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How to do Wave Machine

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Pocket Sand Yo-Yo Trick Tutorial

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Review of the Thall Yo-Yo by Static

The Thall is a bi-metal yo-yo made by Static Unresponsives. Cade, one of the owners of Static, sent me his personal Thall to try and review and I was pretty excited for the chance. This yo-yo has a very unique feel to it, a very heavy solid feel with a strange floaty feeling while it’s in the air. The video will show and talk about this in depth. If you’d like to see the unboxing I made while I was a part of the Thrower’s Corner project you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWlcloAfjUw If you’re interested in buying your own Thall or just want to see some more information you can get to Static’s site here: http://staticdirect.bigcartel.com/

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How to make a yo-yo freestyle

I wanted to go over some of the main points that go into organizing your tricks, picking your music, planning your routine, and practicing the routine for the contest. This is essentially a crash course in freestyle basic. Like I mention at the end of the video, I am putting together a course on making freestyles, if you’d like to check out the book version when it’s available send me an email at mike@mikemonty.com and I’ll let you know when it’s ready. It’s pretty close right now, and it’ll be priced at $10.00. If you email me before it comes out I’ll give you a discount on it for being an early supporter! 🙂

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How to make a yo-yo trick

I was told earlier that most of the “how to make a yoyo trick” videos out there stink and I should make one too. Well here’s the thing. Teaching someone how to be creative is pretty damn hard apparently! This is my first attempt at teaching this and mid video I realize how difficult it would be to teach. So I showed how I would make a trick and advised that you force yourself to keep it short to make it easier when you’re starting out. Please let me know if you have any questions and if any of you are interested in the one on one tutoring I mentioned the page talking about it is here: http://mikemonty.com/learn/yoyoclasse…

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How to start a yo-yo club

In yesterday’s video we talked about where to find other yoyoers locally. So what happens if you can’t find any and there doesn’t seem to been any even with your best efforts? You’ll just have to make your own yoyoers then. This video covers the nuts and bolts of how to start a yo-yo club. From the name, to the location, and all the way down to promotion and growth, this video will give you a solid start in making a local yoyo club to be proud of.

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Where do you meet other yo-yoers?

In my previous vlog’s comments I was asked how I got into the yo-yo community by TheRealViscera, in his comment he also mention how it was discouraging to continue without having someone local to hang out with. I got him in touch with his local club and then realized some of the rest of you might have wondered this as well, Where do you meet other yo-yoers at? I start out where I found my first bunch of yo-yoers, online. Well technically I knew four local yo-yoers but they met an hour away from where I lived at the time and as a 13 year old, an hour away might as well be in another country when it comes to getting rides from mom. So I went to the internet.

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— Official Website: http://mikemonty.com
— Yo-Yo Crash Course for beginners: http://mikemonty.com/yo-yo-crash-course/
— Competitive Yo-Yoing 101 – Learn how to make a solid freestyle: http://mikemonty.com/howtoyoyo/yoyofr…
— Yo-Yo Trick Tutorials: http://mikemonty.com/learn/howtoyoyo/
— Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/mikemonty
— Instagram: http://instagram.com/mikemonty
— Twitter: http://twitter.com/mikemonty
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The first site I found that I liked was yoyoing.com, it’s gone now but it helped me see there was depth to this hobby. There were more people playing and making up tricks and uploading them to the internet for others to see an learn. This was back in the dialup days, but when you’re a kid dying to learn another trick you’ll wait hours to watch a 12 second clip the size of postage stamp.

After that I joined a few forums like:
—YoYoExpert.com Forum: http://yoyoexpert.com/forum
—TheYo Forum: http://theyo.com/yoyo/forum.php

Then a few years late as social networks started to grow and yo-yoers migrated to them, I found a few facebook groups:
—Trick Circle group for trick creators: https://www.facebook.com/groups/29301…
—The General YoYoing group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoYoing/
—The YoYo BST & Talk: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yoyoBST/
—Solid up and coming group with a lot of activity, National Recreational Yo-Yo Association: https://www.facebook.com/groups/natio…
— YoYo Ireland (Suggested by Chris Hutchinson): https://www.facebook.com/groups/45827…
— British Yo-Yo Association (Suggested by Chris Hutchinson): https://www.facebook.com/groups/Briti…

I found a few popular yo-yoers who use twitter and paid attention to who was following them:
https://twitter.com/yoyoexpert
https://twitter.com/yoyofactory
https://twitter.com/clywcanada

As well as on instagram:
— Brandon Vu: https://www.instagram.com/thebrandonvu/
— The #TrickCircle tag: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tag…
— The #TodaysThrow tag: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tag…
— The #YoYoNews tag: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tag…

And a few popular YouTube yo-yoers:
— Brandon Vu again: https://www.youtube.com/user/Jeffaton…
— YoTricks Tutorials/Store: https://www.youtube.com/user/yotricks
— SLUSNY yoyoshop: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyZZ…