Well first off I apologies for again having lapsed in making posts on my blog; this is mostly because I’m not sure what I should be writing about, so in an effort to create the habit of posting I am going to at the very least write a short blog every night about what I worked on that day, what I learned, or something interesting I’ve come across.
Now that that’s out of the way, I’ve been working on taking Double-Take Industries into the yo-yoing industry for the last few months, the most major piece was by organizing the Idaho State Yo-Yo Championships (June 20th, 2009) under the DTIndustries title. What I’ve been working on in the wake of the contest are:
1. A Yo-Yo T-Shirt
I have five different concepts ready to be produced but the first one is the Yo-Yo Tree concept, I had Emily Butcher from Talon Tattoo near the Western Idaho Fairgrounds do the art work for me and the results were phenomenal, The shirt will be gray and the art will be printed in black (for that artsy look).
2. A literal yo-yo by DTI
Bradley Raley (@BradleyRALEY on Twitter), an amazing guy (and Yo-Yoer) whom I met in Florida while on the Go-Giver Tour has been helping me make a CAD drawing of my yo-yo concept so I can take it to a machinist or manufacturer to get it produced. This yo-yo will be produced in plastic for the beginner/advanced yo-yoer and in aluminum for the advance/expert yo-yoer. The first run will be made of aluminum and will be called the Base Boost. I’m not sure what it will retail for yet, I’d like to keep the plastic one around $15.00 and the aluminum one under $100.00. We’ll see. I’ll post pictures of the design once either the prototype has been created or I find a way to protect it; I’m really nervous about sharing too much.
3. A Yo-Yo Video Contest
Thanks to Adam Schultz of Threadz Yo-Yo Strings hosting his own yo-yo video contest (which I won with my ‘Trick Machine video: view here) I decided to host one as well and will be continually doing so on a monthly basis. This month I’m giving away a Black DTI Logo shirt. If you’d like to check out the contest information video or see videos that are being submitted by entrants check out the youtube page for the contest here or view the video below.
That’s what I’ve been working on so far this month. I still have to put together the contest DVD for the 2009 Idaho Yo-Yo Championships and I have to start working more on the handbook for the Yo-Yo Contest Organizer but I will be developing that over the next couple of months.
Have a pleasant evening, Please comment with any questions or comments, I love to hear from you guys!