In my Language Arts class during the 7th grade, we received an assignment to do a presentaion about something we are passionate about. We are to research the origin, history and find someone who is our role model sharing the same passion. I chose to do my assignment on Yoyos.
I showed a picture of myself to the class and talked about how I got started. Cudos to my friend Gabe and Michael who inspired me to pick up the hobby. They were the ones that showed me tricks and impressed me with thier yoyo skills.
In the presentation I also explained the origin of the yoyo. Did you know the earliest version of the yoyo went as far back as 1000BC? Find out more about my presentation by watching the video below.
This was the first ever yoyo competition I witnessed, the Bay Area Classic 2015 (BAC 2015). Prior to coming to this event, I did not even know we were coming here. All I knew was we were driving to San Francisco and my parents told me to bring my yoyo and my Gopro. What a nice surprise!
Once at the event, I started to see all the cool people doing tricks. We met JD from YoyoBestBuy.com who so happen to my neighbor. Well we live in a neighboring city. So it is close enough for me 🙂
To top off the whole experience, I got to meet Brandon Vu in person. That was such a great time and Brandon is a very cool and approachable person.
You will see a lot of yoyos and combo tricks in this video from various players. I personally used the Rec Rev Octave:
1.1Million views and counting… This is the first video I uploaded. Published on Jan 21, 2015. The video contains Yoyo tricks performed around Brentwood, CA on January 19,2015 using a YoYo Factory DV888.
In the video I used my original DV888 in red. I ended up trading it with a friend for another yoyo later on. However I could not resist getting another in my collection. Here is the latest version of my Yoyo Factory DV888. YoyoFactory DV888 on Amazon