What about this old school trick contest idea?

Benny McPhee :rofl:

Gotta be responsive yo-yos for this, in my opinion.

It’s 100% less interesting to me if unresponsive is allowed.

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I’ll need to come up with a fully annotated video with timestamps to all the tricks. Probably going to go ahead with this, prizes will be yo-yos of course…

Three sets of prizes

Plus a YYE gift cert, $25 for third, $50 for second, and $100 for first.

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Wow! Those are great prize packs!

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So fun! And my tricks are ancient woo yeah!

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cracks knuckles in anticipation

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Thinking about this, maybe 2 minutes is too long.
Most of this tricks are very short and 2 minutes of yoyo content is actually a lot to watch (think every regional contest ever, freestyles are 2 minutes on those).

1 Minute would be ideal. It reminds me of the F.A.S.T challenge from way back. People blasted through those tricks in no time.

Edit: Here’s a video for the curious! Actually watching someone blast the FAST Challenge is way too amusing lol. It starts @ 1:08.

And here’s a video of YYE’s best boi Eric Koloski explaining the challenge for those who don’t know it.

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Are you just going to splice together your segments from the original video? Do you still have that shirt? Can you get me Rick Wyatt’s autograph?? Also I cut my thumb trying to open a pistachio yesterday, could you stand in for me on the video?

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Yeah good feedback, I want to hash out the details here before launching the contest so we can do it right!

I am pretty sure this will move forward so feel free to start practicing anyone who is interested

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I’ve gone through the video again and added timestamps to the first post, and double-checked all the tricks to make sure all of them are 1A. I count 52 tricks?

I’ll make the timestamps links to the specific time in the video, tomorrow.

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Let me see. I know I’ve still got a Cherry Bomb around here someplace…

OK! all the tricks are now linked to the correct time in the video for your clicking and tapping pleasures.

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Keep training, folks! It’s coming!

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Wow! That’s really handy to learn these @codinghorror. And “McBride roller coaster” creator is Dennis McBride (he’s the guy demoing it).

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Thank you for doing that!

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NEW PRIZE!

Any winning routine that includes the trick “Washing Machine” will, in addition to the other prizes, get this Weekender signed by @docpop!!

So make sure your routine includes that (rather far ahead of its time, if you look at how it works) trick if you want to earn this throw … keep practicing, the contest is coming! :wink:

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Can’t wait for this.

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I went ahead and packed up the prizes so they’re ready to mail out, eventually.

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TopYo Stealth, YYO Yacare, TopYo Impulse


YYJ Eneme, One Drop Dang 2, YYF Magpie


TopYo Colossus, CLYW Gnarwhal 2, YYWS Halyard 2

Plus a YYE gift cert, $25 for third, $50 for second, and $100 for first.

I’m not quite sure which older CLYW models those are, above, so any help identifying them would be appreciated

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When do we need to submit our videos by? And did you decide on video length? And does it have to be all a single take?

I’m just laying the groundwork at the moment, once the Ti-Vayders all start shipping I should be clear to launch the contest.

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