Reposting this here for @unklesteve because its such a special project if you missed it!
In 2011, I started a project called 365yoyotricks.com. I filmed and posted a new, original yoyo trick every day for a year. A few of the tricks were old favorites I’d never really committed to video, but for the most part I made up something new every day. It was really fun, but also kind grueling. In 2012 I invited some friends to join, and in 2013 we did it again before I put the whole thing to bed.
A few years later, some of the bands who’s music was used in the videos (I got permission, I swear!) changed their publishers and I got a slew of copyright strikes and Vimeo shut down the account. I had like 48 hours to get everything downloaded before it was deleted forever. I got most of it.
Like a year or two ago I decided to start trying to upload the clips to Instagram, and then quickly got dinged for music use there as well.
Early on I did compilation videos so that you could see a full month of tricks at once. Three of those are up on my personal YouTube channel now for your enjoyment. I have to dig around on old hard drives and see if there are more I can find, and also I would love to make the time to salvage the footage I saved and make monthly compilation videos out of all the rest for posterity. I cannot forsee when I’ll actually have time to do that, but if any of you are super keen on helping with that, hit me up!
In the meantime…here’s three months worth of cool-■■■ tricks from 2011 that I’ll have to re-learn since I’ve pretty much forgotten all of them.