The SPYY x YoYoSkills.com Contest Entries


Over the course of the next week (or so) myself Chris “Dr. Yo-Yo” Allen, My editor Dustin “Dictionary Fingers” Gunter, Ed “I hop when I do Eli Hops” Haponik, and Steve “Merchant of Precision” Buffel will be viewing these videos and picking out favorites.  There is no strict voting process, but we will be looking at trick difficulty, video composition, presentation, and overall impression.  Each judge will pick their three favorites in order of most favorite:  Most favorite worth 3, runner up worth 2, and the last favorite worth 1.  The video with the most points will win a brand new SPYY Pro.

The video’s are on display after the jump.  The Winner will be announced on July 9th.

So, I want to know, not that it will affect the judging in any way shape or form, who do YOU think should win?


YoYoSkills.com x Spyy Video Contest – Vincent DeZutti from ittuzed on Vimeo.

Yoyoskills.com x SPYY Video Contest Kyle Maxwell from Kyle Maxwell on Vimeo.

YoYoSkills.com x Spyy video contest – Josh Yee from Jayyo on Vimeo.

YoYoSkills + SPYY Video Contest = Chameleon By Josh Parker from Josh on Vimeo.

YoYoSkills.com x Spyy Video Contest – Trevor Lancaster from Trevor Lancaster on Vimeo.



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Chris "Dr. Yo-Yo" Allen is the creator and founder of YoYoSkills.com. He has been yoyoing for over 25 years and has a passion for the industry.


'The SPYY x YoYoSkills.com Contest Entries' have 22 comments

  1. July 9, 2010 @ 1:11 pm Robbie


    Hey guys watch my frieinds awesome video

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  2. July 6, 2010 @ 12:47 pm Adam B.

    Thanks Ibrahim! I have to say, I have been trying to make my Dominators do what you did in your video and I have not yet succeeded. Pretty impressive!

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  3. July 5, 2010 @ 11:43 am Ibrahim

    Thanks a lot Sam B! It was really fun making the video! But my vote would go for Adam 😀

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  4. July 3, 2010 @ 4:37 pm Elephark

    Bradley Raley. So much butt being kicked in that video.

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  5. July 3, 2010 @ 12:13 pm Sam B.

    I enjoyed Josh’s(parker), Josh’s(Yee), and Graeme’s.

    To bad Ed was a judge so he couldn’t compete, maybe he should have made a promotional entry to promote the contest… 😀

    Also Ibrahim Rahman’s started out slow, but got great halfway through(especially landing those on an imperial shape.

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  6. July 2, 2010 @ 9:05 am Owen Atkins

    Brian Duncan :

    VictorKaxX :

    Durfee :
    …but they either went too far away from the actual yoyoing in concept or strayed away from more traditional responsive play and looked the same as any video of unresponsive play that one might see.

    Well, I can relate to that. I saw some of the vids and was like “Where are the hardcore responsive stuff? I wanna see people play like Ed!”. So I took things into my hand and made my vid.
    Not putting my hopes too high (It’s my first vid, what are the chances?), but at least now I have some pretty niffy ideas to work on in the future.
    And all those in favor of another responsive Yo-yo contest hands up!

    I totally agree. Some of the videos missed what it means to play with a responsive yoyo. Let’s define it: responsive play means you can loop with the yoyo.

    Actually, that’s not the definition of a tug responsive yoyo. Straight from the rules: “You MUST show that the yo-yo responds on a TUG”, nothing about looping. At least on my video I was trying to do the hardest trick I could with a responsive yoyo and that’s why it hardly comes up at the end of my throws. I’m sure if it was explicitly an oldschool yoyoing contest a lot of people besides me would have changed their entries. Just my 2cents…

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  7. July 2, 2010 @ 8:09 am shmoe93

    Trevor Lancaster :

    Durfee :I don’t know why, but out of all the ones I watched, Josh Yee’s stood out to me the most. He had a great mix of modern vs traditional elements in the video.Some of the other ones were really good, I can’t really remember names,one was Graeme’s, but they either went too far away from the actual yoyoing in concept or strayed away from more traditional responsive play and looked the same as any video of unresponsive play that one might see.So, that’s what I think.

    The intent of this contest was not (to my knowledge) to be a throwback contest. Responsive play doesn’t mean that the tricks should be oldschool. Why should we change our modern tricks and playstyles just because we are on a responsive yoyo?

    I totally agree with you.

    LOL WHY IS MY VIDEO TINY???

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  8. July 2, 2010 @ 9:31 am Brian Duncan

    I’m just defining it that way because I’m an oldschool player. It’s funny to me that it’s such a big for people to try and use a yoyo that’s really responsive.

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  9. July 1, 2010 @ 9:59 pm Trevor Lancaster

    Durfee :
    I don’t know why, but out of all the ones I watched, Josh Yee’s stood out to me the most. He had a great mix of modern vs traditional elements in the video.
    Some of the other ones were really good, I can’t really remember names,one was Graeme’s, but they either went too far away from the actual yoyoing in concept or strayed away from more traditional responsive play and looked the same as any video of unresponsive play that one might see.
    So, that’s what I think.

    The intent of this contest was not (to my knowledge) to be a throwback contest. Responsive play doesn’t mean that the tricks should be oldschool. Why should we change our modern tricks and playstyles just because we are on a responsive yoyo?

    Reply

  10. July 1, 2010 @ 7:34 pm Dr. Yo-Yo

    I might have missed it Alvin. I will check again.

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  11. July 1, 2010 @ 6:51 pm Alvin

    just wondering:
    i posted one i think on the twenty-seventh
    however, its not on here?
    can you tell me why?

    Reply

  12. July 1, 2010 @ 12:34 pm yoyoFan

    im changing my vote,

    Jacob Jensen and Josh Parker all the way!

    Reply

  13. July 1, 2010 @ 12:28 pm yoyoFan

    jacob jensen or Vincent DeZutti

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  14. July 1, 2010 @ 12:05 pm skatcat31

    Josh Yee. Fun, upbeat, he had fun and smiled, and that mix was amazing.

    Reply

  15. July 1, 2010 @ 5:59 pm Brian Duncan

    VictorKaxX :

    Durfee :
    …but they either went too far away from the actual yoyoing in concept or strayed away from more traditional responsive play and looked the same as any video of unresponsive play that one might see.

    Well, I can relate to that. I saw some of the vids and was like “Where are the hardcore responsive stuff? I wanna see people play like Ed!”. So I took things into my hand and made my vid.
    Not putting my hopes too high (It’s my first vid, what are the chances?), but at least now I have some pretty niffy ideas to work on in the future.
    And all those in favor of another responsive Yo-yo contest hands up!

    I totally agree. Some of the videos missed what it meanings to play with a responsive yoyo. Let’s define it: responsive play means you can loop with the yoyo.

    Reply

  16. July 1, 2010 @ 10:45 am Drake

    Out of all of these, I thought Graemes was the best. He had some nifty stalls, had the most enjoyable video, and the entire entry as a whole had an overall good feeling to it. Josh had a great entry, but, I think it lacked the energy, and excitement Graemes had. That trapeze stall laceration at the end was amazing… on a no-jive? Crazy…

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  17. July 1, 2010 @ 8:50 am oyoyoy

    Lots of good videos in here. Lots of people using Peterfish. Lots of close-ups on birds. I think I liked Josh Yee, Trevor Lancaster, Owen Atkins, and Vincent DeZutti’s the best. Does anyone know the name of the chopsticks style trick at 0:42 of Vincent DeZutti’s video?

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  18. July 1, 2010 @ 5:03 am VictorKaxX

    Durfee :
    …but they either went too far away from the actual yoyoing in concept or strayed away from more traditional responsive play and looked the same as any video of unresponsive play that one might see.

    Well, I can relate to that. I saw some of the vids and was like “Where are the hardcore responsive stuff? I wanna see people play like Ed!”. So I took things into my hand and made my vid.

    Not putting my hopes too high (It’s my first vid, what are the chances?), but at least now I have some pretty niffy ideas to work on in the future.

    And all those in favor of another responsive Yo-yo contest hands up!

    Reply

  19. July 1, 2010 @ 4:51 am VictorKaxX

    Um, sorry, but did you miss out my vid? I think I should have been next to Jacob’s, since his video appears twice.

    And agreed, Josh Yee’s tricks are smooth, but I also liked Adam Bottiglia’s one take vid.

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  20. July 1, 2010 @ 4:49 am VictorKaxX

    Um, sorry, but did you miss out my vid? I think I should have been next to Jacob’s, since his video appears twice.

    Reply

  21. July 1, 2010 @ 3:54 am Nikooe

    Durfee :
    I don’t know why, but out of all the ones I watched, Josh Yee’s stood out to me the most. He had a great mix of modern vs traditional elements in the video.
    Some of the other ones were really good, I can’t really remember names,one was Graeme’s, but they either went too far away from the actual yoyoing in concept or strayed away from more traditional responsive play and looked the same as any video of unresponsive play that one might see.
    So, that’s what I think.

    Josh Yee is the best 🙂

    Reply

  22. July 1, 2010 @ 2:19 am Durfee

    I don’t know why, but out of all the ones I watched, Josh Yee’s stood out to me the most. He had a great mix of modern vs traditional elements in the video.

    Some of the other ones were really good, I can’t really remember names,one was Graeme’s, but they either went too far away from the actual yoyoing in concept or strayed away from more traditional responsive play and looked the same as any video of unresponsive play that one might see.

    So, that’s what I think.

    Reply


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