Contest time, kiddos!
So, some of you may remember that SPYY and TMBR recently collaborated to bring you a production version of The Eh, the yo-yo which I threw throughout all of 2012. Although it felt like a fair few while I was twisting string for them and packing them in boxes, the full run sold out quickly and with quite a plethora of folks wishing for more.
When and whether more Eh’s will be made is not up to me. I leave those kinds of decisions up to the guys who know and understand their own businesses. However, we DID withhold one particular specimen for use as a prize to some lucky fixed axle hipster.
This lovely little example is just like every other production Eh, but with one funky distinction. Instead of the oak leaf signifying the Eh’s “Made in the USA” status, this particular model sports the original Canadian maple leaf, as on my own Eh.
In order to win this little guy, you’ve got to get your best fixed axle trick on video. You are strongly encouraged (though not required) to use elements described in the first four installments of this column.
To qualify, you must:
1. Make a video with your best fixed axle trick. Video must begin with this title card: Give Me That YoYo, Eh! Contest Title Card
2. Upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and give it the title “YoyoNews.com: Give me that yoyo, Eh!”
3. Post your vid on the Fixed Friday Facebook group page.
Entries must be uploaded and posted no later than 11:59 PM EST on January 25th, 2013.
All of the videos will be watched by the members of the Light Sleeper Society, that subterfugal shadow organization seeking to gradually overthrow the use of moving parts in yo-yo’s. They will decide on a winner by consensus, and said winner shall have his/her glory, in addition to this unique throw.
Best of luck.