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kill your yoyo

By ilinx
Biweekly dialogues on yoyo theory, improvisation, and performance with the greatest yoyoers of our time.
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18 - Doctor Popular: Creating Classics
The legend himself, Doctor Popular shares some awesome pieces of yoyo history as well as his approach to creating many of the tricks that we now regard as classics. Doc's insta: @docpop my insta: @ilinx_toys notes and further reading Serious Guide to Joke Writing by Sally Holloway How To Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-By-Step Blueprint For Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing by Scott Dikkers Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy by Greg Dean Splitting the Atom yoyo trickbook by Richie Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by Matt Walsh Et al. Instagram: @danyllo_barbiero Dale Oliver:
May 17, 2022
17 - Jonathan Sitanggang: Building Your Trick Vocabulary
Jonathan is an incredible yoyoer who's sponsored by Duncan and Original Throw. In this episode, we talk all about trick and routine design as well as flow theory, keeping your yoyoing unpredictable, and much much more. Notes: Netflix - The Toys That Made Us TV Show - Blazing Teens Jonathan's instagram - jonathanstggg Polo's instagram - ppolor Ricardo's instagram - blablanchard
May 02, 2022
16 - Michael Nakamura: 4 Years To Gold
Michael Nakamura is one of the world's best 4a yoyo players who, in four years went from picking up his first yoyo to winning the world yoyo contest. So what accounts for his meteoric rise? Well, you'll find out that and much more as we discuss horizontal 4a theory, the future of soloham, and Michael's approach to contest and performance preparation. Further research: Michael's Instagram: @michael_nakamura Maximum Entertainment 2.0 by Ken Weber Showmanship for Magicians by Dariel Fitzkee The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt (the theory of constraints) The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz Tarbell Course In Magic by Harlan Tarbell The Yonomicon by Mark McBride
April 18, 2022
15 - Ty Goldman: "All My Tricks Are Bangers"
Ty Goldman is a social media trailblazer and an extremely creative yoyoer with an appetite for bangers. We talk all about his trick creation process, his thoughts on competition and making yoyoing a sustainable lifestyle, and his perspective on yoyoing as someone who was performing at the national level at a very young age. Follow me on insta: @ilinx_toys Follow Ty on insta and tiktok: @yobigty Look up:  Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovitch
April 03, 2022
14 - DIY Yoyo Performance
Have you ever wanted to do a real yoyo performance? Not just your 1-minute freestyle, but 30 minutes to an hour of live entertainment! Well, it's possible, and in this episode, I'll talk about some options you have to start doing just that! Showmanship for Magicians by Dariel Fitzkee Maximum Entertainment 2.0  by Ken Weber
March 29, 2022
13 - @angel2up (Angelo Aguirre): Connecting To Non-Yoyoers
Angelo Aguirre is undoubtedly one of the most influential yoyoers of our time. With 3.2 MILLION TikTok followers, he's clearly figured out how to spark the interest of the non-yoyoing public. In this episode, you'll hear how he created his following and how he consistently maintains genuine human connections with each and every follower. There's so much more to learn in this episode than I could ever type, just sit back, listen and enjoy. Follow my Instagram: Click Here Virtual Juggler: Click Here Derren Brown: Click Here
March 21, 2022
12 - I Am The Best Yoyoer In The World
And you are too! Find out why we are all "the best yoyoers in the world" and how we can still strive to become better. Dagu: Wes Peden: Aliyah Tan: Bizarro:
March 15, 2022
11 - Justin Dauer : The Yoyo Formula
My yoyo son (and 2019 Jr. National Yoyo Champion) joins me to talk about his performances on tv and music videos as well as how he creates routines that not only look good but score well too! Plus you'll get an exclusive look into the formula that Justin uses to create the dense, beautiful tricks that he's known for. Add 3 minutes and 43 seconds to the timestamps to get the real-time stamps. The video version of this episode is posted here. Check out this article for more information on the 7 types of waste. I did not do that topic justice as it's been a while since I've reviewed my industrial engineering notes. But the concept is solid and worth looking into.
March 06, 2022
10 - Behind the scenes of the melatonin hype video
If you haven’t seen the melatonin hype video then watch it right here: I made that video to hype up the upcoming first major ilinx yoyo release, melatonin. Join me as I go behind the scenes of why I made the video the way I did, what the video means, and how I almost died making it. Shout out to the book “Free Play” by Stephen Nachmanovitch and also Logan @yoyodinnerlogan who I mention in the episode and deserves your Instagram follows.
February 25, 2022
9 - The Evolving Social Landscape Of The Yoyo World
The social media landscape is changing. In a community that's as tied to the internet as ours is, the ramifications of these changes will alter the course of yoyo history. So let's talk about it. Where did the online community start, where is it now, where is it headed and what could all this mean for the future? Let's discuss.
February 12, 2022
Josh Yee - Cross-Pollination of Yoyo Tricks
Josh Yee is a national champion and one of the most knowledgeable yoyoers around! In this episode we talk about implementing music into your routines, how learning different styles can make you a better overall yoyoer, what the yoyo community can learn from the furry community and much MUCH more.  BTW, the person that Andy Warhol Painted whose name I couldn't remember was Marylin Monroe...duh. Kitsune Box Video Yoyo Fantastiq
February 07, 2022
What Yoyoers Can Learn From My Week At The Magic Castle
This past weekend I had the amazing experience of working backstage at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Here are some insights I learned from a few of the world's greatest magicians about how they make their magic better and how you can use their thoughts to improve your yoyoing. PS, I recorded this the day after testing positive for covid (maybe barely sleeping while going to a nightclub for a week during the biggest covid surge on record was a bad idea). I apologize for any raspiness or throat clearing, I just wanted to get this episode recorded while the experience was fresh in my mind.
January 25, 2022
Aliyah Tan - Intentional 3a
This one is full of deep cuts and philosophy. We covered so much from how to get started in 3a to the theoretical framework for 3a improvisation. This may be your initiation into the vast and growing world of 3a yoyoing! Check out the video referenced here.
January 16, 2022
Anthony Rojas - Yoyo Alchemy
My all-time favorite yoyoer, Anthony Rojas joins me to discuss how he creates his iconic freestyles and how he alters the elements of yoyo tricks to create the unique movements that he’s known for.
January 10, 2022
Chris Chunn - Professional Yoyo Performance
I love conversations like these! @chrischunn4a is a professional yoyo performer who’s had an amazing competitive career. In this podcast, we talk about the difference between yoyoing and performing, how to prepare yourself to land your routines consistently, and how you can improve your performance skills by connecting with audiences. Enjoy!
December 27, 2021
Coffin Nachtmahr - Designing Communities
Coffin is an icon of the yoyo world. His distinctive fashion sense, genuine personality, and ubiquitous brand, OhYesYo, make him one of the most well-loved and respected yoyoers in the community. We talk about the community as a whole and what our responsibility yoyoers is in building our community (give a yoyo to the people you want to yoyo with). We also hit on yoyo design and Coffin's artistic inspirations and methods.
December 20, 2021
Markmont - Comfort In Discomfort
The #fullyfreestyle legend Mark Montgomery talks how to improvise by falling back on your “pocket”, how to get the most expression out of simple tricks, and how to become comfortable in the uncomfortable.
December 06, 2021
@thesonicpineapple - The Double GT/Red-Triangle Duality
Welcome to the next iteration of this show! Kill Your Yoyo is a weekly live show where we talk yoyo theory and learn together! Today we had Luna (@thesonicpineapple) on and we learned that she solves 5-dimensional Rubik’s cubes, plus a TON of awesome ideas on trick creation and yoyo theory. Luna is a creative powerhouse and her tricks have probably blown your mind as much as they have mine. It’s truly worth watching this all the way through to get every last bit of her brilliance.
November 21, 2021