Needed a study break, so I made a video


#1

Been studying for finals, and I needed to take a break, so I made a video.

I can’t do anything as fancy as some of you guys, but I find it fun and relaxing.

Bit of backstory if anybody is interested in how long I’ve been throwing:

About two months ago one of the guys I play pool with had a DMII on the table.  I hadn’t touched a yoyo since middle school, I learned all the tricks I could, but I eventually lost interest.  I played around with his yoyo for a bit, and ended up having a lot of fun, so I broke out the old FHZ and started to relearn.  I didn’t really have access to fast internet back then, so I was limited to these books that some of you may have/remember:http://i.imgur.com/yl1jl.jpg
Now that I have pretty fast internet and loads of free time, I’ve just been learning tricks and thinking of (simple) combos.

Since throwing that DMII a couple months ago, I’ve pretty much tried to catch up and immerse myself in the yoyo world (the day I decided to get back into it was the day I signed up for these forums), and am making progress (I hope).  The past two months have a been a blast, and I don’t think I’ll lose interest anytime soon.

TL;DR: Didn’t throw for long time, started again two months ago.

Feedback would be awesome.
Thanks for watching!


#2

Nice job!


(NotATyrant) #3

Who are you, do you live near Illinois, and can you be my yo-yo master?


#4

Nice job man! Your style really flows


#5

Thanks guys!

Just some dude that needs to do something to relax once in a while. Unfortunately I’m in Cali =/
Don’t think I’m qualified to be somebody’s master though!

Thanks, I really prefer a slower/smooth/flowy style of play, not a huge fan of a lot of string hits/complicated string formation stuff, I think the way I play is an “older” style from what I’ve seen/read. I can actually play faster than this, but it’s just not as fun and relaxing.

btw, I’ll probably be hittin you up for some string pretty soon, been waiting till I needed new string to try out your stuff.


(SR) #6

Holy crap. You’ve been yoyoing for two months, I’ve been yoyoing for three years, and you’re still as good as me, if not better.

Dang. That was freaking impressive.


#7

Great video, especially for a study break!


#8

You are amazing!


#9

Thanks everyone, I plan on making more vids in the future, so subscribe if you wanna see how I progress.

Thanks man, although I think the stuff I do is pretty simple, I just try to make it smooth. Looked you up on YT, you’re pretty good too!


#10

That’s nutty. I assume you knew some string tricks from the time before you restarted? If you started from basically zero, that’s just nuts.


#11

Only stuff I knew from before I learned from those books. I guess the hardest thing in those books would be the looping stuff (still can’t really loop, can only do maybe 3-5 good inside loops before messing up) and the hydrogen bomb. I was able to throw a trapeze and double or nothing, as well as transition between them fairly easily, but beyond that I couldn’t do much.


#12

I remember when I had to learn tricks from books too, and that was ridiculously hard. I really like how smooth you are because it makes your tricks even better.


#13

Two months!? That’s just insane! Really nice tricks. Good job!


#14

Right? I looked back through those books and I’m surprised I was able to learn anything back then…