CAL State Yoyo Competition 2017 1A Prelims – 28th Lorenzo Penacerrada

You guys have been asking for it, so here it is, my Cal State Yoyo Competition 2017 1A Prelims performance.

Enjoy…Rant video coming soon!

Going on stage for the first time pushed my nerves to the limit.  But when I watched the video of my performance, it felt a lot worse that it looked.  I did not quite make the finals, but getting the experience is inspiring me to do it again.  (Competition Results click here).

This is definitely an event that I will continue to attend year after year.  Thank you all for hanging out and being cool.

Check out the  video and let me know what you think.

 

California State Yoyo Competition 2017

After a week of stressing out, it finally happened, the California State Yoyo Competition 2017.

Why was I stressed, well as it was my very first competition ever! Even though going into it was nerve racking, it was so much fun. This year it was held at Jack London Square in Oakland. The venue was pretty cool, right by the warf near the Oakland/Alameda border. The weather was sunny with patchy clounds with just the right amount of cool breeze. It was perfect 🙂

The competition was pretty well attended. There were a lot of players who I have seen from the previous couple of years as well as new ones whom I have met. Overall everyone was cool.

YoyoBestBuy and YoyoStringLab was there showing the latest yoyos, string and gear. The even was sponsored by all the cool brands, OneDrop, MagicYoyo, Recess, YoyoFreaks, Buddhabearing, YoyoExpert, Yoyofficer, Unprld, Studio42, Spindoctors, MonkeyFingerDesign, JDEvents, National Yoyo League and Yoyohype.

Going on stage for the first time pushed my nerves to the limit.  But when I watched the video of my performance, it felt a lot worse that it looked.  I did not quite make the finals, but getting the experience is inspiring me to do it again.  (Competition Results click here).

The players whom I have met and spent time with that day felt more like a family.  Even though we come from different places and all  walks of life, I feel connected.

This is definitely an event that I will continue to attend year after year.  Thank you all for hanging out and being cool.

Check out the compilation video below of the event and let me know what you think.

BAC Yoyo Competition 2016

This is when I went to the Bay Area Classic Yoyo Competition 2016. Although I didn’t compete, I had a fun time meeting new people, yoyoing, and watching all the competitor’s performances.

Lorenzyo Cubing taking a picture on stage at the BAC 2016 Yoyo Champtionship in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

I got to meet up with friends whom I have met in past events.  Seeing them again and witnessing how they have grown in yoyo tricks and skills is really an awesome experience.  We spend the day not only watching the awesome display on stage, but also sharing and showing what we know and have practiceds since last we hung out.

In the video you will see lots of yoyos and combo tricks thrown by various players.  In parts where I am doing tricks, you will see me use the OneDrop Gauntlet.

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The atmosphere at this event is really cool and chill.  It is easy to walk up to kids my age and even older kids and strike a conversation, throw a few spins and hang out.

 

Lorenzyo Cubing with friends enjoying some food at the BAC 2016 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

I also had the chance to see the professionals displaying their art in executing yoyo performances.

Lorenzyo Cubing posing with one of his Yoyo heroes Gentry Stein at the BAC 2016 Yoyo Championships in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Watch the video and see if you recognize famous yoyoers doing their thing!

California State Yoyo Competition 2016

It’s time for a road trip to the California State Yoyo Competition aka Cal State.  This is the first time I attended this event and it was very exciting.

JD of YoyoBestBuy on stage announcing events at the Cal State 2016

The event was held in Chico California, which was about a two and a half hour drive from Brentwood.  Although the car ride was a bit long, it was well worth the trip.

Lorenzyo Cubing enjoying the various yoyos on display at the museum.

When we arrived in Chico and found our way through town, it quickly dawned on me that this was a special town for Yoyos.  We found the National Yoyo Museum which displayed the history of yoyo competitions, even the world championships.

Lorenzyo Cubing posing in front of the World’s Largest Wood Yoyo at the National Yoyo Museum in Chico, Ca.

I also saw the biggest working wooden yoyo I have ever seen.

Lorenzyo Cubing with Josh and Josh among other friends hanging out and doing cool yoyo tricks.

But perhaps the highlight of the trip, besides witnessing the Cal State competition for me was connecting with so many yoyoers.  It is so cool to see this hobby being enjoyed my so many.

Lorenzyo Cubing joined by Josh, Josh and friend.
Lorenzyo Cubing with Cal State 2016 Champion Gentry Stein.

BAC Yoyo Competion 2015

Lorenzyo Cubing feeling out the stage by doing some tricks at the BAC 2015 yoyo competition.

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 🙂

Lorenzo Cubing shooting a few yoyo tricks by his friend Josh during BAC 2015.

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.

Lorenzyo Cubing finally meeting his Yoyo hero, Brandon Vu at the BAC 2015 yoyo competition.

You will see a lot of yoyos and combo tricks in this video from various players.  I personally used the Rec Rev Octave:

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So check out the video and see who else you can spot.