Spool Thread Co String Review

I recently ordered some yo-yo string from Spool Thread Co and love it. In fact, I’ve been using the same string for a few weeks. Since one of the selling points of STC string is it’s long life, I decided to do a video review over the course of a week. Here’s the result.

You can pick up the string online at SpoolThreadCo.com or follow them on instagram.

 

A million Pony Farts

Pony Farts is a simple slack/whip yo-yo trick I shared back in 2010. I always loved how flexible it was to work into combos, but it never really caught on. This week I decided to document some of my favorite Pony Fart variations to encourage players to explore the idea a little further.

Alvin, a yo-yoer I follow on Instagram, just shared another PF variation that I absolutely love! hashtagponyfarts

Silly repeater using @unprld #elimination #trickcircle #ccrepeaters similar to @docpop pony farts!

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Here is the original Pony Farts video, which oddly looks better than the one I just shot 7 years later 🙁

 

The greatest yo-yo videos of all time

A recent Facebook post asked “What is your favorite yo-yo video?” and the results were pretty stunning. I’ve made a lot of yo-yo videos, but don’t really watch as many as I should. Thanks to this surprisingly awesome thread, I’ve discovered a bunch of new videos and had a chance to re-explore some classic videos with a fresh new perspective on how innovative they were at the time.

It all got me to thinking about some of my favorite yo-yo videos. Youtube didn’t come around until 2005, so many old school/self hosted videos have disappeared. As a point of reference, Glasslab Experiment #4 (my first big yo-yo video) came out in 2001. I’m sure there are many more that I may have forgotten, but here’s my (incomplete) list of the greatest yo-yo videos of all time. :

Hometown Hero – Augie Fash
(2012)

Loyal – Jason Lee
2011

Breath – Spencer Berry
(2001?)

CLYW Presents: Tessa Piccillo x Kodiak – Tessa Piccillo
(2016)

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Icelandic Analog: LomoChrome Purple

I’m slowly rolling out some of the photos I took from our most recent trip to Iceland. A already posted some color shots from our week of camping in Hornbjarg, but this week’s collection is off of a roll of Lomography’s LomoChrome Purple film from that same adventure.

LomoChrome isn’t just a purple filter effect, it really brings out unusual color combos depending on the amount of light and the colors you are shooting. A similar effect comes from intentionally flipping a roll color negative film, so the light hits the film from the wrong side. That effect is often called “redscale”, since the predominant gel on the backside of color negative film is usually red. You can see more of my LomoChrome Purple photos here.

Iceland 2017

Arctic Fox prints

Iceland 2017

Iceland 2017

Iceland 2017

Iceland 2017