become about racking up as many points as possible, speed has been the focus of many yoyoers over the past few years. As a result, most of this stuff doesn’t look as fast as it used to. Time has taken a toll on this video but I hope some of it can still be appreciated.

This video has explicit lyrics.

Title: Velocity [ Stream | Download ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Velocity by Extended F@mm (featuring Tonedeff)
Time: 3:52
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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Professional Elegance

October 2, 2004


This video was inspired by one of GReg’s clip videos. In 2000 or 2001, GReg had released a clip video that was very basic and rudimentary compared to other videos of that era. Despite not having the newest tricks, it was full of charm. I like to think of it as similar to a child’s kindergarten drawing: it’s never really a fantastic work of art, but you still put it on your fridge.

This video was my attempt to do the same thing. It contained a lot of footage from 2000 – 2001 that had already been released, but also a few clips from other people who had sent in their footage.

This video has explicit lyrics.

Title: Professional Elegance [ Stream | Download ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Doo Rags by Nas
Time: 3:56
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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Exit 2001

January 2, 2002


2001 was a huge year for yoyoing. Trick innovation continued to push forward, and new styles such as slack, and chopsticks, started emerging.

I had filmed most of the year so I didn’t have much unseen footage around to make a new video. But I knew the year was important enough that something needed to be shown.

Exit 2001 was a bigger hit than I expected it to be. I didn’t expect many people to like it simply because there wasn’t much new footage. With most of my videos, I wanted my audience to be impressed and blown away by new footage. With this one, I wanted them to sit back and reflect on the last year of yoyoing. The reduced speed and color-fade helped accomplish that.

With this video, 2001 came to a close and 2002 was ushered in.

Title: Exit 2001 [ Download | Stream ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Only Time by Enya
Time: 3:33
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: MP4

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