I thought I’d take a break from work for a bit and discuss this.
I’ve been back in the yoyo scene for about 6 months now, and I think its safe to say that I am mostly caught up on all of the new companies, terms, new trick concept names, etc.
As I get more new yoyos little by little, I notice that certain yoyo’s have a certain feel to them that is hard to really put a finger on. It’s not as simple as yoyo’s feeling “different” in terms of shape and build, but it goes beyond that and I’m curious of the thoughts of some of you.
I feel that certain yoyo’s have this sort of “essence” about them that almost seems to give them a personality, and some other yoyo’s seem to lack this feeling. It isn’t about how “good” the yoyo is, but something else entirely. For example, one of my current favorite yoyos is the Caribou Lodge Bear Vs Man. It was a yoyo that was my favorite during my original active years in the yoyo world and still remains my all time favorite. Another one of my favorite yoyos to throw is the YoyoFactory Shutter. It has everything I like in a yoyo: Stability, speed, solid spins, nice shape. Yet while it has these things I love, I feel it doesn’t have this “essence” that I feel on the bear vs man.
Another example would be the One Drop Format C. It’s another of my favorite newer yoyos and like the other mentioned yoyos, it has all the things I love, but also has this extra bit of essence to it that gives it a certain personality and feel. Whereas another of my newer yoyos, the Caribou Cliff, doesnt have that same feeling despite being a yoyo I enjoy very much.
Can anyone pinpoint what this is exactly? I mean, as much as thinking a yoyo is alive and has a personality would be great, there’s probably a better explanation
Like I said, its doesnt feel like its about how “good” a yoyo is or how much it plays to my preferences, because even yoyo’s I don’t like as much, have this feeling more than others that I enjoy.
Or maybe I’m just a bit crazy. Which I fully welcome as an answer to this.