In this episode of PopCast I talk with Patrick Dressel, the owner of Dressel Designs, about yo-yo design and working with small yo-yo companies. It’s a really informative conversation and we show some of the yo-yos that we are currently working on together.
The newest episode of PopCast, my yo-yo vlog, is online now! I share a few tricks like Curling and Bermuda Triangle, unbox a new yo-yo from Big Bang Bandalores, and talk about one of the strangest yo-yo holsters I own; a carrying case for hand grenades. The video was edited on a flight to Belgrade and I think turned out great.
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”.
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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!
The Bolt Part 2 just launched on Kickstarter and I’m so excited! Many of y’all have been asking me if I’ll ever have more Bolt Yo-Yos in stock and this is the final result. An updated version of a classic yo-yo.
What’s a Bolt?
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Bolt, it was a signature yo-yo I made with the folks at YoYoJam 16 or 17 years ago. It was well loved by modders and had a great shape and feel that many newer yo-yos lack. YYJ has closed their business, so I teamed up with my buddy Hadrien and the folks at C3 Yo-Yo Design to make something that felt new and old-school at the same time.
I’ve either made the greatest Kickstarter video of all time… or the worst.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.