I’m working on a Kickstarter video for a new yo-yo called The Bolt Part 2. I struggled writing a script for the video until I got the idea to write a song for it. I whipped up a beat and some lyrics and headed over to Crashfaster’s studio today to record it. Here’s a preview:
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.
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
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. :