US Nationals 2009 Field Report

'US Nationals 2009 Field Report' have 11 comments

  1. October 10, 2009 @ 8:41 pm Gary F.

    I heard the beginning of EW&F – September, and I clicked it off.

    Nationals is in OCTOBER.


  2. October 10, 2009 @ 11:31 am heyo

    anyone that would choose fasano to represent them in any shape way or form shows an extreme lack of judgment.


  3. October 8, 2009 @ 8:02 pm Splugen

    I don’t see what any of that whole thing had to do with Fasano’s video. I hung out with him for a good portion of Nats, and I didn’t pick up any animosity from anyone there towards him.


  4. October 8, 2009 @ 10:44 am Steve Brown

    Honestly, I don’t think you should take the blame on this one. I respect your quick stepping up to take responsibility, but there are other factors at play.

    Fasano has alienated a pretty serious cross-section of yo-yo players, and it’s hard to get good “hanging out” video out of someone that a lot of people don’t want to hang out with. What people want to see from a Nats vid is interaction with their heroes…and their heroes don’t like Fasano.

    Maybe he needs to work on making amends if he wants to be a more effective correspondent. Somehow I doubt he’s interested considering that his response to a legit criticism was to call me “pathetic”.

    I like what you’re doing here, and I think YoYoSkills is providing something super-valuable to the yo-yo community. I hate to see it derailed by Fasano’s attitude towards the players that everyone wants to hear from.

    In any event, is on my RSS feed and will stay there. 🙂


  5. October 6, 2009 @ 11:17 pm Dr. Yo-Yo

    We will work harder for you Steve. I take the blame in this, Fasano did exactly what I asked him to do in the creation of this vid, and I am happy with what he delivered. I saw him the entire time with camera in hand until he came up to me that he was out of tape. In the Creation, I told him to keep it at 4 minutes and focus on the fun of the event. Next time we will have more angles. YoYoskills is still growing, and there are only so many of us.


  6. October 6, 2009 @ 6:53 pm Jckgoldness

    i wanna hang out with john chow =(


  7. October 6, 2009 @ 8:09 am Mitch Ginder

    I lol’ed when you called john yuuki


  8. October 6, 2009 @ 7:49 am Dr. Yo-Yo

    Steve, I had Fasano focus on the “Hanging Out” side of the event. This is what I feel Fasano is really good at. He loved to joke around and people love to joke with him.
    I posted action photo’s, feeding preliminary results on facebook, and the contest results. I was going to do player interviews myself, but I was juggling my 3 year old daughter. We also had the live stream and twitter tracker for the contest up. As the Journalism team grows, hopefully next year we can all take on an aspect of the contest and report from multiple angles. If a contest permits it, I would love to interview players immediatly before and after their performances.


  9. October 6, 2009 @ 5:45 am Steve Brown

    Seriously? That’s what you got for one of the largest contests in the US?

    No player interviews, no interviews with the winners, no footage from the actual contest….just Fasano talking into a camera and not saying anything about the event?

    I got a better Nats recap via text message.



  10. October 6, 2009 @ 11:24 am Steve Brown

    Sorry man, but even if that was supposed to be just the “Hanging Out” side of the event, it was pretty weak. It looked like no one wanted to hang out with him. Or he forgot he was supposed to be doing it, hastily shot a few minutes of footage, and then handed that off as his “Field Report”.

    Good thing he’s not getting paid for this. What a wasted opportunity. 🙁


  11. October 5, 2009 @ 9:12 pm Splugen

    Who are those idiots walking back and forth in the background? SHEESH.


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