Tuesday, January 29, 2008

BSP yo-yo bags for Anti-Yo

Yesterday I made my mock up holster for the BSP, a new yo-yo by Anti-yo. The denim is raw selvage denim. Now I have to make 74 more.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Plug-in to y'r muse

The folks at Broken Yo-yos sent me one of their newest products, the Plug-in III.

The Plug-in III is smooth as hell on the string, and probably the shiniest yo-yo I've ever seen. But what I really like about it is how inspired I feel every time I pick it up. I've been trying out a bunch of new whip moves with mine, but it also motivated me to create a little tribute to MC Escher's self portrait in a metallic sphere.

I call it Hand With Reflecting Halves.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

POPCAST E07 w/ Simon Welch

This episode of the PopCast video blog features Simon Welch, the UK National Champion.

Simon talks about the B.S.P. from Anti-Yo and shows his new trick "Wedding Nails".

Doc teaches "La Parqour". Fun is had by all.

Also available on YouTube.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

POPCAST E06 "Yo-Yo Core"

In this episode of PopCast, I talk to my old friend Kyle Machulis about his newest project at Nonpolynomial Labs. Inspired by Johnny Lee's fantastic Wii-hacks, Kyle has created a yo-yo controlled musical interface using Max/MSP and a modified Torch circuit board. In the video, Kyle talks about the project and let's me make some yo-yo core.

You can check out Kyle's "WiiYo" post on www.nonpolynomial.com. Skin The Gerbil never sounded so good.