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This is one of those tricks where you feel bummed for coming up with it, because it’s just so much better than most of your other tricks. And it’s super obvious. To everyone.
Still rad, though.
Song is “Dead Season” by Anniversary Club. They appear courtesy of their own bad selves.
I made this up last night. I’m feeling really good about it…it’s got an interesting flow, it feels really smooth to do, and it’s got some moves that look like they kinda come out of nowhere. Success!
Song is “Scimitar” by Floor. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
This is one of those tricks where you say “Hey, check it out!” and everyone says “Cool!” and then no else ever does it but you. Ha ha ha…I have a lot of those tricks.
Song is “Bitethecurb, Bitethecurb” by Dillinger Four. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
Another old one, from way back in 2000. This is one of those bummer examples of a trick name that was entirely too awesome for any trick to live up to it. Ha ha ha ha ha.
Song is “Dead On Holiday” by Fifth Hour Hero. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
My buddy Mike jokingly said “How come you don’t have a trick named ‘Pinetree’ yet?”
Hi, Mike. 😉
This is the opening combo from my 2007 Worlds freestyle. It’s still a damn strong opener, particularly now that it’s smoother and faster than it was in 2007. It’s also a really good way to set the tone of “Yeah, this isn’t going to score much in the way of points but it’s going to look rad”.
Song is “Glassing” by Planes Mistaken For Stars. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
I’ve always been a fan of weird transitions, especially those where everything just comes to a dead stop. It’s mostly from hanging out with Jay Gilligan, as well as my love for Fugazi.
If you can figure out how those two things led to this trick, you’re well on your way to understanding everything there is to know about my style of yo-yo play.
Song is “Count The Needle” by the incomparable Gunmoll. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
(Filmed at designRoom)
Counterweight tricks: whereby a small weight is attached to the end of the string which may be released during yo-yo play in order to create a second movement variable, opening up a vast new array of possible movements.
In 1999, I came up with the idea of counterweight yo-yo play and made up a whole slew of really neat shit. In 2007, I added it to someone else’s idea of free-spinning sidecaps on a yo-yo and made a whole slew of really neat shit that looked really easy but was actually really hard.
This is one of those.
Sadly, in order to show you counterweight tricks I have to say goodbye to a sponsor, due to a bunch of legal bullshit that’s almost as boring and irritating to talk about as it is to deal with.
Today’s trick is brought to you by No Idea Records.
Song is “Her Majesty’s Midwestern Islands” by Defiance, Ohio. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
Today’s trick was filmed on location at designRoom Creative. They have excellent hard-wood floors. This does not aid in yo-yo play, but it’s worth nothing because they’re ever so lovely.