Scott Watters just sent in this absolutely beautiful video, filmed in the English countryside during a rare moment without rain. (I know your weather, you aren’t fooling us with this footage of a nice day, Scott.)
New players, take note: there is some truly wonderful trick pacing in this video, and learning how to slow your tricks down and still make them look interesting and appealing is a HUGE skill for you to master. When you can play at any speed and still have the same degree of smoothness and flow, you’ll find that it makes you an exponentially better yoyo player.
Yoyo used is the CLYW Chief.
Glenn Godsey says
Wonderful video. Matt’s comment about pacing verifies what I think is very wrong with current contest scoring/judging.
Steve Brown says
Contests cannot be all things to all people. The idea that we need to slow down our scoring criteria in order to accommodate slower players is neither feasible nor a particularly good idea. The contest system is what it is…players can choose to play to it, or they can choose to step to the side and create lovely things like this that stand on their own. I think there is room for all things, but making room for all of them in the contest structure is giving entirely too much credit to competition as the only way to reward yoyo players.
Matt Newberry says
That video was remarkably executed. The tricks have a quality that won’t win contests due to pacing, but rather are simply beautiful.