Show Off Your Spinning Yo-Yos (Throws in Action)


#1

This is a thread to showcase photos of your throws spinning. I took some photos of a few of my throws today. We don’t see yo-yos in action, up close, often enough:

First, my Dragonslayer Code 2:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8406564704_fef87bfbaa_z.jpg
code2 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8555/8950953544_99c07fd4fd_z.jpg
code2spin3 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5325/8949770909_e8572e2b5c_z.jpg
code2spin2 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/8950945372_23b44f3f9c_z.jpg
code2spin5 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/8950939428_dcda3db72b_z.jpg
code2spin6 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

My Blizzard Arctic Circle:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8051/8413591060_9861077b82_z.jpg
arcticcircle by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2847/8951002062_6dc6f8e798_z.jpg
arcticcirclespin4 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/8951007134_5d394a9ddf_z.jpg
arcticcirclespin2 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

My YoyoExpert Edition Barracuda, one of the prettiest yo-yos ever:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8550014995_28509767df_z.jpg
barracuda by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8533/8950987628_a8dd97a870_z.jpg
barracudaspin10 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/8950993426_e1407e74fe_z.jpg
barracudaspin4 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/8949787711_ec64ff7be7_z.jpg
barracudaspin12 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3714/8950976856_5e82698081_z.jpg
barracudaspin16 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/8949781177_be5f20aab3_z.jpg
barracudaspin22 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

My YoyoExpert Edition Dietz:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8386046923_90fe77653e_z.jpg
dietzyye by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/8950933860_8d2c0af393_z.jpg
dietzspin2 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/8950923654_b149e40d84_z.jpg
dietzspin5 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

My Omnicron:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8365670910_a81d0aa4d4_z.jpg
Omnicron by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/8949719351_4e09b41a58_z.jpg
omnicronspin2 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/8949724789_4947121972_z.jpg
omnicronspin1 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

My Rainbowflauge Sovereign:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8517761422_46845d303c_z.jpg
sovereignrainbow by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/8949698515_9b9bac01b1_z.jpg
sovspin5 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3707/8950887790_ff67074e27_z.jpg
sovspin6 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/8950880638_af7a55222e_z.jpg
sovspin7 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/8950872696_59b8ee4581_z.jpg
sovspin9 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2861/8949676093_921a6a317b_z.jpg
sovspin12 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr


#2

those are sick


#3

Splashed YYR Attune

Rewind Edition One Drop Cacade with Spike SE

Yuki


#4

I wasn’t a big fan of that attune when it was still but when it’s spinning it’s brilliant.


#5

Thanks! I’m having fun taking these photos now, figured I’d make a thread for them. My Omnicron spinning reminds me of cream of broccoli soup. My Arctic circle spinning reminds me of denim…like stone wash or acid wash from the 80s. My Dietz reminds me of…Dr. Pepper like Chuckshort1 said. And, the Sovereign looks like a rainbow, of course. :smiley: I mostly buy solids, but I have to say, for photography purposes, the splashes are more interesting.


#6

That attune is amazing. Great photos Yuki. I can tell you’re dialed in on the action shots. It took me an hour or so to get them to look right, but once I had it down, it wasn’t so bad. They are more fun to take than still shots. The yo-yo spins around and like a person moving, you have to catch it at the right moment for a good shot. I find myself thinking… ::slight_smile: “Don’t spin that way…clockwise!!” But, it’s totally fun. :slight_smile:


#7

Okay, I photoed a few more yo-yos this morning.

My 2012 black/gold Genesis:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8364806585_afae00ab5e_z.jpg
Genesis2012 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/8957096895_8b6f7b0c68_z.jpg
gemesisspinning1 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3773/8957095699_ecd33d239f_z.jpg
genesisspinning3 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/8957094551_8ce419ef9c_z.jpg
genesisspinning4 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

My Harold Owens Edition Catalyst:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8077/8403006612_839a361842_z.jpg
catalystbg by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/8957101299_2066542e33_z.jpg
catalystspinning6 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/8957102121_721099c46f_z.jpg
catalystspinning5 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2864/8957100163_4202af46b8_z.jpg
catalystspinning9 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

My red/white/blue Avalanche:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8475238084_c2d920354b_z.jpg
avalancheredwhtblu by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/8958302916_a442aa4267_z.jpg
avalanchespinning5 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5350/8957104821_530cce9d59_z.jpg
avalanchespinning3 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/8958304642_e0b3f50a54_z.jpg
avalanchespinning1 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

My black/gold Dark Magic II, it’s not all metal, but the prettiest thing spinning:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8365680104_948bbec364_z.jpg
DMIIBG by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3735/8958298284_1d3d7ced42_z.jpg
DMIIspinning1 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/8957098063_54af7dd316_z.jpg
DMIIspinning3 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/8957098783_8102f88545_z.jpg
DMIIspinning2 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr


#8

TA, those are some of the coolest yoyo pics I’ve seen. Keep em coming. :slight_smile:


#9

See if you can tell if it’s spinning or not.



#10

:o HOW DID YOU DO THAT??? WHERE’S THE STRING??? You always have my jaw drop. BAM! That’s a winner. I’m digging the close up shot too. Let’s see a still pic of that same yo-yo Stickman (for comparison). Let me see what else you’ve got…you always have something amazing. :wink:


(G2 Jake) #11

Arkham Triton


#12

Great photo of the Triton spinning. Here is a still photo of that colorway, from G2 Facebook:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/262523_516704945058806_1183573921_n.jpg


#13

I’m glad you liked it TotalArtist !!..Thank You for your kind words.

I’m afraid I’m traveling at the moment, so I have no access to the original YoYo that I used. So, what I did is use the picture form the manufacturer so you can see the original look of the YoYo standing still.

It’s a Square Wheels “Permafrost” colorway. The string was merely removed using Photoshop.

I think your idea for this thread is great by the way, and I love the pictures you have posted !!

I love the look of certain YoYo’s when they are spinning almost more than when they aren’t.
You have to wonder how many colorways were developed for the purpose of looking really good when the YoYo is spinning, as opposed to when it’s not. I have several YoYo’s that look great spinning, but not so much when they aren’t.


#14

Thanks for taking the time to post that. I have never seen that yo-yo before, and I’m glad I asked to take a look at it. I was wondering how those defined lines could be so clear on the sides of that yo-yo, but now I see. I haven’t seen anything quite like that before.

You raise a very good point, in wondering how much effort goes into how these companies might plan the “spinning result” of their colorways. I suppose that Square Wheels throw looking so fantastic spinning could be a coincidence, but I’m inclined to believe that had to be planned to come out that good. I truly wonder. :-\ But, the result sure is brilliant either way.

I have to agree, that I’ll never determine whether I “like” a colorway, in the future, based solely on the still shot. Maybe, if it’s just a collector that sits in my case, but if it will be played, the spinning result is very important. What a “before” and “after” on that yo-yo. It looks ten times better spinning. I still prefer solids, but I can appreciate these colorway splashes a lot more after taking some photos of them in action.

I figured it might be Photoshop you used, or thought maybe the string was bright white and blended with the background when the shot was brightened. It looks like the yo-yo is unrestrained, and “free.” That is a really cool shot! You changed the game, so I will be experimenting with some close ups in my next post. Thanks again.


#15

There are some throws that look nice still but get a bit icky when in motion. The rainbow splashed Mangaroo comes to mind. Looks fantastic stationary but looks a bit poo brown when it’s spinning.

Yuki


#16

Good point Yuki, the opposite is true as well. I’ll have to think which is worse. :-\ But, worse case scenario is probably a still yo-yo that’s ugly, and when it spins…it’s even uglier. :smiley:

I took a few more shots today, and Stickman changed the game with the close up shot, so I had to try one myself.

YYE Gold Edition Cascade:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8386047649_b798cf7592_z.jpg
cascadeyyeg by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8542/8968679794_6efbd31fe6_z.jpg
cascadespin7 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8268/8967493973_ff3a591c09_z.jpg
cascadespin5 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/8967488345_eaa18a4428_z.jpg
cascadespin8 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

Blue Blizzard Chief:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8412493107_61d740d97a_z.jpg
chief by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3720/8968673982_a93c79085d_z.jpg
chiefspinning3 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8258/8967480737_b19f3699b2_z.jpg
chiefspinning8 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/8968671440_651859db30_z.jpg
chiefspinning5 by The TotalArtist, on Flickr


#17

If you look at the first deadly spins wrath. It has a nice colorway but when it spins it turns purple


(G2 Jake) #18

Slow spinning freedom Triton


#19

That lookes really cool.


#20

I think most of the CLYWs blizzard colorways look kinda ehh cause the acid wash and the splash blend together. Unless it’s the ones that don`t have silver twice on it (splash + acid washed together).