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YoYoNews.com goes Live with Steve Brown, Andre Bouley, and Drew Tetz!

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This should be pretty cool.    Andre Boulay – Founder of YoYoExpert and National Yo-Yo Master, Drew Tetz from Team Duncan and the Light Sleeper Society, and Steve Brown from yoyo everything (YoYoFactory team member and National Yo-Yo Master) have come together to launch YoYoNews.com! This news site should offer an interesting perspective on daily yo-yo news from some of the biggest names in the industry. Drew has a great post about Trick Theory and Steve has been covering a good deal of art and lifestyle news pieces. The YoYoSkills.com team thinks that YoYoNews.com will be a great addition to the growing yo-yo journalism world should help increase the reach of the “World of Yo!” I myself am pretty excited to see what this star studded team brings to the table!

365 YoYo Tricks is Expanding the Team

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As you all should hopefully know by now, the legendary Steve Brown has been guiding us through an entire year, offering us a new trick every single day. I’m sure I’m not alone here, but I look forward to seeing the new video Steve has uploaded for the day. Well, Unkle Steve’s almost done for this year, and he’s announced he’s adding some people to the 365 yoyo tricks team to help him out on this tremendous project for next year.

Here’s what he has to say in his own words.

I started this project in January 2011 as a personal challenge: could I keep up with filming and posting an original trick every day for a year?
Three hundred and forty nine days later the project has not missed a single day and I was awarded the Trick Innovator of the Year award by the National Yo-Yo Museum and Contest for my work on the site. How could I top that? Answer: More players!

Representing YoYo Factory will be David Ung and Steve Brown himself. Representing Duncan will be Drew Tetz. And representing SPYY will be Ed Haponik, Nate Sutter, and… oh, Sebastian Brock. You read that right, Sebastian Brock is now on team SPYY. Cool.

This is one killer team!

Tuesday Video’s “After the Jump”

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Welcome to our regular bi-weekly feature called “After the Jump Yo-Yo Videos ” where great yo-yo video’s thoughout the week will be collected and shown in one big post.

After the Jump:

  • Yoyofactory Severe Zach Ball
  • Neon Beams
  • sketch 0.1
  • Perfect Imperfection
  • 365yoyotricks.com – #1 – 31 (January Round-Up)
  • Save the Ponies
  • Debut in Beirut Pt. 1
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    Tuesdays “After the Jump” Yo-Yo Videos

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    After the Jump Yo-Yo Videos

    Welcome to our regular bi-weekly feature called “After the Jump Yo-Yo Videos ” where great yo-yo video’s thoughout the week will be collected and shown in one big post.

    After the Jump

  • Duncan Heritage Tour Chapter 7
  • Foxland Precision Thunderwasp Promo
  • YYF – Vashek – nanda k*nda
  • Studio Test – Aron Bendet
  • Team Chubby Lovin': The Men You’ll Grow to Love (Featuring Steve Brown)
  • Thomas Pierson-Fall 2010
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    Go-Go Glow Nasty

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    The ONLY light source in the room for this shot was the Yo-Yo

    What to do when you have to stay up all night anyway? How about play with the Glow in the Dark DieNasty by YoYoFactory.

    This puppy is bright!

    These retail for $25 and are currently ONLY available through Steve Brown.

    Music is Glow Worm by Bleepie

    UPDATE:  Clearing up any confusion and a few questions.  For the video, I used a Black Light to make the string show up better.  On the still photos in the video, the only light source was the yo-yo itself.  Yeah, its that bright.

    Steve Brown Gallery – Chris Ryniak edition Yo-Yo

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    Steve Brown, tyrannical yo-yo genius who rules the YoYodistopia with an iron fist (wrapped in bunny gloves with bows) is releasing his third artist yo-yo.  This time it is the awesome Chris Ryniak.  Limited to 45 pieces worldwide, and will never be manufactured again. One side is laser-engraved with original art by Ryniak, while the other side is engraved with the artist’s signature and the Steve Brown Gallery logo.

    Official Press Release after the jump

    Drops on May 13th at SteveBrownGallery.com

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    Steve Brown Gallery Announces Artist Edition Yo-Yo’s – Jason Limon

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    Art and YoYoing is a growing sub-culture of two growing sub-cultures.  One of the heralding forces of  this movement is Steve Brown.  Steve is releasing a line of yo-yos that feature the art of an artist, like Jason Limon.  Each yo-yo is limited to 30 pieces, sold for $15 and will never be made again.

    The first in an on-going series of Artist Edition Yo-Yos features artist,Jason Limon.

    Available on April 9th at the Steve Brown Gallery

    Official Press Release after the jump…

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    Call for Action – Cleveland Yo-Yo Club Robbed

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    This makes me sick. Thievery is completely opposite of what yo-yoing is supposed to represent, and it takes a special kind of human being to rob a city club right before the holiday. By “special human” I really mean a soulless cylon monster so off the evolutionary scale they never grew a conscience, or a backbone.  It is terrible to do this anytime of year, but what [CENSORED] does this right before Christmas…

    The Cleveland Yo-Yo Club got broken in to sometime last night, and they picked us clean. Looks like we lost about $1400 worth of yo-yo inventory and supplies.

    If anyone has any information, or sees anyone in Cleveland or from Cleveland trying to move brand new Velocityes, Grind Machines, Protostars, or other new-in-box Yo-Yo Factory stuff, please let us know IMMEDIATELY.
    -Steve Brown

    I want to go one step furthur. I asked Steve for a Club Paypal address. I am not made of money but will donate what I can. YoYoSkills.com gets around 4000 unique visits a day, so if 1/4th of us give 1 dollar than we can help make up some of what the Cleveland Yo-Yo Club lost. I would not normally approach my readers in this way, and I don’t like asking for handouts especially this time of year, but the best thing about the yo-yo community is that we back each other up and the Cleveland Yo-Yo Club needs our help.  With your support, the Cleveland Yo-Yo Club can get back up and running after last nights robbery.

    You can send donations to us via PayPal at unklesteve@gmail.com. Fast Donate button below. Please make sure they mark it as “CYYC DONATION”

    The goal is to replace the lost yo-yo’s, and replace the glass door that was destroyed when the robbers broke in.  Any donation money above and beyond what the club needs to get back on the level will be used to purchase low-end yo-yos to give away in our outreach programs to local YMCA chapters.

    I have asked Steve to keep YoYoskills.com in the loop so we know how the donations are coming.

    You can use a debit or visa card to donate via paypal, no account needed.

    And a private note to the thieves.  If you are reading this, and if you are yo-yoers then you might be, I want you to know that you are lower than low.  You are lower than the white crud that forms at the corners of your mouth when you are parched.  You are lower than the microbial waste that collects in eye mucus.  You should be ashamed of yourself.
    I would love everyone to use the share button below and get this out there so we can help the Cleveland Yo-Yo Club recover.

    A New Site to Watch – Steve Brown and Ed Haponik Co-op

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    Steve Brown and Ed Haponik are coming together under the blog “Cones to Balls” for a experience piece that will no doubt be educational, informational, and entertaining.  The blog will document the next year of the two yo-yoers as they work only with yo-yo string that they twist from their string cones seen below.

    Honestly, I could not do it.  I am a big string snob and once my string starts to get frayed, I am tempted to change it.
    Check out the blog, subscribe and bookmark it!

    Thrown: The Art Of Yo-Yos Exibit opens TONIGHT!

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    Press Release from Shoparooni.  If I was anywhere in the Cleavland area, this would be an immediate itinerary priority.  Many advanced congratulations to Steve on this awesome and significant contribution to promoting the art of yoyoing.  Head over to the Thrown YoYo Blog to see a preview of what to expect at the exibit.

    THROWN – Friday July 31

    Thrown! Curated By: Steve Brown

    July 31 – August 29

    Opening reception July 31, 7-10pm

    “Thrown” is an exhibit of yo-yo related artwork, created entirely by yo-yo players!

    Ink drawings, paintings, airbrush, silkscreen, customized yo-yos, and plenty more from a motley assemblage of yo-yo players young and old will take over the Shoparooni Annex.

    Yo-Yos are a creative endeavour that is generally abandoned with youth. Through this assemblage of works from adults and young adults who never stopped playing, we hope to present the art of yo-yo play as seen through the eyes of the people who never gave it up. Also, there will be beer.

    Participating artists include: Seth Peterson (IA), Mark McBride (CA), John Higby (MA), Krisgoat (OR), Steve Brown (OH), Sonny Patrick (CA), Drew Tetz (MO), Jensen Kimmitt (Canada), Doc Pop (CA), Paul Escolar (CA), Eric Carlson (WV), Mark Hayward (PA)

    For those who cannot attend, all works will be available online after the opening athttp://www.shoparooni.com/store!

    Steve Brown Presents – “Thrown” Yo-Yo art exhibit

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    This is a press release from SpankyStokes.com. It talks about Steve Brown’s new art exhibit to be seen at the Shoparooni store (and website) . I am really excited about this, because the YoYo community has some of the most unique and creative individuals I have ever met.  Way to go Steve!

    “Thrown” is an exhibit of yo-yo related artwork, created entirely by yo-yo players!
    Ink drawings, paintings, airbrush, silkscreen, customized yo-yos, and plenty more from a motley assemblage of yo-yo players young and old will take over theShoparooni Annex.
    Yo-Yos are a creative endeavour that is generally abandoned with youth. Through this assemblage of works from adults and young adults who never stopped playing, we hope to present the art of yo-yo play as seen through the eyes of the people who never gave it up. Also, there will be beer. Honestly a Yo-Yo show, how cool is that, and I am into the name for the show “Thrown” AWESOME!
    Participating artists include:
    Seth Peterson (IA), Mark McBride (CA), John Higby (MA), Krisgoat (OR), Steve Brown (OH), Sonny Patrick (CA), Drew Tetz (MO), Jensen Kimmitt (Canada), Doc Pop (CA), Paul Escolar (CA), Ashkahn Shahparnia (CA), Eric Carlson (WV), Saxton Moore (OH), Mark Hayward (PA)
    For those who cannot attend, all works will be available online after the opening at www.shoparooni.com!