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20 Jul 2012

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The morning started early in Reno. As we were driving out of town we passed by this crazy tree and had to turn around. It was COVERED with shoes.

 

 

Then, back on the road. Our first stop of the day is to see the extinct volcano of Lassen Peak.

 

 

Kato decides to see how far he could roll this boulder. It didn’t go far.

 

 

There were also these crystal clear lakes created from ice melting. In the background you can see Lassen Peak.

 

 

 

Back in the van, and out to the Northern California coast. It was a stunning afternoon at the picturesque Northwest coastline.

 

 

From the ocean we headed inland and north. Our journey took us through Bigfoot country.

 

 

Then, to the Redwood Forest. Here you’ll find THE biggest, oldest trees in the world. These mammoths are thousands of years old, and hundreds of feet tall.

 

 

 

 

AS the sun sets in the forest, we end our day of sight seeing and traveling. Tomorrow is our demo in Oregon. Can’t wait to see how it goes.

 

 

19 Jul 2012

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18 Jul 2012

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Day 7 of the YoYoFactory West Coast Tour finds us at the Woodward Action Sports camp in Lake Tahoe. Woodward is a dream come true. It offers year round camps for Skateboards, BMX, snowboarding, gymnastics and skiing.

 

 

Before the demo Kato decided to steal a sesh on the ramp.

 

 

We had a great day of teaching and demos. The campers, and staff, really got into it and before the day was over almost everyone was walking around with a yo-yo in their hand.

 

 

We also had some contests. This Long Sleeper winner walked away with a 888!

 

 

Around 4 the skate demo started. Everyone was stoked to be at Woodward, and it showed in the demos.

 

 

After we packed up for the day we headed over to the indoor skatepark/mini mega ramp/trampolines/foam pits.

 

 

 

It was a good think we didn’t find this till after the demo. We could have spent all day in here.

 

 

Thanks to everyone who came out for the event. And a special thanks to the staff and campers at Woodward for making us feel so welcome! We can’t wait to come back!

 

 

18 Jul 2012

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What are you doing this Sunday? If you live in the Portland area, you should come out to the Tualatin Community Park! We’ll be hanging out, teaching tricks, testing new yo-yos and doing a contest!

 

Tualatin Community Park @ 1:00pm

8515 SW Tualatin Road

Tualatin, OR 97062

 

17 Jul 2012

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If you’ve been to a Yo-Yo Contest in Northern California, you’ve probably seen people with “YoLex” shirts. YoLex started at the Learning Express Roseville and has grown to several other locations across the country.

 

 

We had a great turn out with lots of great players showing up to watch, hang out and trade tricks.

 

 

We made sure to run a bunch of fun contests and gave out tons of fun prizes. Alex had some fun signing autographs on t-shirt winners.

 

 

 

 

We had an amazing time at Learning Express Roseville! Thanks to the staff for being so dedicated to the yo-yo club, and thats to everyone who came out and had fun. It was a blast!

 

 

17 Jul 2012

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16 Jul 2012

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For our Sacramento stop of the West Coast Tour we had special guests Augie Fash and Gentry Stein… and Chris in the background.

 

 

 

We had great crowds at the fair. Today was the only day for the vert ramp, so the whole team was pumped to skate.

 

 

 

Excited crowd, great skating and some of the best yo-yoers in the country. Sounds like a good day to us!

 

 

15 Jul 2012

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Another amazing day in California. Today’s stop is the San Jose Skatepark. Before we could even get set up, people started picking up yo-yos and learning their first tricks.

 

 

In no time we had a huge crowd watching the YoYoFactory pros: Paul, Ann and Pat all threw down great freestyles. A true showcase of what modern performance yo-yos can do!

 

 

Next up was our first of many Long Sleeper Contests. For most of these players, today was their first time throwing a yo-yo. But they picked it up quick and won some great prizes!

 

 

Back in the YoYoFactory tent, people packed in to learn about yo-yos, look at the rad YoYoFactory product lineup for 2012 and learn more tricks.

 

 

In no time, the skate demo started. Huge crowds surrounded the bowl while the Birdhouse team went at it.

 

 

Always a fun watch, Kevin Staab killing it with color and skill!

 

 

Whether you’re a fan because of his style, his boards, or his shoes, Steve Caballero is a true legend in skateboarding. For those of you who don’t know, those Half Cabs you have, this man’s signature shoe. Undeniable Legend.

 

 

Speaking of Half Cab, this is Steve’s daughter. Rockin’ her own pair of her dad’s shoe. And showing the same style and grace int he bowl as him too.

 

 

More Long Sleeper contests back at the YoYoFactory booth. Show up for a skate demo, walk away a yo-yo champion with $100 YoYoFactory 888 in hand? Sounds like a good day!

 

 

We also help the YoYoFactory San Jose West Coast Tour Pro Contest! While one of our favorites of the day, Heshgod couldn’t hold it up to Aaron who threw down a great freestyle and took home the coveted West Coast Pro trophy! Congrats!

 

 

Tomorrow is slated to be the best day yet. Sacramento State Fair with tons of YoYoFactory Pros: Pat, Ann, Tyler, Augie, Gentry, Ben and Seth. Along with the Birdhouse Vert team and tons of other great activities! See you there around 4pm!

 

 

 

14 Jul 2012

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It was a beautiful day to star off our first stop of the YoYoFactory West Coast Tour in Santa Clarita!

 

 

As soon as we set up the YoYoFactory booth at the skatepark, people started learning how to yo-yo.

 

 

The whole day was nonstop crowds of new players eager to learn, and more experienced yo-yoers that stopped in to hang out and trade tricks.

 

 

Later in the day the Skate demo started. Tony Hawk, going hard even after breaking a rib recently.

 

 

Then it was time for the first YoYoFactory West Coast Pro Contest! We had a great line-up of players.

 

Ernest from the Philippines (now living in LA) came out on top. Congrats on the win, and the awesome trophy!

 

 

Oh yeah… and we saw this happen.

 

 

Tomorrow, San Jose! Rumor has is Steve Caballero is going to be skating the demo.

14 Jul 2012

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