Open Air And Thursday

May 25, 2010


A moebius video dedicated to the Italian yoyo community in conjunction with the interview set at Yoyomaniacs yoyo forum. Think of this as a “best of” video featuring old tricks.

Title: Open Air And Thursday
Creator: Zammy
Music: “Second Sight” by LOONGAR
Time: 1:39
Download: HD (1280 x 720 60.5 Megs)
Stream: Youtube or Vimeo
File Type: Mpeg-4

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Moebius Re:Make

December 4, 2009
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Moebius Re:Make is a remake video from the series of videos I have produced where I re-shot everything that was done in the older videos to expand them to the new video quality of today. This particular video was re-done in Mall of America in November 2009. All the tricks were from when I first began to do Moebius so this pays tribute to that time.
Title: Moebius Re:Make
Creator: Zammy
Music: Emptiness by Alexander Blu
Time: 1:58
Download: HD (1280×720 72 Megs)
Stream: Youtube or Vimeo
File type: Mpeg-4

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October 23, 2009

The original Sector Y website launched October 15th, 1999. It’s been a full decade since then. Over the past 10 years, yoyoing has evolved farther than anyone could have imagined. Contained inside every modern combo or trick are traces of the tricks from yesteryear. We have come a long way in the past decade. It’s time to sit back and reflect over the past 10 years, and think about what the next 10 years holds for us.

This video is dedicated to all players who have helped advance this hobby in one way or another.

Title: Decade (Advance 2010)
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Download: HD (1280×720, 754 Megs) / Medium (720×405, 308 Megs) / Small (480×270, 114 Megs)
Stream: Vimeo
Music: Flight Test, One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21, & Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1 by The Flaming Lips
File Type: Mpeg-4
Note: Most of this footage comes from the Nationals 2009, some footage shot in Self Edge (San Francisco, CA). The smallest video is iPod/iPhone compatible.

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Things that repeat.

October 13, 2009


Here’s a presentation of some repeating tricks that have been developed over the past 5 years. It’s interesting to see how time-symmetrical some tricks can be. Tricks are shown forward and in reverse. Some of the changes are very subtle, some look different but just as cool backwards, and some are clearly impossible to do in reverse.

I made this video just to help catalog some of the lesser known repeating tricks. Repeating tricks have taken a backseat over the last few years in light of more complex, technical tricks. The art of making that simple one-or-two move repeating trick has been slowly fading away, but there have been a few strong progressions over the years. This video is here so we don’t forget.

These repeating tricks were filmed during the National Yo-Yo Contest 2009 in Chico, CA on October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2009. Many thanks to those who let me film them.

Title: Things that repeat. [Download | Stream: Youtube or Vimeo]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Broken Van (Missing You) [instrumental] by Kno
Time: 2:13
Resolution: 1280×720 (HD)
File Type: Mpeg-4
Note: This is my first attempt at playing around with HD footage. All footage shot on a Canon HF S100. Video created in iMovie.

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Superman II by Jason Lee

September 19, 2009
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Superman-2Jason Lee’s original Superman was a pioneering trick. While common now, tricks with Spirit Bomb mounts were rare and difficult in the early 2000s. Jeff Longoria made the mount well known, but Superman was the first real demonstration that the Spirit Bomb mount could produce smooth, flowing string tricks.

2002 was the year of the sequel. With tricks like Orange Tulips, Yellow Airplanes, and Breeze all pushing yoyoing forward, it was only appropriate that one of the most significant tricks in modern yoyoing got a sequel. Thus, Superman II was born.

Title: Superman II
Creator: Jason Lee
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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October 2, 2004


It’s a yoyo video played in reverse. A simple concept, but it was a harder task than expected. A lot of yoyoing just doesn’t look as cool backwards. Dropped strings just look plain weird, and tricks that transition fluidly don’t look all that different.

Overall the video was solid. Some stuff looks cool, others not. I used this video to dump a lot of footage that was otherwise sub-par. A lot of footage just wasn’t up to my typical standards when played forward, but backwards was interesting enough to make this video.

This video contains explicit lyrics.

Title: Rewind [ Download | Stream ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Rewind by Nas
Time: 2:13
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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October 2, 2004

1999I started yoyoing during the 1998 yoyo boom. Most of 1998 was spent learning tricks from Ken’s World on a String, and I even got to visit US Nationals that year. But even though my roots were based in 1998, 1999 was the year when things really started to take off.

I became a regular at the Spindox meetings in 1999. I spent most of my time learning new tricks from Paul Escolar, Gary Longoria, and David Capurro. In essence, this was the beginning of what would become a major advancement in string tricks. Posting videos on the web helped continue yoyoing popularity, and Sector Y was eventually born on October 15, 1999. This video is a look back at the scene that helped create the original Sector Y.

Title: 1999 [ Stream | Download ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Change the World [Instrumental] by Bone thugs-n-harmony
Time: 3:16
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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Final Credits to String Theory DVD

October 2, 2004

final_creditsWell, here we are! This is the first post of many (hopefully!). The original Sector Y (now the Sector Y Archive) was a huge success. I’d like to thank all those who visited. Over the next few posts I will be posting my String Theory DVD. This first post is the credits of the DVD, as a thanks to all of those who made it possible.

Title: Final Credits to String Theory DVD
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Family Ties by CunninLynguists (Produced by Kno)
Time: 3:01
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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Breakdown to West Coast Regionals

August 27, 2001

wcrSweet nostalgia! This is one of my favorite clip videos. I went with some of the Spindox to West Coast Regionals in 2001. The van broke down a dozen times, we got lost in Inglewood, and stayed in a cramped motel room, but the trip was fantastic.

This video was initially made for the people who went on the trip with me. I didn’t think that most people would appreciate all the picture trick stuff, nor some of the goofy stuff. But I figured, since I already spent so much time making the video, I might as well share it with others who might enjoy it. And I guess they did. I can’t remember. Regardless of how people feel about this video, it will always remain one of my favorites.

Title: Breakdown to WCR
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Pachelbell 8000 by Mars & Mystre
Time: 3:54
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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Test Subject 001

July 1, 2001


Test Subject 001 was basically me and Spencer screwing around in Davis, CA. Neither of us had any new material but we wanted to shoot a video. So we decided to experiment with angles, shots, etc. A lot of videos up to this point were just shot head on. Tricks were designed to be viewed from the front, and little thought was really given to any other viewpoint except for the player’s view. So we decided to play around.

Some of the stuff is goofy. We also decided to play around with filters which helped us realized that filters and yoyo tricks don’t really belong together. The whole thing was shot in about 2 hours of just wandering around parks and Jack-in-the-Boxes. In the end, while it wasn’t a groundbreaking video, it was a fun evening of filming.

Title: [ Stream | Download ]
Creator: Gabriel Lozano
Music: Thug Mentality [Instrumental] by Krayzie Bone (Produced by Michael Seifert)
Time: 1:41
Resolution: 640×480 (SD)
File Type: Quicktime H.264

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