Hey everyone, I’ll be releasing a special new color of Weekender yo-yos later this week. The “Saturday Market Weekender” will be for sale on Friday October 9th at 8am PST for $70. There are 30 total. Keep your eye on the shop to see it go live.
The Pop Art is a brand new collaboration between myself and Rain City Skill Toys! I’m really excited for you to try it!
The Pop Art features a slimline design for responsive play, but with some interesting design elements.
- Size A bearing – gives it that real classive feel with a smooth tug-response
- Response – The extra-wide gamer pads to give the string more surface to grab
- The gap – Slim catch zone with high walls, broken up by a pair of “Schmoove Grooves” combining for snappy, predictable response.
- Cup – The hub is a wide, tapered aluminum insert that ends at a high Delrin wall. This allows for pull starts and other tricks that are fun with responsive 1a and 5a play
- Light weight but well balanced for snappy stalls and regens.
The first release of the Pop Art will also include the new Rain Drop counterweight from Rain City Skills (Base Bead edition). Doc Pop get’s really creative with a trick style called “Responsive Freehand”, taking advantage of the responsive throw for some neat stall tricks that verge on Begleri play!
Weight – 52.6g
Diameter – 59.9mm
Width – 32.5mm
Available July 9th at 5pm Pacific from
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In this month’s PopCast I hang out with my by buddy Kyle Nations and discuss the fundamentals of responsive play with a freehand yo-yo. Since we recorded this video, I feel like I’ve come a long way in my responsive-freehand play.
In this episode of PopCast, I chat with one of my oldest friends in the yo-yoing, Mark Montgomery. We’ve known each other for nearly 20 years and I always love hanging out with him and chatting about anything.
Big thanks to all of my Patreon sponsors for help making these shows possible. I’m hoping to grow my audience more, so if you like the work I’ve been doing, please help support the show on Patreon.com/docpop.
In this episode of PopCast, I chat with Coco Sun about our favorite binds and our thoughts on some of TopYos newest releases.
Be sure to leave a comment on a the Patreon page for a chance to win one of the TopYo yo-yos we featured in this video.
A few months ago I flew out to St. Louis to check out the United Yo-Yo Contest. While I was in town I got to hang out with Kyle Nations, one of my favorite modern responsive yo-yoers, and shoot a clip video of some of his rad tricks.
This is the first non-Doc Pop clip video I’ve made in a loooong time and I really love how it turned out. Kyle is using a Weekender Yo-Yo, which I sell on my site and is great for responsive yo-yoing.
If you’d like more goodies, check out this long interview I shot with Kyle too.
After months of hype, The Weekender is finally available on Kickstarter… but only for 4 more days!
If you follow this blog, you may recognize this yo-yo from my 48 Hour Yo-Yo project last year. If not, be sure to watch the two part documentary about this experiment and my trip to the One Drop machine shop in Eugene, OR.