If you are looking to take a trip this summer, head to Vancouver, BC for the end of August. Canadian Nationals will be held at Science world on August 31st! Details and registration here.
We have a contest winner! Remember, everyone who entered gets $10 off the King Yo Star store, just email me before you order. The winner goes by the name of Gengunner02, here is his video!
You can watch me draw the name here:
2nd place goes to Josh, he gets an additional $10 off a KYS throw in our store.
Thanks for entering everyone, we'll have another contest in about a month, so stay tuned!
Its contest time!
The world needs more tutorials, so that’s what is on the table.
The trick in it needs to be a combo you made up (existing elements put together in a new way). It doesn’t have to be earthshakingly original, just something original to you.
The winner will be randomly drawn. I want to encourage as many people as possible to enter. The yoyo community at large will benefit from more tricks being taught!
You have 3 options for making a tutorial.
1. Talk through the trick (similar to mine, Andre or Yotricks style) and explain the trick.
2. Written instructions between segments of the trick (rethinkyoyo style)
3. Instructions captioned into the video.
What will not be accepted is the “tutorials” which just a full speed trick in slow motion. You don’t have to make it super fancy, but you need to do some teaching
If you are doing option 2 or 3, don’t film the trick with you throwing at competition speed. Film yourself doing the combo, and pausing every element for a moment, so that viewers can see what you are doing. It helps, believe me!
Multiple angles are great, even if it’s just front and side (although throwers perspective is always great).
Pick a trick you have mastered personally so that you have confidence in your explanations.
1. To enter you must “like” Kingyostar on Facebook.
2. Use our logo at the beginning of the video
3. Put a link to www.kingyostar.ca in the YouTube comments section.
4. Smile at least once in your video.
Once you have your tutorial put together, upload it to YouTube and send us a link. Make sure its set to public.
Contest ends May 15th, so you have plenty of time to film something and get it to us.
First prize will be a King Yo Star “Kit”. To sweeten the pot, I’m going to give anyone who enters the contest $10 off anything in the store at http://www.kingyostar.ca/store.html. We will also draw a 2nd place, this winner will get an additional $10 off our store.
To encourage people do something other than 1a, if the winning tutorial is a non-1a trick, the winner will also get a pack of Jake Elliot string and a mystery prize included.
Again, the winner will be randomly drawn, so everyone has a chance!
Some thoughts on Cal States.