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« on: February 11, 2012, 11:21:16 PM »

We wanted to take the time to introduce you to the moderators on the YoYoExpert forums.  These are the people behind the scenes that help to keep this place the fun and safe environment it is.  Never hesitate to contact one of us with questions or concerns regarding the forum.

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JRod started yo-yoing in 1998 during the boom of the 90s, gave it up in 2000, picked up a yoyo again in 2007, and then got heavily into it in 2008. He is the founder of the San Diego Yoyo Club and the Finger Lakes Yoyo Club in NY, and has had the great pleasure of getting to be a regular at the Spindox and DXL clubs. He has been a modder, has created delrin yoyo designs on a mini-lathe, and designed the One Drop CODE2. JRod regularly attends yoyo contests and loves learning new 1a and 5a tricks – introduce yourself and trade tricks if you see him at a contest! He currently lives in NY with his wife and is a professor of anthropology.

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Hey there folks. My name is L.J. I'm a father of five with a wife of 26 years. I'm a partner in and run a restaurant in Rochester Michigan.

I started yo-yoing around 1996 or 1997. The magic shop next to the restaurant I was running at the time carried Tom Kuhn stuff. I bought a couple Roller Woodies, No Jives, Sleep Machines and an SB2. I picked up from the same shop the McBride VHS tapes and I was hooked. From around 1999 to the beginning of 2008 I yo-yoed on and off (more off than on I'm afraid). Since 2008 I don't think there have been many days at all when I didn't yo-yo.

I'm happy to help out in any way I can. Just shoot me a PM.

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Hiya, kids, hiya, hiya.  Wink 
I'm in the Minneapolis, MN area where a lot of famous yoyoers live.

I'm an old school trick guy. I've been yoyoing for a long time off and on. I'm mostly a casual player though I have competed in the ladder event at MWR and MN States. My favorite yoyos are the YYJ Hitman and the DM II. I also have a real soft spot for TK/BC wooden yoyos.  I was active with the Xtreme Spinners yoyo club for a couple of years until it went into hibernation.

I also enjoy canoeing and camping, as well as pretending to fish occasionally.

Shoot me a PM if you have a question or need assistance.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls gather around and hear the not so incredible tale of skitrz. Yes indeed little whipper snapper grabbed a Duncan Imperial at the age of 4 or 5 and has had a yo on hand ever since. He never competed, he never had anyone to throw with, but what he did have was a lot of fun.  As the years passed he grew and moved to a small community in Colorado where he started a yoyo club attempting to spread his insanity. He started messing around on yoyo forums, found his way to YYE , felt at home and is here for you today. YYE couldn’t get rid of him so….. why not put him to work?

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I first picked up a yoyo back in 1986 when I was eight years old.  I recall my first yoyo fondly... an old yellow Duncan professional, gifted by my Dad.  I quickly mastered a few basic old school tricks... looping, rock the baby, and walk the dog.  Encouraged, I soon graduated to a Tom Kuhn No Jive and an SB2.  27 years later, I am proud to still have the old Duncan and SB2 in my collection!

Regrettably, prep school, Stanford University and employment at a small startup called TiVo left little time for yoyoing.  It wasn't until the beginning of 2011 that I rediscovered the hobby after seeing Paul Han and Alex Kato perform at an employee social event.  How things had changed!  Unresponsive yoyos, slack tricks, technical string combinations... even yoyoing to music?  It was a completely different world and I became obsessed with learning about it.

Around this same time, I also began to learn about the manufacturing processes involved with making modern yoyos and took a special interest in anodizing.  CLYW had recently introduced the splash on acid wash colorway "28 stories" and Vendetta had shown that small scale, creative anodizing could be done at home.  I've always been a tinkerer and anodizing quickly became an artistic outlet and a complimentary hobby to throwing for me.  Over the last couple years, I graduated from basic anodizing to pioneering new anodizing techniques, including fadesplashing and swirl ano.  Some 400 anodized yoyos later, I'm still enjoying anodizing as much as throwing and hope to bring more art to our beloved aluminum toys.

Today, I balance my hobbies with a fulfilling job as an International Product Director at TiVo.  I'm looking forward to giving back to the yoyo community and helping out on YYE as a moderator.  YYE has been an incredible resource for me and I want to ensure others find it as fun and rewarding as I have.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 06:47:25 PM »

hi.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 06:49:58 PM »

Seem to be missing a few, like mrcnja and dryoyo.


Anyway, these guys are awesome. They help out quite a lot.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 07:45:58 PM »

I'd like to thank all these guys for contributing so much to the yoyo community. Keep it up guys!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 06:10:22 PM »

Hey, Vegabomb, what restaurant?
I live near Rochester...
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 06:45:26 PM »

Hey, Vegabomb, what restaurant?
I live near Rochester...

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 04:18:50 PM »

If i'm correct, vegabomb is relatively new to yye, but not that other forum? I might be wrong..
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 10:02:06 PM »

Is Studio42 a moderator?
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 10:15:58 PM »

Is Studio42 a moderator?
Forum expert actually.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 11:08:01 PM »

If i'm correct, vegabomb is relatively new to yye, but not that other forum? I might be wrong..

Hello there friend. Been here for a couple years. Didn't post often but always was a reader. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 11:09:57 PM »

Is Studio42 a moderator?

No.

If they ask, I will. But, in the meantime, no.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 11:30:18 PM »

Forum expert actually.

If you're looking for expertise, a thread about moderators is the wrong tree to be barking up.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 06:29:49 PM »

Hello vegabomb!! I am also in Michigan!
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2012, 05:50:26 PM »

another one in the michigan crowd Grin

hello mods... I see you quite often
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 05:58:39 PM »

I am also kind of in Michigan.In northeastern Indiana about 25 minutes from south bend and about 25 as well from the Michigan border.
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