Inside Look – What’s Ridin’

Posted in Players, Yo-yos on October 15th, 2009 by Emil Lamprecht

So check this, we have some awesome product in the van that I want everyone to be aware of. First up we’ve got Screaming EagleĀ  shirts, and Screaming Eagle hats; but cooler still we have girl tees with the old butterfly logo on it!

Second up, we’ve got 80th Anniversary Zeros. These are regular zeros, awesome caps, comes with an extra set of white 80th caps as well, wicked deal for a zero if you don’t care about the packaging…

Third up, 2009 World Yo-Yo ContestĀ  Zeros! I don’t know why but the colors on these looks awesome and the logo printed super duper really well. We’re running out though so grab these sooner than later!

Third up, Nationals Bionic Zeros… yes, these are actually as cool as you think they are.

Fourth in line is real life Screaming Eagles! We’ve got 4 MayheMs, 2 Vendettas and 2 MomentuMs left in the van. If you can make it to a demo you can try all three and tell us what you think. If you haven’t tried one, trust me, you need to. Its imperative to your existence as a yo-yo player…

Lastly is something extra special. The Mod Father out of Cleveland, OH has done a special run of recesses and reshapes for us and we’ve got them for sale in the van. These mods are awesome, do NOT miss out on this stuff. I’m just going to tease you with this grainy underground pic, but we’ve got the works in this bunch so definitely come check it out.

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Day 49 – So Cal, who wouldn’t want to be here, honestly!

Posted in Daily Post, Update, crew on October 15th, 2009 by Emil Lamprecht

Today’s post will be short and sweet, though I hopefully have another post coming at you in the next few hours here.

We’ve arrived in the San Diego area. Specifically La Jolla which is a beautiful upscale town that rests on a peninsula just north of San Diego. Believe it or not, these are old stomping grounds for me. I’ve spent the majority of my time in California either in San Francisco (a home off and on for several years) or in La Jolla (my favorite holiday get-away). This place is beautiful, clean, and is home to the development of the entire surfer culture.

After a solid and active demo at Totally Thomas Toy Depot, we did dinner with some friends and did something I’ve been waiting to do for weeks. We jumped in the ocean. Now I wanted to be sure to introduce the guys to La Jolla waters the proper way, that being the most intimidating, dangerous and yet reasonable I could think of so I drove them down to Windansea. Windansea is a rough tumble rocks and seaweed beach with soft sand and some of the heaviest surf you’ll ever see during an off season. This beach is where surfing was made into a sport, and these waves (and rip-tide) are no joke. As its been a year or two at least since my last visit, it was fantastic to breath the air, walk the paths I know by heart and jump into that wonderfully dangerous and cold ocean.

You done with the romantic part of the story? Ok, well how about when we high-tailed it out of there because the cops came checking down the beach to make sure no idiots-aka us-were getting in the water at night. :-p Don’t worry, there is nothing illegal and we kept everyone behind the break line, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a funny finish to a fantastic night.

Tomorrow is my last day of the tour. I’ll be posting blogs for a while as I might now finally have a chance to edit video, and would like to look back on my solid 50 days on the road demonstrating and share them with all of you.

Unfortunately no pictures of the beach today, but some of the earlier demo. Oh, and I love how this post is my version of “short and sweet”, HAH!

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