Feeling a bit in the Halloween mood so I thought I would dawn my costume and give you guys a preview of the next YoYoExperiment.
(Don’t try this at home)
Dramatically reduced the Gap
Increased the weight
Added weight rings
Thanks to the Lincoln Fire Department for letting me use the Training Tower.
There is no way throw a yo-yo this size and weight hard enough to get it to return all the way back to the hand, so My goal was to get it to return at least 70%. I think I accomplished that (and a little bit more).
I think if I was on a Crane and didn’t have to try to keep the yo-yo from hitting the side of the structure, it might have come up farther.
This is the final version.
Worlds Largest Handheld Yo-Yo (v2.0)
Artist: Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP
Song: We No Speak Americano
Construction begins on Thursday. Hope to test on Friday, full video perhaps on Monday (ish) ?
We shall see.
This project was 2 months in development. For 2 weeks I drew up the plans and found the materials, and then in August Gunter (Splugen on YoYoSkills.com) and I found time to build it. Then, for 6 weeks we looked for a location to film the throw. One day it dawned on me that the Worlds Largest Handheld Yo-Yo would feel right at home next to Tom Kuhn’s Worlds Largest Wood Yo-Yo at the National Yo-Yo Museum at Bird in Hand in Chico California. While I was there, I saw that the Parking Garage had top level access and so it was decided. In the middle of YoYo Club, My experiment was itching to be dropped.
Yes, I know that it is not perfect, but it was all for the pure joy of yo-yo fun. I could not have asked for a better time.
And also Yes, I realize that there is currently no “Largest Handheld Yo-Yo” world record but I don’t care, I am claiming it so… THERE IS NOW!
Music – Kids (MGMT 8bit Cover) by Dr. Zilog
UPDATE: Version 2.0 Video now Live
This version has more weight and a thinner gap. It reached my goal of 70% return with a 30 foot string
and then, just to proove the yo-yo would return 100% to the hand, I shot this video with a 13 foot string.
- Cheap import knockoff
4th of July Shenanicagns
Happy Birthday America
(don’t try this at home)
Inspired by OkGo, Jackson Pollock, and pizza that was one day too old.
This yo-yo experiment has had me buzzing for the last 2 weeks.
A HUGE thank you to YoYoGuy.com who donated 4 Clear FHZ’s and Mariano Blaco who sent me 2.
6 Clear FHZ’s, Paint, Canvas, and FINALLY a day without wind or rain.
Paint by YoYo – Yo-Yo Experiments – Episode 3
And the Stills if you are interested:
Doctor Popular is an insanely inspirational guy. His trick style “Washing Machine” is one of my favorites. In my Idea Notebook is a note I scrawled at 3am about two month ago that says “Pre-Washed String” sitting on a page all by itself.
I kept the page empty because when I woke up, I had no idea what it meant. About three weeks ago I was drinking some Diet Dr. Pepper and playing Dig-Dug on my stand up arcade and suddenly the meaning of “Pre-Washed String” rushed back to me. About six or seven attempts at making the string, and a few days of practice, and the Pre-Washed idea came to fruition.
I took a spool of pre-twisted cotton/poly blend, tied a three inch loop in the end, and then twisted it like you would a regular yo-yo string.
Here is the result.
I get these crazy ideas. I keep a notebook on my nightstand, and with me most of the time because I never know what will inspire a random idea.
About 6 months ago, I wondered what it would be like see the world as a yo-yo does. I started to look for small, wireless, battery driven cameras.
As I was searching, I was formulating in my head how I would attach the camera to a yo-yo. It would have to move independently, so I would need hubstacks. I would have to balance it by matching the weight on the opposite side to prevent to much tilting. I would most likely have to pull start, and frequently stabilize the camera.
Two weeks ago I found a killer deal in Hong Kong for a spycam housed inside a pen. I jumped at it. It came in the mail today, and this video, a yo-yo experiment, was the result.