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I can quit any time I want to. This is not an addiction.😃

I picked up my looping yoyos today. A pair of Yoyo Factory 1080s. Now I have everything I need to do the 1A and 2A trick ladder. Wow! Looping is a completely different feel than 1A style.
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Not an addiction... 
and not an online support group... :)
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I just picked up a Yoyo Factory DV888 on sale at our local shop. $49.99 retail on sale for $20. They also had the $60 "The Mighty Flea" on sale for $20. I was tempted to get one but I hear they're really difficult to use because they're so small.

I really like the DV888. It's incredibly stable.


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This may be old news to you folks, but it was a great new resource for me.  Rethink Yoyo is a tutorial site with some great videos.  But go back in the blog for some really cool new tricks.  He use to have a trick tutorial contest and the entries for the old contest have some really good new tricks.

http://www.rethinkyoyo.com/
A tutorial site explaining how to do yoyo tricks. The tutorials are in-depth, easy to follow, and have very good angles.
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I could use some old tricks for my grandmother, she used to yoyo before her hands went bad
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What is the best practice for building a multiple page application in EXTjs.  There doesn't seem to be any clear way to do it.

I'm considering simply making separate apps for each page with a common server side which remembers any persistent data between pages.
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If you're concerned that the ExtJS MVC architecture can't support anything but single page apps: http://slashwhatever.com/using-extjs-mvc-architecture-without-viewports/
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I'm in a quandary.  It's so warm that I can go backpacking in March when there rightfully should be 5 to 6 feet of snow in the mountains.  However, my hammock system doesn't have a really good bug net solution yet and the mosquitoes are already out.

Do I break down and bring my old 5 pound tent?  5 Pounds for a single piece of gear feels morally wrong somehow.
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I bought one of those bug nets that go over a table area when you are camping and I am DIY'ing that.  Or I have seen people buy drapes from Walmart that work as a netting.
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My Grand daughter Calli and I had fun throwing yoyos with the YoLex Yoyo club on Sunday. The California State yoyo championship happened on Saturday so a lot of the best players were in town including state, national, and world yoyo champion Gentry Stein.

Most of the players ranged in age from 10 years old up to their mid 20's although there were a few older players closer to my age. I have to say, it would have been so easy for those kids to cop an attitude of "I'm one of the hot shot yoyo players and you're just a beginner so I won't hang out with you." But there was absolutely none of that. Everyone was incredibly open and sharing. Gentry Stein was incredibly nice and spent hours hanging out with the group. When Calli and I went up to talk to him he was very kind and it was really nice talking to him.

I'm so very impressed with how open and accepting the kids were. It really makes us want to come back and do it again.

Meanwhile, I had a chance to try a Gentry Stein "Shutter" yoyo. Oh my gosh, it was so much better than mine that I had to buy one. Now I just need to spend many hours of practice time.
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+Luke Renner I just hit Kwijibo 4 times (out of about 50 tries). If I can get Kwijibo and Spirit Bomb then I'll have all the tricks to do 9 Frames challenge. I'm getting closer.😃
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+Luke Renner  really, I've never really liked shoot the moon much, but then again, this changes my mind. although honestly, I've only hated on it because I ruined a maverick trying to do it. 
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I was playing with my YYF Grind machine today.  Funny how after two weeks with a Shuttter the Grind Machine feels incredibly unstable and slow.  When I got it the GM was an awesome yoyo which taught me how to do binds.    Now it's almost unplayable.

The Shutter has spoiled me.
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Hey folks.  For all my friends who are into backpacking, and especially ultralight backpacking, this is a great community to visit.  I've made several friends here and have even gone on backpacking trips with people we've met online.
Ultra Light Backpacking
The lighter go farther !!!
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Progress Report:

After two months of yoyoing and upgrading to a Yoyo Factory Shutter with center trac bearing my repertoire is now:

Sleeper
Bind (forward throw and breakaway throw)
Tower
Rock the Baby
Elevator
Brain twister
Split the atom
Double or nothing (catching it about 75% of the time)
Mach 5
Cold Fusion
Pop'n Fresh (just started getting it last night)
Gerbil
Plastic Whip (with the one handed bind return)
Boingy Boingy (also just started getting it last night)

You'll notice that this is essentially moving up the sports ladder series of tricks.  That's my inspiration.  In addition to the sports ladder tricks I can now do:
Barrel Rolls
Trapeze and brother mount
Brother mount slack.
Buddha's Revenge
Double or nothing
1.5 mount (from breakaway)
Split bottom mount (from front throw)
Houdini mount
Robin Hood (with a responsive yoyo)

And if that's not enough, I'm also working on Zammy's trick "Like A Boss"

It's been a productive 2 months.  So much of it still feels loose and sloppy though.  It all keeps coming back to getting consistent throws so I start off each practice session with 10 front sleepers and 10 Breakaway Trapeze just to focus on throwing the same way every time.  Once my throws start to get weak and sloppy everything else falls apart. But when I go back to focusing on the fundamentals like a basic Trapeze and a split bottom mount it all starts to come back.
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On the Spirit Bomb http://juggling.tv/5178 this will help.  I never got around to making a Kwijibo video.  If you run in to questions post a video on the G+ and I may be able to help trouble shoot the trick.  Great progress!
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We haven't played Mice and Mystics in over a year. So we decided to start at the beginning again. I hope those poor mice can survive the sewers.
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I'm a software engineer by trade and a musician by passion.  In addition to playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar and jazz guitar I also play mandolin and the occasional banjo.

I also build instruments.  I'm moving from building mountain dulcimers to building acoustic and electric guitars.

I'm married and living in the foothills of the Sierra mountains.
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