I had back to back shows on the 22 and 23rd. I was doing sound for a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast. I’ve never seen Rocky Horror Picture Show before. Now that I’ve seen it, I can honestly say that I don’t like it. The next night, same venue, Repo, The Genetic Opera shadowcast performance, where I do sound AND lighting. Show is heavily automated. I got some time to throw on breaks Saturday. I won over SuperFan Kim(one of the show’s regulars and a nice lady) and she was a former thrower, so I may be able to bring her into modern throwing. She loved the Zombie Thunderstorm Code2, but since she couldn’t bind, she’s not ready yet. I may have won a few other converts. We’ll see! I was constantly asked to do silly tricks like Walk the Dog, Eiffel Tower and Rock the Baby, which I gladly did.
Playing my new KLR and my Sky Walker. The KLR came in on Saturday. I couldn’t get it since I was doing that event. Having that information helped keep me going!.. Counting down the hours until I could get it. So, I get home at 1:30AM. I had to get some stuff out of the truck and at around 2AM, I went outside to the mailbox to get my “care package” from YYE. Nothing special, just the KLR(not the wood case version) and a YYE sticker! I got a blue DieNasty from BST, which plays every bit as I expected it to, which is fine considering I have a glowing one. I also got a Firmy, and that’s pretty darn good as well!
I siliconed a friend’s yoyo, that’s always fun. I actually enjoy siliconing yoyos.
I ordered some Magic YoYo’s, one for my son, one for me.
I’ve been doing a lot of bearing cleaning. My son got a Metal Drifter, so I cleaned out that bearing and it’s acting practically dead unresponsive. He lost the guts to one of his two ProZ’s, so I bought a replacement and cleaned that bearing out too(got it at the same time as the metal drifter). I’m going to reclaim that “no innards ProZ” for modification parts. I got 2 Flying Pandas, one I modified with other ProZ mod spacers ad a 4mmX30mm bolt, which is essentially a FHZ axle. The bearings in the Flying Pandas I got were full of GREASE. Now that they are clean, those throws spin like speed demons!
I cleaned a batch of C-sized bearings, now they are spinning amazing. I cleaned the bearings in my Speed Maker and Kickside. WOW!! They play great now. I swapped the bearing from my Pinnacle with something better a while ago. I put it’s stock bearing back in now that it’s been clean. Oh wow!
I finished a case modification(adding foam I was cutting) so now my off-string-centric case can hold 24 “regulars”, but I cut 2 holes bigger to hold the Flying Pandas., and am debating either using the same 2" foam for another smaller case, or get 1.25" foam. I have other stuff to figure out, such as “do I have e big enough block to fit the new case” kind of stuff. I don’t want to do it with 2 blocks, I’m not going for a “Ghetto Fab” case. It’s bad enough the foam is green, but I don’t want to do this as 2 pieces. All this just to try to keep my stuff nice and safe. Since this case can only really hold 12, I can cut some smaller holes to hold CW’s in it, so the odds are I might make this case kind of 5A-oriented.
I also ordered a case(sorry YYE, came from somewhere else), which came in Thursday, but apparently I needed to sign for this. I couldn’t sign for it since I was in the shower. Wife was supposed to pick it up Friday, flaked. Was going to get it Saturday, flaked again. I will be picking it up Monday.
Cases help keep my stuff mobile, organized and reduce the clutter. Just gotta keep the wife happy!
No trick advancement. I can say my 5A spin times have improved. I have my glowing DieNasty set for 5A, as well as my Pinnacle. I think my spin times have improved because my throw itself is improving as well as hitting cleaner. 4A stuff is getting easier, of what little i do. Eli hops aren’t improving, but aren’t getting worse either. I just haven’t had that much time to practice.
I’m planning a trip to LA area next week for a fast Disneyland trip. Since our annual passes won’t let us into the park on Saturday, we’re going to the beach. Personally, sand and water aren’t interesting to me, so I’m trying to get to the Sunshine Kite Company in Redondo Beach. If they want to bake their brains on the sand, then so be it. Me, I’ve seen sand, I’ve seen ocean. A lovely combination of wet, dry, damp, hot, burning and gritty. I’ll bring my KLR wit me and maybe my Essence and some other nice throws when I head down south. I can’t take too much, just a few choice items that will fit in my YYE medium bag. That’s good enough!