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Saving the “Nation”

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YoYonation was a great store.  It was more than a store though.  The “Nation” was a huge community with thousands and thousands of loyal customers and members of the online forum.  It was a juggernaut in yo-yo history. 

The future of YoYoNation has been up in the air over for a while and with no store to fund the server costs, Weber is no longer able to (or should be expected to) sustain it. Because of this, I am sad to announce that the YoYoNation store will not re-open. With this bitter news though comes some goodness. YoYoSkills is taking ownership of the YoYoNation domains and forum! The forum has 1 million posts and over 15k members. A good portion of the forum posts are normal forum discussion, but some of it has great value as marks in yo-yo history that needs to be preserved. In the next few days, the forum will be frozen and put into maintenance mode.  The transition will begin and once moved over to the YoYoSkills server, the forum will re-open. The YoYoNation store is also a valuable resource with a crap-ton of detailed specs and images of yo-yos over the last decade. The YoYoNation store will be converted to an online Museum and act as a resource catalog. Because it will undoubtedly be asked, I have no plans to re-open the YoYonation store, or any store for that matter. All customer / purchase history is being purged. The old store will serve in the capacity as an online catalog only.  Hopefully, one we can start adding to.

I am doing all this to save what I feel is not only a valuable resource to have, but is also an important part of yo-yo history. Feel free to ask any questions as we adopt YoYoNation into the YoYoSkills family.

YoYoSkills.com Birthday Contest – REVAMPED! SEVEN PRIZE PACKAGES? Announcement #4

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BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT: we are breaking the prizes into 7 individual prizes to be given out for the Twitter contest.

Peanut Free

Peanut Free + low trans fat

>> Announcement #1
>> Announcement #2
>> Announcement #3
>> Announcement #4

More sponsors have signed up, and sent there goodies and we have OVER TEN THOUSAND Twitter Tweets coming in for the YoYoSkills.com contest!

Prize Pool:

You see all that?  That is OVER $500 dollars of goodies!

Prize Packages:

SEVEN WINNERS!!!!!

  • Hyabusa + FHZ + Y-Factor
  • Dark Magic + FHZ + Capella
  • FH2 + Set of Duncan Cards + Void
  • Set of Duncan Cards + Fury
  • FH2 + Set of Duncan Cards + Trinity
  • $50 Gift Certificate to YoYoExpert.com
  • $50 Gift Certificate to YoYoLoco.com
People can be selected for ONLY one prize package.
ALSO: To keep with the spirit of the contest, PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR TWITTER SCRIPTS

All you have to do is Follow yoyoskills on Twitter at twitter.com/YoYoSkills and retweet this message AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT:

RT: YoYoSkills.com is turning TWO YEARS OLD! FOLLOW and RETWEET to enter the CELEBRATION Contest! #contest #yoyoskills #YYSturns2

I have made it easy for you. Just click this link right HERE.


Because it is fun. Thats why
For Extra Fun (and absolutly no reason whatsoever, use your smart phone and scan this qrcode for the same link above.

YoYoSkills.com Birthday – Announcement 2

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Peanut Free

Peanut Free

>> Announcement #1

Announcement #2:

More sponsors have come on board, and alot of goodies have been showing up for the Twitter YoYoSkills.com contest!  Joining the party is YoYoNation.com who sent in a YoYoNation.co.uk edition Dark Magic, and ILYY who gave me the go ahead to give away one of the four ILYY’s I just got done reviewing.

Prize Pool so far -

One Drop – Y-Factor

YoYoNation – Dark Magic

YoYoExpert – $50 Gift Certificate

ILOVEYOYO – A FURY and a VOID

3yo3 - To Be Determined

Duncan - To Be Determined

YoYoJam - To Be Determined

All this awesomeness will go to 1 (ONE) Winner of the Twitter Contestabanza.

All you have to do is Follow yoyoskills on Twitter at twitter.com/YoYoSkills and retweet this message AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT:

RT: YoYoSkills.com is turning TWO YEARS OLD! FOLLOW and RETWEET to enter the CELEBRATION Contest! #contest #yoyoskills #YYSturns2

I have made it easy for you. Just click this link right HERE.

Because it is fun. Thats why

For Extra Fun (and absolutly no reason whatsoever, use your smart phone and scan this qrcode for the same link above.

ILYY Fury hits US Digital Shelves YYN and YYE

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At both YoYoNation and YoYoExpert, the Fury by I Love Yo-Yo dropped. The YoYoSkills.com review is still a few weeks away but knowing ILYY and the quality of their products, these will not stay in stock for long.

Diameter: 56.0 mm / 2.20 inches
Width: 43.0 mm / 1.69 inches
Gap Width: 4.1 mm / .16 inches
Weight: 69.2 grams
Bearing Size: ILYY (6 x 13 x 5 mm)
Response: ILOVEYOYO flowable silicone

>>YoYoExpert.com – $125.99
>>YoYoNation.com – $119.95

YoYoNation goes Global

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"Soon Mr. Bond, the WORLD will be MINE!"

YoYonation.com we all visit

YoYoNation.co.uk we knew was coming

 YoYoNation.asia?

In a recent interview at the last New York Toy Fair, Pat revealed that he is moving to the Philippines to setup a third tier of the YoYoNation empire.  The .ph will service the Asian Pacific half of the Yo-Yo world.  This is some great news for China, Japan, Singapore, ect. ect. but a loss for us here in the States.  We are sad to see you go Pat!  Please tell us that you will be back for Nationals, Worlds, and IYYO.

Congrats to YoYoNation for becoming more successful than the “Nation” tag could handle.

Perhaps it is time for a new domain name……  ”YoYoNationS”  ?

At the very least, Pat needs to get an eye patch and a white cat to pet while he maniacally laughs (Kidding, you are a Hero Pat)

Galactic Goose beaming down to YoYoNation

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YoYoNation is dropping a bunch of yo-yo’s today, but only one is a “New to Any Store” drop (that is what we primarally report here at YoYoSkills)

The New Newness is the Spyy/CLWYGalactic Goose!  FINALLY.  This Spyy/CLWY collaboration has been hyping up the “Coming Soon” posts for a while and it is finally HERE!

UPDATE: Apparently, this has been everywhere EXCEPT YoYonation.  I must have missed it.   Regardless, you can still buy it HERE at YoYoNation, or at a bunch of other retail stores (See the comments for details)

Also dropping at YoYoNation today are:
YoYoFactory 888x
YoYoFactory Severe
YoYoFactory Protostar
YoYoFactory Lunatic Small Bearing
SPYY Pistolero
Duncan Momentum
General-Yo AIGR Bearings.

YoYoNation Podcast Episode 2

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YoYoNation Podcast 2

A quick one this week – Aaron interviews Justin Weber, a great yo-yo player but more importantly a great performer, who brings his artistic side into his freestyles.

An overview of topics:

0:20 – The history of the yo-yo freestyle
1:08 – Justin’s process for developing a performance
2:20 – Practicing
3:10 – Justin’s history of playing and his choice of yo-yo
4:15 – Music and how it relates to the performance
5:40 – Justin’s inspirations and future plans
7:20 – Closing statements

Direct link: http://www.yoyonation.com/podcast/YYN_Podcast_02.mp3

You can access it in iTunes by pasting this link into the menu Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcast http://yoyonation.com/podcast/yyn_podcast_01.rss

YoYoNation Podcast – More Yo-Yo for your iPod

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I miss the yoyo podcast. It has been a while since HSpin, Joe, and the YoYoWiki have done a podcast, but thankfully we have the YoYoNation podcast which talk about news for YoYoers, and topics that we care about!

This week they talk about the judging system, and clarify what counts, and what doesn’t.  It is a good listen.

You can get it on your iPod / whatever by :

Subscribing in iTunes by pasting this link into the menu Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcast http://yoyonation.com/podcast/yyn_podcast_01.rss

or

Direct link: http://yoyonation.com/podcast/YYN_Podcast_01.mp3