YoYoExpert - Official Contest - #1


#1

Welcome to the first ever YoYoExpert Contest.

These “contests” will show up completely sporadically in conjunction with random Chat Quiz Game Show Nights throughout the year just to try and keep things exciting over here.

The first YoYoExpert Forum Contest is kind of interesting so here is how it works.


THREE PRIZES
Grand Prize: YYJ Axiom
First Runner Up Prize: YYJ Dark Magic
Second Runner Up Prize: YYJ Legacy

HOW DO YOU GET A CHANCE TO WIN

You may have noticed as you have been going through the “learn” section of YoYoExpert that many of the text descriptions that go along with the videos are garbled or does not match the video.  There is poor sentence structure, misspellings, and just incorrect words in many (if not all) of the videos.

To gain an “entry” into the contest you simply have to make a post replying to this thread with corrections to a specific page.  One page per reply please.

The post with corrections should be formatted as follows:


http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/004-adjust-yo-yo-string.html

Corrections:
Type misspelled words or bad sentences or wrong words here


OTHER RULES
If you submit a page that another YoYoExpert member finds three or more corrections you missed then they can “steal” your entry - so make sure you are as thorough as can be!  :wink:

YoYoExpert forum members are limited to a maximum of fifteen entries (although this rule is subject to change and could be increased) - the contest runs for a week and will end January 16th at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

A drawing will occur taking each entry into account and will randomly award a Grand Prize and the two runner up prizes listed below.  If you have any questions feel free to post here but remember these do not count as entries…

I will make random attempts to organize entries in a reply to this post.

REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN AND LEARN SOMETHING WHILE YOU ARE AT IT!!!  ;D
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/


#2

This is where we will keep track of entries:

FINAL Number of Entries per person as of end of contest.

jacko61 - 1
Jawad - 15
JoeSchmo - 3
Kim-Lan - 15
Rice - 15
Samad - 15
Trince - 3
Wes - 1
yo_shi - 9
YoYoGuy66 - 2
yoyoman - 7


#3

Haha! That’s what I’m best at…Correcting grammar! :smiley:


#4

do i put my entry in this thread


#5

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/024-intermediate-drop-in-the-bucket.html

It looks kind of a like a mount

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It looks a kind of like a mount.
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Let me show you what it looks like real quick.

Let me show you what it looks like, a real quick.
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Bring your hand over, you grab the string, and you land it into the middle of the string

Bring your hand over, grab the string, and land it into the middle of the string
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Then you’re come back up here

Then you come back up here
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Then you take your throw hand and you go under the string that you just brought across and you grab that string that’s coming down like so.

Then you take your throw hand and you go under the string that you just brought across and you grab that string which is coming down like so.
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You bring it up and then this is what you’re actually landing the yo-yo on

You bring it up and then this is where you’re actually landing the yo-yo on.
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once you’re out of there, just swing it back out and catch.

Once you’re out to there, just swing it back out and catch.


#6

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/026-intermediate-atomic-bomb.html

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One of the other things you’ll notice is as you’re doing this move, you come forward, you come forward

One of the other things you’ll notice is as you’re doing this move, you come forward.


#7

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/027-intermediate-ripcord.html

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The ripcord is based off a little bit of split the atom.

The ripcord is based a little bit of split the atom.

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You take you non-throw hand pointer this time, and instead of going under like we’ve doing, you actually go into those 2 strings.

You take you non-throw hand pointer this time, and instead of going under like we’ve been doing, you actually go into those 2 strings.


#8

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/002-basic-five-styles.html

Corrections

[quote] When you go to a yo-yo contest, you’re going to see five different styles of yo-yoing. The first style is called single A, or 1A as you’ll see it abbreviated at the contest. The whole idea with 1A, is its a sleeping yo-yo, so it spins at the end of the string, like so. With that, you can actually land it into the groove of the string and do some pretty fancy tricks that we’re actually going to be teaching you how to do as we progress through these segments. The next style of yo-yoing is called Double A. It requires two Imperial® shaped yo-yos as we talked about before. These are looping yo-yos. A loop is something like this. It comes in and shoots right back out. Double A refers to two yo-yos. When you see people at a contest, they’ll actually be doing this with two hands. They’ll be doing sleeping tricks as well, like Around the World, all while doing the loops. So this is looping; this is Double A. The next style of yo-yoing is called Triple A. This requires two sleeping yo-yos. With two sleeping yo-yos, you’re actually doing string tricks with both hands. It looks something like this. You get one yo-yo sleeping first, then you get your other yo-yo sleeping. Then you bring them up, like so. I’m going to manipulate them both on my string at the same time. So that’s Triple A. The next style of yo-yoing is called 4A or off-string. This is actually played with the yo-yo we were talking about before made for off-string, so it’s a little more durable. It actually comes off the string. This is isn’t connected right now. You can actually whip it onto the string and then recall it back. That’s off-string yo-yoing. The last style of yo-yoing is called 5A, which is also known as Freehand or counter-weight. It actually has a counter-weight attached to the end of it, and you do sleeping tricks just like you were in single A, but it’s actually not attached. So with that, you can manipulate both the yo-yo and the dice. You can do some pretty cool looking tricks. When you go to a contest those are the five main styles: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A.
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Hope that format of correcting works out. =]

~yo! shi!


#9

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/028-intermediate-mach5.html
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It’s kind of like an optical illusion

It looks like an optical illusion.

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Go learn split the atom if you didn’t already.

Go learn split the atom if you haven’t already.
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Bring my hands forward and watch now.

I bring my hands forward and watch now
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It’s a pretty cool looking trick from a sideways point of view.

It’s a pretty cool looking trick from sideways point of view.
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Mach 5 you go over you finger

In Mach 5 you go over you finger
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If you’ll notice, if you pull it tight, the yo-yo is stuck on those 2 strings there.

One thing to notice here is, if you pull it tight, the yo-yo will get stuck on those 2 strings there.
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You pull your throw hand out and you’ll notice you’re actually in a bran twister mount, so you can get out of it just like we did brain twister earlier.

You pull your throw hand out and you’ll notice you’re actually in a bran twister mount, so you can get out of it just like we did in brain twister earlier.
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By now you should know it anyway, but learn split bottom mount.

By now you should know it, anyways, but learn split bottom mount.


#10

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/029-intermediate-unresponsive.html
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It helps out with tricks later on that we’re going to be teaching you where you’re actually catching the string around the yo-yo like so, or even shooting across your arm.

It helps out with tricks later on,that we will be teaching you,where you will actually be catching the string around the yo-yo like so, or even shooting across your arm.

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I recommend it in terms of learning those string tricks that we’re going to be going over next.

I recommend it in terms of learning those string tricks that we’re going to,over next.


#11

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/030-intermediate-bind-returns.html
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With binding, it’s important thing for unresponsive play because it’s the only way you’re really going to get the yo-yo back to your hand.

With binding, it’s important for unresponsive play because it’s the only way you’re really going to get the yo-yo back to your hand.

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/030-intermediate-bind-returns.html
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If you go to a yo-yo contest and you try and pick up somebody’s yo-yo they’ve never played with and you’re a beginner, you’re probably going to be doing this with it.

If you go to a yo-yo contest and you try and pick up somebody’s yo-yo they’ve never played with and you’re a beginner, you will probably be going to do this with that.

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You’re going to be like this doesn’t work, it’s not coming back up.

You’re going to think like this doesn’t work; it’s not coming back up.


#12

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/031-advanced-strong-throw.html
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So when you throw start with a really strong throw and you really want to snap that wrist, watch me stop my yo-yo hand will literally snap straight out and snap.

So when you throw,start with a really strong throw and you really want to snap that wrist, watch me stop my yo-yo hand and it will literally snap straight out and snap.

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So when you throw its kind of going back to the sleeper it sounds kind of silly for me to go back to that trick but practice your sleeper.

So when you throw its kind of going back to the sleeper it sounds somewhat silly for me to go back to that trick but practice your sleeper.

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It’s really important so I dealt with a lot of people that are trying to learn advanced tricks and one of their main problems is that they’re just not throwing it hard enough.

It’s really important so I dealt with a lot of people that are trying to learn advanced tricks and one of their main problem is that they’re just not throwing it hard enough.
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So when you throw start with a really strong throw and you really want to snap that wrist, watch me stop my yo-yo hand will literally snap straight out and snap.

So when you throw start with a really strong throw and you really want to snap that wrist, watch me stop my yo-yo hand will literally snap strait out and snap.
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That gives me an incredible long throw, this yo-yo is going to spend for a couple of minutes easily.

That gives me an incredulous long throw; this yo-yo is going to spend for a couple of minutes easily.

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Right now not necessarily for using string tricks it looks more like a drive scope just the way it’s all shape and everything, but they will spend for incredible long time.

Right now not necessarily for using string tricks it looks more like a drive scope just the way it’s all shape and everything, but they will spend for incredulous long time.
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It’s really important when you’re doing string tricks that you get that strong throw because when you start playing tricks it’s going to be a lot easier to maneuver around and do your moves if your yo-yo is continuously spinning the whole way through, so practice that strong throw, get it good and we’re going to move onto advanced yo-yo tricks.

It’s really important when you’re doing string tricks that you get that strong throw because when you start playing tricks it’s going to be a lot easier to maneuver around and do your moves if your yo-yo is continually spinning the whole way through, so practice that strong throw, get it good and we’re going to move onto advanced yo-yo tricks.


#13

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/032-advanced-hand-start.html

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OK. You’re in the advanced section. That means you don’t have to wind your Yo-Yo anymore. It’s not as cool to wind your Yo-Yo like this anyways.

OK. You’re in the advanced section. That means you don’t have to wind your Yo-Yo anymore. It’s not as cool to wind your Yo-Yo like this anyway.

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What you want to do is you actually start with the Yo-Yo down here, like so. You might see people doing this, even when they’re beginners, but it’s a good thing to start practicing now. It looks like this - you just spin it up like that and the Yo-Yo’s will shoot back to your hand and that’s from not spinning at all.

What you want to do is you actually start with the Yo-Yo down here, like so. You might see people doing this, even when they’re beginners, but it’s a good thing to start practicing now. It looks like this - you just spin it up like that and the Yo-Yo’s will shoots back to your hand and that’s from not spinning at all.


#14

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/033-advanced-matrix.html
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In my opinion, it takes a little more practice, but it’s worth it. Let me show you what it looks like.

I think, it takes a little more practice, but it’s worth it. Let me show you what it looks like.

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When you put it together, watch how smooth that looks.

When you put it together, watch how smooth that looks.


#15

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/034-advanced-plastic-whip.html
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When you first start practicing you’re going to miss this a lot.

When you start practicing you’re going to miss this a lot.

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From this angle, I do this here.

From this angle, I do this.
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The string will be kind of tangled like so. It’s close enough. Eventually, the string is going to go on the right side anyways and you’ll be all set. That is plastic whip.

The string will be kind of tangled like so. It’s close enough. Eventually, the string is going to go on the right side anyway and you’ll be all set. That is plastic whip.


#16

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/035-advanced-rewind.html
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One of the great things about it is it’s really good to practice to get yourself consecutive.

One great thing about it is it’s really good to practice to get yourself consecutive.

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I recommend when you first start using your middle finger, just put both fingers out there and you’ll notice the yo-yo is going to go around your middle finger instead of just falling.

I recommend when you start using your middle finger, just put both fingers out there and you’ll notice the yo-yo is going to go around your middle finger instead of just falling.
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It’s kind of a like backwards double or nothing.

It’s a kind of like backwards double or nothing.


#17

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/037-advanced-boing-e-boing.html
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They’re going to really start noticing your yo-yoing skills.

They’re going to start really noticing your yo-yoing skills.
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it’s going to take a while, but you’ll get it.

It’s going to take awhile, but you’ll get it.


#18

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/038-advanced-boomerang.html
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It makes it look like the yo-yo is kind of a weapon, again like we talked about. People will really think you’re impressive when you do this one.

It makes it look like the yo-yo is a kind of weapon, again like we talked about. People will really think you’re impressive when you do this one.

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That’s all I’m doing. When you see it in full motion, watch how it’s all I’m doing is just sliding those 2 hands back and forth in between each other.

That’s all I’m doing. When you see it in full motion, watch how it’s all I’m doing is just sliding those 2 hands back and forth in between one another.
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Just get a good motion of doing that. Once you get that, just start exaggerating the move, push it forward, farther.

Just get a good motion of doing that. Once you get that, just start exaggerating the move, push it forward, further.


#19

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/039-advanced-mcbride-roller-coaster.html

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But, instead of going right into a trapeze your actually doing sideways around the world.

But, instead of going right into a trapeze you’re actually doing sideways around the world.

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It’s kind of a cool move.

It’s a kind of cool move.


#20

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/040-advanced-wormhole.html

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The next trick I’m going to teach you guys today is the wormhole it a cool trick it’s actually based off ripe cord if you didn’t learn rip cord yet go take a look at the rip cord video watch it get that one down because this actually starts with rip cord and then does the reverse of rip cord it’s a really cool move if you do it fast the trick itself looks like this rip cord, you put your hand back in and then you go forward again.

The next trick I’m going to teach you guys today is the wormhole it a cool trick it’s actually based off ripe cord if you didn’t learn rip cord yet go take a look at the rip cord video watch it gets that one down because this actually starts with rip cord and then does the reverse of rip cord it’s a really cool move if you do it fast the trick itself looks like this rip cord, you put your hand back in and then you go forward again.