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.

 

Why I Don’t Compete in Yoyo Competitions

Many of you in the comments keep asking questions like, Why don’t you compete? or Why are you not competing? and You Should Compete.

Lorenzo if you competed earlier you would have been sponsored already. That is not really true. Renzo how come we do not see you on stage during competitions. Well, let me tell you why. Actually you know what let me show you why?

Check out the Video and let me know your thoughts.


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Yoyo Used in the Video:  C3YoyoDesign Teleport – courtesy of Michael Schmidt

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Speaking of competing you watch me compete in a yoyo competition for the very first time at the CalState 2017 competition this Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Details are below.

Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#5 – YOYOFFICER Rave

I have had the pleasure of playing with the Yoyofficer Rave extensively.  This yoyo has quickly become one of my favorites.  Yoyofficer did a good job with this Throw.

To review, the Yoyofficer Rave is a bi-metal yoyo which I purchased at YoyoBestBuy at around $99.97.  Out of the box, the yoyo felt really smooth while at play and it throws really well.

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Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size
Width 44.35 mm
Gap Width 4.60 mm
Weight 64.8 grams
Diameter 55 mm
Response System 19 mm Slim

The yoyo finish is glossy.  It is very smooth and grinds well. The  weight feel of the yoyo is on the heavier side.  Which makes this yoyo lean towards techy play styles rather than speedy.  The shape as well not being a “v” shape suggests it is designed more for techy style play.  But even so, when I put it through speed combinations, this throw powered through them swiftly without missing a beat.

Overall, the Yoyofficer Rave is a very nice bi-metal yoyo that should put a smile on the face of the techy player in you.  This is an excellent bi-metal yoyo.

Check out the Throw Score video of the Yoyofficer Rave and let me know what you think.


Yoyofficer Rave Throw Scores:

Smoothness 5 / 5
Weighty Feel 5 / 5
Grinding Ability:

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Finger Spin:

14 / 15

5 / 5

5 / 5

4.5 / 5

Horizontal Play 5 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 5 / 5
THROW SCORE 4.9 / 5 

C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash & Gans 356 Air Thank You Giveaway by LorenzYoCubing.com

To show my appreciation to you, I am giving away a couple of gifts.  This is in celebration of the successful launch of my website lorenzyocubing.com.

The gifts I will be giving away are:

Both prizes will go to one winner.  The winner will be selected randomly from those of you who will complete the following easy tasks:

  1.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/c/lorenzyocubing and Comment “Yay” on the LorenzYoCubing Giveaway Video.
  2. Follow me on my website http://lorenzyocubing.com by clicking the green Follow button.
  3. Follow me on InstagramLike the LorenzYoCubing Giveaway post, tag 3 friends then comment the name of your YouTube account on the post.

I will match the YouTube Account from Video comment and the Instagram post comment.  That will determine an entry into the giveaway from which a winner will be randomly selected.

The giveaway starts now, March 20, 2017 and winners will be announced two weeks after on March 31, 2017 at 3p.m. pacific time zone.

Check out the video about the Thank You Giveaway below!

 

Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#2 – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash

I have had the C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash for few weeks now and I really am very impressed by this Yoyo.  Since the unboxing I given this Yoyo major play.  And I am still impressed by it since day one. It is a plastic yo-yo in the middle with stainless steel rims that you usually find on bi-metal yoyos. But if you did not know it is plastic, you would think it is metal because it plays and feels like a metal yoyo.

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C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash Specs:
Diameter: 56.95mm
Width: 43mm
Gap Width: 4.6mm
Weight: 64.8g
Bearing: Size C


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As I mentioned in the first Throw Score review, this review is completely different from what you are used to seeing. The approach is from a yoyoer’s point of view.  I came up with categories to rate a yoyo from what yoyo players are looking to get from a yoyo.  The categories are described below.  Each category has a score from 1 – 5. The higher the score the better except for Weight Feel, which the lower number represents a lighter feel and the higher number a heavier feel.  As an enhancement to the scoring, category 5, Style of play is now scored.  Details are below.

Here are the categories:

1. Smoothness – How smoothe the yoyo spins (Score 1-5).
2. Weight Feel – How heavy does the yoyo feel in your hand while at play (Score 1-5, light to heavy feel).
3. Grinding Ability – How well can the yoyo carries out yoyo grinding tricks. The score is composed of three subcategories, Finger Grinds, Talon Grinds and Finger spins. All of which have a score of 1-5 which are added for a combined score of 1-15.
4. Horrizontal Play – How well the yoyo carries out horrizontal tricks or combos (Score 1-5).
5. Style of Play – What kind of combos of tricks the yoyo is more likely suited.  The score is composed of two subcategories, Speed and Techy.  These two are now scored 1-5 which are added for a combined score of 1-10.

To summarize the scores, I took categories 1,3,4 and 5 and added the scores together and divided them by 5. This average number represents a score of the yoyo itself, which we will call the Throw Score.

Check out the yoyo review video and let me know what you think about the C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash.


Throw Score – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash:
Smoothness – 5/5
Weight Feel (Light 1 2 3 4 5 Heavy) – 2
Grinding Ability – 15/15
– Finger Grinds – 5
– Talon Grinds – 5
– Finger Spins – 5
Horrizontal Play – 5/5
Style of Play – 10/10
– Speed – 5
– Tech – 5
FINAL THROW SCORE – 5


Yoyo Tricks – Yoyofficer Xpoint

The following video is about performing yoyo tricks with the new Yoyofficer Xpoint.

But before we get into the video, I want to do a speacial shout out to Kinked Conceptions who made the lorenzyocubing.com decals shown below.  These are made from vinyl and are of good quality.  Thank you Shoshana Ford for your wonderful craft and the special gift you included 🙂

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The Yoyofficer Xpoint is a newly dropped yoyo.  You can get it now at YoyoBestBuy.com.  I took it for a yoyo trick session which I recorded in the video below.

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The Xpoint is a really good plastic yoyo.  It is also a good value at about $15.  It comes with two bearings, one thin bearing for responsive play and one wide “C” bearing for unresponsive play.  So whether you are a newbie or an intermdiate player you can get a lot of enjoyment out of this yoyo.

The Yoyofficer Xpoint comes in three colors, Black, Blue and Yellow.  It has a big diameter and feels good in your hand.  You can do classic yoyo tricks for responsive play using the thin bearing.  When you are ready for more advanced yoyo trick combinations swap out to the wider C bearing and go.  The yoyo is really a lot of fun and good for string tricks.

Also my Thank You Giveaway will begin on March 20, 2017!  Details will be announced on this website.  So, go ahead and follow me by clicking the green follow me button.  You will get email notification of my latest posts.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think of the yoyo tricks performed with the Yoyofficer Xpoint.

Yoyo Unboxing – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash

The next yoyo I am going to unbox is C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash.

I got the black version and this one is actually going to be a given away soon to one of you as a thank you for watching my videos, visiting my site and following my posts. But first have to wait for this cube that I ordered that is also going to be part of the giveaway. So this yoyo is not for mine to keep but this is for you guys whoever wins the giveaway.

The C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash is a plastic yo-yo in the middle with stainless steel rims that you usually find on bi-metal yoyos. C3YoyoDesign bought back some of the YoyoJam like stuff. YoyoJam does a lot of hybrids so I think this is going to feel like a YoyoJam yoyo.

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Out of the box, this yoyo feels pretty cool. This actually feels a lot like a metal yoyo. I could probably use this for competition. This is the best plastic yoyo I have ever touched. You can actually grind on this plastic and it does not hurt. Usually plastic yoyos they do not really grind.

So right now this feels a lot like a metal yoyo. If I did not know this was a plastic yoyo you would think this is a high-end metal yoyo. You can finger spin with it even with the logo placement on the yoyo. Wow, who ever is going to win this from the giveaway is going to like it.

Yoyo players are going to like this. I admit I am really liking this yoyo. For horizontal to it is really smooth. Wow! I really do not know what to say except I am just loving it right now.

So that was the unboxing of the C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash. Whoever wins the giveaway that I will be announcing soon this is going to be yours 🙂

Check out the video and like, comment and share! PEACE OUT Y’ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Throw Score – A Yoyo Review of the TopYo Quantum

I have had the TopYo Quantum for a week and I really am very impressed by this Yoyo.  Since the unboxing I cannot put this Yoyo down.  It is a bi-metal Yoyo and is considered a budget yoyo because of the price, but it feels so much more.  To give the Yoyo a thorough review and to be able to relate my experience with it, I put together this review.

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This review is completely different from what you are used to seeing. The approach is from a yoyoer’s point of view, meaning I have come up with categories to rate a yoyo from what yoyo players are looking to get from a yoyo.  The categories are described below. Each category has a score from 1 – 5. The higher the score the better except for Weight Feel, which the lower number represents a lighter feel and the higher number a heavier feel.

Here are the categories:

1. Smoothness – How smoothe the yoyo spins (Score 1-5).
2. Weight Feel – How heavy does the yoyo feel in your hand while at play (Score 1-5, light to heavy feel).
3. Grinding Ability – How well can the yoyo carries out yoyo grinding tricks. The score is composed of three subcategories, Finger Grinds, Talon Grinds and Finger spins. All of which have a score of 1-5 which are added for a combined score of 1-15.
4. Horrizontal Play – How well the yoyo carries out horrizontal tricks or combos (Score 1-5).
5. Style of Play – What kind of combos of tricks the yoyo is more likely suited. No numeric score.

To summarize the scores, I took categories 1,3 and 4 and added the scores together and divided them by 5. This average number represents a score of the yoyo itself, which we will call the Throw Score.

Check out the yoyo review video and let me know what you think about the TopYo Quantum and the Throw Score.

LorenzyoCubing.com Launch

It is official, today February 12, 2017 the website is launched, http://lorenzyocubing.com .  It seems time flew fast.  Just a couple of years ago I started my youtube channel and now we launch an actual site on the internet.  Pretty cool indeed!

What better way to launch the site than a video.  This video is a way for me to introduce myself officially to the world.

LorenzYo Cubing doing a horizontal jump yoyo trick during a video shoot in an Antioch for his website launch video.

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It starts off by a quick introduction then I talk about how i got started with yoyo tricks.  I even shared my thoughts on what is important to get better at this hobby and advice for kids who wants to get started.

I brought my Duncan yoyo bag that day.  The bag contains my favorite yoyos.  It is hard to imagine that I started with the DV888 which I like.  

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But now I have many other advanced yoyos to play with and enjoy.  It is truly a blessing to be able to enjoy this sport.

Lorenzyo Cubing’s favorite yoyos in his Duncan bag.

Like my first video that launched my youtube channel, I shot this video with my Dad.  We were joined by his friends who were really awesome and was responsible for the awesome video.

The yoyo I used in this video to perform tricks is one of my favorite yoyos, the CLYW Orca. Here is the actual yoyo in 360.

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So without further delay, here is the launch video.  Please like, comment and subscribe.

Thanks!