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New yo-yo trick video! The End Part II #thingsthatrepeat

The End Part II #thingsthatrepeat” is my first full length trick video in a long time. I made it to promote the upcoming release of The End Part II yo-yo by Round Spinning Objects and myself. The video features original tricks and music over a minimal background. If you look in the video’s description, you’ll also notice I’ve added “chapters” to the video, to show the name of each trick and more info about that trick when possible.

I’ve also uploaded the song from this video for folks to download

Huge thanks to Shalaco for sharing his studio, lighting, and camera skills with me for this project.

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Name-This-Möbius-Trick on Patreon

This is one of my oldest and most fleshed out Möbius tricks, but I never named it. So I’m doing a name-this-trick contest on my Patreon page and giving Da Capo yo-yo (seen in the video) to the winning name. Enter here https://www.patreon.com/posts/55758053

The song is “Heavy With Drums 1” by Emily Hopkins

Huge thanks to Thesis for donating the Da Capo for the giveaway. The Da Capo officially goes on sale today (9/4/21) at 5pm PDT on https://www.thesisyoyos.com/

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PopCast Vlog: Angelo Aguirre is a TikTok Yo-Yo Superstar

This episode of PopCast was a real treat. I got to talk to Angelo Aguirre about his huge following on social media. Angelo is a team member of SF Yo-Yos and has over 1.6 million fans on TikTok. We talked about what it’s like to have so many followers, tips for creating viral videos, how TikTokers make money, and his plans for the future.

If TikTok yo-yo videos aren’t your thing, check out some of Angelo’s longer clip videos on Youtube, like “a Soothing yoyo video” or “10 YEARS of Yoyoing.. 💕

During the interview, I asked Angelo for a critic of one of my recent yo-yo videos. I took his advice and shared it on TikTok this morning. Has it gone viral yet? You can find out here.

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Bolt Part 2 and Icarus Yo-Yos Coming This Friday

As of last week, I am done shipping Bolt Part 2s to all of my Kickstarter backers, which means that I’ll be making them available to everyone else soon. Very soon. This Friday soon!

If you missed the Kickstarter, this will be your first chance to buy a Bolt Part 2 yo-yo on DoctorPopular.com. But wait… there’s more! I’ll also be selling my brand new yo-yo, The Icarus too! The Icarus is the first yo-yo I’ve made without pre-selling on Kickstarter, which feels like a really big deal. So be sure to save the date! Friday June 1st at 8am PST on DoctorPopular.com!

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PopCast #10: The Yo-Yo Emoji is Coming Next Year!

Last year I started working on a proposal for a yo-yo emoji, with the helps of my friends at Emojination. It’s been an interesting experience and I’m really excited to say that it’s been officially accepted by the Unicode Consortium. Expect to see it in Unicode version 12, early next year.

In this episode of PopCast, I talk about the process of submitting the yo-yo emoji and I share a new trick called a “flopsicle”.

If you like this episode, please help sponsor more via Patreon.com/docpop and don’t forget to use the hashtag #popcastyoyo if you share any tricks online that you may have learned from this vlog.

For those of you who might be curious, here is some of the data I scraped from Google Trends, organic search engine results (Bing, Google, Yahoo, Etc), and social media:

There are more specific examples in the proposal too.
Continue reading PopCast #10: The Yo-Yo Emoji is Coming Next Year!

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The First Production Photos Of The Bolt Part 2!

I just received the first pictures from the factory of the Bolt Part 2 yo-yos. The Kickstarter, which ended a month ago, only showed 3 color options, but I decided to add an ALL BLACK Bolt yo-yo to the line up as a surprise to my backers. They seem to like it so far.

The Bolt Part 2 is expected to ship to backers in 3 weeks, then be available on this site shortly after that.