Jason Lee shows us once again why he holds a National Trick Innovator of the Year title. Jason is one of the most creative minds in yo-yoing. It was great to be able to get together with him and put together another video like we’ve been doing since 2000. It’s been about 3 years since Jason left Southern California to go serve in the military overseas. I was glad to have him back home even for just a little bit before he heads off again, this time to Asia.
Warning: The video contains some adult language in it, so please keep that in mind before viewing.
Player: Jason Lee (DXL Crew, yoyofactory)
Filming and Editing: glasseye (DXL Crew, Duncan, theglasslab.com)
Music: Loyal by Tonedeff
California States was dope. The turnout was great, nice venue, good backing by the sponsors, all in all a great competition. Congratulations DrYoYo for running a topnotch contest. I booked my flight back in January so I could show up and help out as a judge for the competition. At that time it didn’t look like too many people were attending so I figured I would take an early flight home. So I ended up booking my flight to leave the Sacramento airport at 7:00pm. Then last week Chris announces that the top freestyles in both divisions will be getting $1000 each.
Guess what happens… everyone shows up! We even had Moriki from Japan who came down! The airlines ask that you normally show up at the airport an hour before your flight so I should have been there at 6:00pm. It was 6:20pm and I was still sitting at the table clicking Augie’s awesome freestyle! Man I was nervous I was gonna miss my flight. As soon as Augie’s freestyle ended I ran straight for the car with Alex who was going to drop me off, shouting my goodbye’s to all the homies as I ran by them. Haha. Thank God there were only two girls in front of me going through the security checkpoint. I made it to the gate right on time.
Thanks to everyone who showed up and support. It was good seeing all the new players. Thanks again to DrYoYo for putting on a good show. A big shoutout to all the DXL homies and other friends. And a huge thanks to my sponsor Duncan for helping me get to the contest to help out.
This past Halloween I met up with a few of the guys from RecRev and we shot this video featuring the new yo-yo i. The i is the smoothest yo-yo that Alex has made up to date. Of the samples that he had with him, most had absolutely no vibe and felt good to throw. Pick one up if you have a chance, they should be shipping to retailers in about two weeks.