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Title: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on January 08, 2019, 02:29:24 PM
I'm trying to put together a yo-yo meetup in GA, and I'm trying to get people interested in tops as well!

https://forums.yoyoexpert.com/t/get-together-in-ga/295398

Please come if you can.

If you're interested, but don't want to do the poll, just let me know which date(s) work for you.

Thanks!
Michael
Rehearse Live, LLC
2365 Pleasantdale Rd
Atlanta, GA 30340
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: robtsou on January 08, 2019, 06:19:40 PM
Hey Mike! Let me know here what gets decided.

Rob
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on January 08, 2019, 09:49:49 PM
What about the Atlanta Juggling Festival?  They say....."join us in Atlanta for our 41st annual juggling festival.  Location is the Yaarab Shrine Center.  Dates are Jan 25-27, 2019.  Also there's a flyer one can print and share."

Their website is..................
http://atlantajugglers.org/festivals/upcoming-festival
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on January 08, 2019, 10:13:00 PM
Thanks!

Wow, they still meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights in Little Five Points. I used to go to those over 20 years ago! I can't now, though; working...

I thought that was always in February for Groundhog Day? Maybe they couldn't get a venue that weekend...

Hmm, I shouldn't do it that weekend for sure.

I should promote meeting there, and try to get my thing going in February.

Rob, I'm going to try to get people to meet at the festival on Sunday the 27th.

I hope some of you can come!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on January 26, 2019, 10:28:00 PM
So, I'm planning to go to http://atlantajugglers.org/festivals/upcoming-festival tomorrow.

Yohans sent me some tops. I'm going give them away to any potential new top throwers, I come across!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: SpinLynn on January 26, 2019, 11:46:20 PM
I do know Owen will be there. He's a top thrower.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on January 27, 2019, 03:27:22 PM
Well, the only top thrower and yo-yoer I saw there was Bruce P. I hadn't seen him in years, and it was good to see him again.

I did manage to give away a top, though! Bruce was showing a kid how to throw tops. The kid got the hang of it, and was interested in them, so I gave him one of the Short Circuits. Hopefully we've added one to our ranks!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on January 27, 2019, 09:34:30 PM
You are a good man Myk_Myk
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on January 30, 2019, 11:51:18 AM
I'm going to give this a shot again this month.

I've still got some YYF tops to give out, and I'll give away some of these as well!:

https://flic.kr/p/2d8NeSE

I'll be back with the date, but it will be a Sunday. If anyone here is interested, please reply with a preference if you have one. I'd do a poll, but get the feeling I don't really need one: Just say 2/10, 17, and/or 24, and early and/or late afternoon.

I've added the address to the OP.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: paxl13 on January 31, 2019, 06:29:25 PM
The fixies looks plainly amazing and the small top ( I guess its a micro top make me salivate!!! ) Ppl meeting you are going to be lucky!!!

I'm very sad to have not picked one up when they were at YYE... dammit!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on January 31, 2019, 09:13:07 PM
Heh, took me a second to realize you had looked at some of my other pics.

Yeah a guy in Australia made the fixies. They are great, my favorites!

I don't regret getting the micro top, but it is not easy. I feel so good if I manage a boomerang! You have to pull so fast to get it up to your hand, but yet just the right speed, or it goes flying past! It feels amazing spinning in your hand though, nothing like it.

I hesitated a couple of times, and missed out. It was $30 after all... Last time I saw them, I finally pulled the trigger. Maybe they'll make some more.

Ppl meeting you are going to be lucky!!!

Looks like I'll have at least one coming!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on February 05, 2019, 01:14:15 AM
So the meetup has been set for Sunday February 10th 1-5pm!

I still have 3- Electrick tops and a Short Circuit that I'm hoping to give to eager hands.

Not you Rob!  :P You already play, and I still covet that double tip Gates I gave you!!!

I'll give you a Legend Wing though.  8)
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on February 09, 2019, 02:16:06 PM
Reminder about the meet tomorrow, and I'm super excited!

https://www.rehearselive.com/Contact-Us

BTW, Yoyobrothers advertised it as 1-5, so we'll do that.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on February 26, 2019, 10:31:30 PM
Let’s do it again!

Sunday March 10 from 2-5. I think three hours is good?

https://www.rehearselive.com/Contact-Us

No top throwers last time, so I'm hoping someone will at least let me teach them to throw this time.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Kirk on March 03, 2019, 12:57:27 AM
Oooh, I just might be able to make it.  I have a huge work deadline on the 12th but I should be done by then.   I'm not sure which end of a yo-yo string to hold but I can throw a top.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on March 09, 2019, 05:27:01 AM
It would be great to have someone else throwing tops! Hope you can make it.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on March 17, 2019, 06:38:17 PM
Thanks so Kirk so much for coming out with Rachel!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7859/33474659048_ec887a340d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T13nTW)

Sorry I put you to work as evidenced by Rachel in the background here:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7832/40385295593_edd14e40df_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24wHcnT)

Also, I was too busy to get to throw and enjoy the meet as much as I would have liked.

I promise next you come, that I will be a better and more interactive host.

We did get a new recruit, I think! Kirk taught a yoyoer some tricks, and I gave him an Electrick!

Next time I'll get more pics, and maybe we can go outside to throw some on the grass.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on March 17, 2019, 06:53:46 PM
Glad to hear your gathering went well.  Yes, next time outside will be even better.  Renee and I are going to try to meet up on Tuesday in Florence, Kentucky.  Hope that goes as well as yours.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Renee on March 17, 2019, 09:36:56 PM
Glad to hear your gathering went well.  Yes, next time outside will be even better.  Renee and I are going to try to meet up on Tuesday in Florence, Kentucky.  Hope that goes as well as yours.
Did we settle on 11am?  Should we ask if anyone else in the area wants to join in?
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on March 17, 2019, 10:56:23 PM
Yes, just in case anyone else in the area is interested, Renee and I are going to meet at the Florence Mall (exact location may be a bit up in the air since I do not know the area).  11am on the 19th sounds terrific to me.  We will look for a good grassy area but if the weather does not cooperate we can head inside the mall.   Wish we were close enough to have Myk_Myk, Kirk and Rachel with us but maybe another time when we are closer to Atlanta!!!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on March 19, 2019, 05:46:57 PM
Would love to have you!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on April 07, 2019, 09:41:25 PM
Sorry for the late notice!

Let’s do it again!

Sunday April 14 from 2-5. I think three hours is good?

Rehearse Live, LLC(https://www.rehearselive.com/Contact-Us)

I've made this since our last meet!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7922/40594614943_e328b83742_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Rd1Jc)RL STAGE-1 (https://flic.kr/p/24Rd1Jc) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8267124@N08/)
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Kirk on April 20, 2019, 03:48:19 PM
OOPS, Missed it. :(
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on May 04, 2019, 09:48:48 PM
May 12, 2-5pm is the next meetup!

Hope I'm not the only top spinner this time.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Kirk on May 06, 2019, 02:22:04 PM
Mother's Day?? No can do :(
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on May 06, 2019, 07:22:29 PM
I'm a dunce! I can't either!!!

I'll get back with a new date...
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on May 15, 2019, 12:59:14 PM
Sorry, I didn't get back sooner.

The meetup is on for 5/19 from 2-5.

Hope some toppers can make it!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Kirk on May 17, 2019, 07:59:04 AM
double rats. Can't do this one either. We hope to see you next month.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on July 06, 2019, 04:42:41 PM
So sorry I forgot to post the June meetup here!

I've been doing yoyos at the rock and blues camp, and we had the most people yet at our June meeting!

I was the only one throwing any tops, though... I get so busy there, I never seem to get to play much either, so I can't be a very good ambassador.

Hopefully some top throwers can come to our July meet, to help foster interest.

I bought a bunch of Short Circuits and Electricks to sell and give away to new throwers (I need to at least sell some).

We're shooting for 07/21 2-5pm. I'll confirm and remind.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on July 06, 2019, 05:30:57 PM
A Rock and Blues Camp in Atlanta?  Is that for kids?  Is it with a local church or youth center?  Just curious.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on July 07, 2019, 03:24:22 PM
It's for kids 11-17

I've been with them since the beginning, 14 years now, I believe.

They lost their home, and that was a big part of me opening my business. They bounced around in churches for two years, before I was finally able to pull it off.

http://rockandbluescamp.com/
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on July 07, 2019, 08:35:03 PM
I love these kind of stories.  Good work Myk_Myk!!!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on July 16, 2019, 11:19:49 PM
So we are on for 2-5pm on 07/21!

I hope some top throwers can come.

We have to go upstairs to a smaller space, but I think it's workable. Also, if the weather is OK, we can throw outside on the grass.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Kirk on July 21, 2019, 09:40:34 AM
We will try to make it.  We're not sure if we can get there in time.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on July 21, 2019, 07:14:42 PM
Thanks for coming.

You are a fantastic teacher!

Hopefully we can grow our ranks.

Next time I see you, I'll have Cable Car that you showed me. You work on Bermuda Triangle.  ;)
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on August 14, 2019, 02:18:23 PM
So we’re on for Sun 08/18 from 2-5pm

Hope to see some top throwers!

Also, I created a FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/916515598688799/
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Kirk on August 15, 2019, 10:56:35 PM
Well this is a pickle.
I need to practice before the nationals. (go to meetup)
I need to prepare to travel before the nationals (clean car, work, pack, etc.)
I doubt I can make it this month. :(
But I did finally learn barrel rolls.  I'm pretty choppy and they don't regen to well yet.  Perhaps I can learn spiders now.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: paxl13 on August 16, 2019, 06:46:33 AM
Spiders are painful... I never got good at it. I used to be able to regen on a OWB top with it but that doesn't say much!!!

All hail the mighty QSH
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on September 24, 2019, 01:10:54 PM
We are on for Sun 09/29 from 2-5 @:

Rehearse Live, LLC
rehearselive.com
2365 Pleasantdale Road
Atlanta, GA 30340

Kirk, I saw that you and Rachel will be in Savannah. I'll probably be the only top thrower, then...  :-[ Oh well, I'll keep trying to corrupt... err... inspire some of these yoers to give it a try.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Kirk on September 24, 2019, 11:15:21 PM
We miss another one.
And from recent reports there are only ghost spinners in Savannah.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on November 29, 2019, 06:06:41 PM
Sorry I didn't post the last one!

Here's the next one:
Sunday December 08, 2019 2-5pm

Rehearse Live, LLC
rehearselive.com
2365 Pleasantdale Road
Atlanta, GA 30340

Here's our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/916515598688799
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on December 13, 2019, 03:53:45 PM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VGMnRzsEajbsu8cD8

Nice group!

Hmmm, I don't see any spintops....

Is there a way to have Google Photos show?
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: ta0 on December 13, 2019, 05:22:44 PM
Is there a way to have Google Photos show?
An experiment (it shows now but I think the link will expire):

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YzZ-ZavxxSQcSTzzA36YYqCEmmntHbkJTSAvE_3SslBmh_lEXCtCBu8KgoewapF74NlnicEMyKHf8xAPkiEP76BClVw9gx_436CHwh3pDTHcawYY8o1ELMpNvVENibkIVuGR-vXyZx0=w651-h487)

You can always use screen capture are re-post using the add image function of the board
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on December 27, 2019, 11:57:52 PM
Next meetup is Sunday 01/12/2020 from 2-5pm.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on February 08, 2020, 09:12:12 PM
It was great to see Rob Tsou at the last meetup!

We're going to meetup here this time: https://g.co/kgs/wDRtMy

Hope to see some top throwers there!
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on February 16, 2020, 06:55:31 PM
I had a blast at the juggling festival Passing the Rollercoaster with Kirk!

I need to spend more time throwing with him. He's such a good teacher.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: ta0 on February 16, 2020, 10:45:22 PM
Passing roller coaster is a lot of fun and a wonderful reward for having learned to regen   8)
Attila looked half asleep one night (pass midnight) at Loon-Plage when I asked him if he wanted to pass the top and he immediately woke up!  :D
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on February 16, 2020, 11:42:48 PM
I can't say I did it very well, but I wasn't a total failure!

I'm excited to try it again.

Rob had about a 4" top at the January meetup, that I think Chris Neff made. I bet that one would be great for it. It played so nice, and was really easy to Roller Coaster on.
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Kirk on February 17, 2020, 12:22:57 AM
I can't say I did it very well,
Don't sell your self short.  You did pretty darn well. 
Title: Re: Meetup in GA
Post by: Myk_Myk on March 07, 2020, 04:50:18 PM
So sorry I spaced out on this month’s meetup! I had it in my head that tomorrow was the first Sunday in March…

Let do next week Sunday March 15th, 2-5 pm.