The 90's... who was it?

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Dale Oliver, founder of Spintastics, had a crew that gave demos to schools. He also had a learning ladder program you could advance through. The Ned Show also did them. I believe they still do.

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Thanks! My knowledge is just Smothers Brothers. Then 2010 and Jensen winning worlds I saw on YT which is what made me have to try a yoyo.

The Spintastics program is apparently still operating. It’s called The Science of Spin.

Another one of the demo teams was Team High Performance founded by Alan Nagao.

BTW the Science of Spin has some good yoyo trick tips

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The NED Show was the most common I think. Arne Dixon who also does SuperYo runs it.

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YoyoPeople…John Higby…Denver Busker Festival…circa1994-95-96.
Greatest Yoyo Demonstrator of All Time!

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For me it was fast eddy mcdonald! Back in 2008 he showed up and hella overcharged for these.

Would love to be overcharged for one today, lmk if y’all got lne

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We never had any yoyo performance at my school in the 90s. It took myself and a couple of friends to start the trend on the school yard. Fun times :slight_smile:

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People that know you throw think you know the history, but I sure don’t. But I knew where to ask :slight_smile:

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Those assemblies were always the best

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We had SuperYo demonstrators visit our school in 2nd and 4th grade which is how I got started. There was definitely no Ned show branding though, this was around 2000/2002. Does or did SuperYo have non-Ned shows? Or did we get like the precursor to what became the Ned show?

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I was going to say there was also a SuperYo team going around the midwest around 1999 or 2000 I remember one at a couple of local schools in my area at the time. I was already into yoyoing by then and they were giving out wildcats and turbo treads and I want to say, maybe typhoons as well. The big prize was of course the all-glorious renegade but they were reserved for super special ticket winners and stuff.

Yomega was also doing some small tours around the same time.

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Yeah! The Wildcat was one of my first throws thanks to them! I remember pining after the Sonic Spins they had too. Idk if they had Renegades at our shows, I want to say the Sonic Spin was the “top-shelf”/highest-end throw they brought with them, I seem to remember it being in the highest price tier they had.

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early two thousands on the Ma south shore was Ooch yo from yomega’s territory haha

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We had a yoyo assembly in my school as late as 2014, and I’m pretty sure my school still does it every year (idk about covid tho)

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