Sunday, May 25, 2014

Just Twirling Around --- Day 3/133

Walk: Inverness Open Studios, Mindful Body
Distance: 2 miles and take yoga class



Yo-yo's have come a long way since Ciwt would unfurl her red/yellow Duncan and it would just sort of hang down at the end of the string.  No rocking the baby or walking the dog much less 'round the world flourish for her.

Turns out yo-yo's now come with a ball bearing inside which allows them to spin indefinitely and leads to perform prolonged, complicated tricks Ciwt wouldn't even remember much less be able to execute. And this has lead to a fiercely competive national and international yo-yo circuit.

Some of the biggest names gathered at the Golden Gate Park bandshell recently for the 2014 Bay Area Yo-Yo Championship.  Biggest regional competition with a $1,500 cash prize and vision-blurring, string twisting tricks galore.  Completely Cool video of the event highly recommended.


Mike Marshall of Chico demonstrates the "Top Spin " trick, during the 17th annual 2014 Bay Area Classic yo-yo contest at the bandshell in Golden Gate Park , Calif., on Saturday May 24, 2014. The Bay Area Classic yo-yo contest is one of the longest-running regional yo-yo contests in the United States, and has garnered the respect and admiration of Skilled Players from around the world. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle Tessa Piccillo, 17 of Castro Valley, practices her tricks before her performance at the 17th annual 2014 Bay Area Classic yo-yo contest at the bandshell in Golden Gate Park , Calif., on Saturday May 24, 2014. The Bay Area Classic yo-yo contest is one of the longest-running regional yo-yo contests in the United States, and has garnered the respect and admiration of Skilled Players from around the world. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle
Takaki Clark of Valley Springs, Ca. performs during the 17th annual 2014 Bay Area Classic yo-yo contest at the bandshell in Golden Gate Park , Calif., on Saturday May 24, 2014. The Bay Area Classic yo-yo contest is one of the longest-running regional yo-yo contests in the United States, and has garnered the respect and admiration of Skilled Players from around the world. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle

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