This episode of PopCast is an in depth conversation with André Boulay from YoYoExpert.com. I asked André about how he got into yo-yoing, how the pandemic has affected the hobby, what it’s like switching from being a yo-yo pro to being a yo-yo store, and if we’ll ever see another Dark Magic.
PopCast is a crowd sponsored yo-yo show. Huge thanks to Taka, John Anderson, and the rest of my sponsors on Patreon.com/docpop Just a note, André is one of the sponsors of this show, but he had no say in any of the questions I asked or how it was edited. I just thought he’s a cool person with a rad yo-yo story.
I’m giving away The Dark Magic bootleg yo-yo that we show during the episode. This has been a coveted part of my collection for a while, but it seems like the perfect giveaway. Find out how to win it on my https://www.patreon.com/posts/54347772
Many of y’all may not know this, but the PopCast Yo-Yo Vlog is a crowdsponsored yo-yo show. It’s made possible with the help and support of my patrons on Patreon.com/docpop (shout out to John Anderson, Taka from Spingear, and the rest of my sponsors on Patreon). As a special thanks for their support, I offer my patrons a 10% coupon code and access to a virtual yo-yo club each month.
I also offer an exclusive “Superblack” colorway to my Patreon backers whenever possible. The Superblack editions are yo-yos that are laser etched before they get anodized. The end result is a subtle black-on-black logo that looks super rad.
I’m currently offering Shawn Exploders, Weekenders, and Bolt Part IIs in this Superblack color. If you’d like to get your hands on one of these special editions, sign up for the Patreon for as little as $2 a month. This will get you a 10% off coupon and access to this post where you can buy the Superblack yo-yos.
I’ve been wanting to do a tutorial for the Overhand 1.5 Whip for many years. It’s been one of my favorite moves for a while, but it’s always been a little hard for me to break it down. I’ve finally shared a tutorial and I think it does a great job teaching this beautiful flourish. You can see it here
Huge thanks to all of my Patreon.com/docpop sponsors for their support and to Clifton B., the editor I hired to put this video together.
This 45th episode of the PopCast Yo-Yo Vlog is a special one. It’s a chat with three yo-yo legends: Rick Wyatt, Mark Montgomery, and Coffin Nachtmahr. So sit back for a special hour long conversation with these influential yo-yoers. We talk about how they got into yo-yoing, their predictions for the future, the state of diversity in yo-yoing, and much more.
About the guests:
Rick Wyatt was a yo-yo pro during the big yo-yo boom in 1998. At one time he set a world “sleep” record of 13 minutes 5 seconds.
Mark Montgomery (aka Markmont.) has been a pro for most of the big yo-yo companies. Now mark has his own brand of yo-yos, string, skilltoys, and coffee. You can find his shop at https://www.markmont.shop/ or find him as @markmont on most social media sites including https://www.instagram.com/markmont/ and https://www.facebook.com/markmont
Coffin Nachtmahr is the founder of OhYesYo!, a yo-yo and art company. http://ohyesyo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theohyesyo/
Doc Pop is a yo-yo pro, vlogger, and a recipient of the National Trick Innovator of the Year award. He sells yo-yos on http://doctorpopular.com/ and you can support this PopCast vlog on https://www.patreon.com/docpop
The Day Tripper is a new yo-yo I’m releasing this week with Zip Line Strings. To celebrate I wanted to share this recent Q & A video I did with Jeremy in his home studio. Thanks to everyone who contributed questions.
I’m still planning on releasing a new episode of PopCast that is all about “redirects” with modern responsive yo-yos, but there was an error with the footage I shot on Sunday, so I’ll have to reshoot it all sometime this week. I hope to have it up before the yo-yo launches. The Day Tripper will be available on DoctorPopular.com AND ZipLineStrings.com at 5pm PST this Friday, January 15th. Price will be $85 USD.
Patreon members, don’t forget to use your 10% discount code when checking out!
I loved chatting with Jeremy from Rain City Skills about The Dumpster Fire, the signature yo-yo of 2020. It was fun hearing Jeremy talk about why he intentionally made the worst yo-yo ever and hearing what else he’s been up to lately. This was also my first PopCast video in a long time.
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.