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PopCast #17: Slack-Wraps

Hey y’all, I’m back from a short trip to Tennessee where I was stuck in an airport for 6 hours so I decided to film a new episode of PopCast. This ended up with me focusing on a neat element that I hadn’t thought about documenting before, even though it is one of my most requested tricks. The focus is: slack wraps. 

PopCast #17

As usual, I want to give a big shout out to all of my Greg Knowles, Jeff Atwood, and all of my sponsors on Patreon.com/docpop who help make this show possible. 

I’m looking for more yo-yos to feature in upcoming episodes. So if you have a yo-yo you’d like to donate for a giveaway (and possibly have featured in the show), please hit me up. Thanks!

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The 48 Hour Yo-Yo Project: Part 1

Last month I hopped on a train from San Francisco to Eugene, OR in order to spend a weekend with the One Drop crew. The goal was to design a brand new (and somewhat atypical) yo-yo. We ended up calling this the 48 Hour Yo-Yo Project and plan on making it an annual thing.

Thanks to the support of my backers on Patreon, I was able to hire my buddy Clifton B. to document this project along the way. I’m happy to share part one of The 48 Hour Yo-Yo Project:

IF you enjoy these videos, you can help support me on Patreon. This month I’ll be giving away one of the 48 Hr Yo-Yo prototypes to one of my Patreon backers, so don’t delay.

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PopCast Yo-Yo #16: A complete guide to “Modern Responsive” yo-yoing!

Modern Responsive yo-yo play is a new way to look at old school yo-yoing. Rather than focus on trying to see how much spin you can squeeze out of a fixed axle yo-yo, this new style focuses on balance, regenerations, and creative tricks you can do without the yo-yo even spinning. It’s like a cross between kendama, contact juggling, 1A, and 2A yoyoing. If you are interested in getting started, check out the newest episode of PopCast, which is a guide on many of these responsive trick concepts and combos.

There are lots of great responsive yo-yos out there, but I truly love the “Doc Pop” Legend Wing yo-yos available on my shop for just $14.

I’ve also shared an in depth interview with Ed Haponik about his @bandalores project on Instagram. Be sure to give them a follow!

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Yo-Yo Giveaway: A Prototype VTWO by One Drop

Each month I do an exclusive yo-yo giveaway for Patreon/Popcast sponsors. This month’s yo-yo is a prototype VTWO yo-yo by One Drop. Yoyoexpert has a great write up of this yo-yo here. Big thanks to One Drop for donating this yo-yo to one of my Patreon sponsors and thanks to you for sponsoring the Popcast yo-yo vlog.

Any sponsor who is at the $2 or higher level on Patreon by September 1st will automatically be entered into the giveaway.

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PopCast #13: Man On The Trapeze Mounts!

The newest PopCast video is up and filled with different Man on the Trapeze mounts you can throw into just about any side style combo. Regardless of your level, there’s something in this video for everyone.

I also talk about some recent yo-yos I gave away through Patreon and a new string project I’m working on. I hope you enjoy it, and remember to use #popcastyoyo for any tricks you share.

Sneak preview of the string:

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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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PopCast #9: Tricks and conversations from the California State Yo-Yo Contest

This episode of PopCast was filmed at the California State Yo-Yo Contest. I had the chance to talk to Michael Ferdico, Bryan Figueroa, JD, and many more while I was there.

If you enjoy my PopCast yo-yo vlogs, please support them on Patreon. As thanks, you’ll receive 10% off of yo-yo items on my shop and get entered into a monthly yo-yo giveaway.


Continue reading PopCast #9: Tricks and conversations from the California State Yo-Yo Contest

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The PopCast yo-yo vlog is back!

After ten long years, PopCast is back! PopCast is my yo-yo vlog (video blog) that I started running in 2007. Looking back at all the old episodes, I felt really proud of how fun and entertaining they were. So I decided it was time to start making them again. Here is the first new episode:

I’d like to keep making these videos and, over time, improve the production quality with better lenses and gear. Running a small yo-yo shop doesn’t quite cover that, so I’ve decided to launch a Patreon page where people can help support the videos and get special deals and offers from DoctorPopular.com

Become a Patron!