Day 31-32 — So much going on.

Posted in Daily Post, Events, Update, crew on September 26th, 2009 by Emil Lamprecht

Hey everyone,

sorry for the slow down in posts these past few days, we’ve just had so many awesome things going on its been hard to find the time. The past couple days we’ve done demos on various army bases around Colorado Springs, and I have to say, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many yo-yos fly out the doors in such a short period of time! It wasn’t like people just bought themselves a yo-yo as novelty either, almost everyone bought a yo-yo so they had something of their own to learn with us on. We’ve probably taught several hundred individuals everything from dribble up to rock the cradle in the past 3 days. Insanity!

Today took the cake though. We had an awesome demo at Fort Carson, and then proceeded towards Yoyo Loco in Manitou, the town we visited when first arriving in Colorado. Upon arrival we found an already gathered crowd of people sitting in the 15 rows of bench seating in front of a small roofed stage. We quickly laid out our show to include John and Jen, set up the van and kicked off the most amazing 30 minutes of skill toys you’ll ever see. Within the first 7 minutes we had every bench seat crammed and at least 20+(at least 30 at one point) people lining the sides. By the end I’d say we had a crowd of between 75-100 people! As usual I ran as MC throughout the whole show and I’m not sure I’ve ever had a crowd that responsive before, it was fantastic.

Unfortunately while running a show its a little hard to be taking pictures and video, but Jen’s parents were there and her father has a top notch camera which he used all evening. They’ll be passing along a bunch of pictures to us tomorrow and I can’t wait to share them with all of you. We’ve got some pictures of our own coming too, along with a series of short video features and our next clip video. Keep an eye out because some cool content is headed your way the second we can sit down and export some stuff!

Oh, and the three of us just kind of realized Nationals is literally in a few days! So psyched! Who’s gonna be there?!


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Day 28 – Colorado, I think I love you.

Posted in Adventures, Cameras, Daily Post, Update, crew on September 23rd, 2009 by Emil Lamprecht

Colorado = Friggen’ Gorgeous.
Can everyone just come hang with us here so I can hike every day? That would be great. Ok cool. This place is amazing.
The first thing we did was take a walk through the Garden of the Gods. This place is epic. The “garden” is essentially this gathering of huge red stones that stick straight up in this one area of valley just west of Colorado Springs. These rocks are absolutely beautiful, and get this, their bolted for climbing! Unfortunately, when we did our walk I wasn’t registered to climb there, but we checked it out as we were leaving and I’m now registered to climb on any rocks in any Colorado Springs park… SO COOL!

Alright, so after Garden of the Gods we felt like a more rough and tumble hike was in order. The Garden is a really well kept area with side walks and such, not much in terms of “hiking”. After a little research we got the low down on Pike’s Peak which has a pretty famous long trail. The boys did the first 1 1/4 up the trail with me, and then went to check out the amazingly cute town of Manitou, where we have a show on Saturday. I trucked up to the 4 mile mark at break neck speed which had a FANTASTIC view, juggled 5 snowballs, and then ran back down the trail. It was incredible, I live for that stuff.

Before driving to Denver to finish our day and hit the sack we found perhaps the coolest place of all time. A penny arcade that has existed since 1931 and has arcade machines as old as the mid 20’s. Its PHENOMENAL. A must see if you ever make it to this area. We spent at least an hour or two rockin’ some old school pinball and the most awesome ghetto soccer games you’ve ever seen!

Some of these pictures¬†are hard to understand unless you were there, but check them out, they’re pretty rad.

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