A little bit of history


#1

ok so I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and it’s the right time. Almost exactly 6 years ago we closed the Skilltoys.net forums forever, removing over 7 years of historical conversations, trick information, product releases, arguments and other stuff that happens in a yo-yo forum. I’ve held on to the archive of those forums since that day, and today I’m putting it back up as part of the Museum. It’s read only so no-one can post, but I hope you find it an enjoyable look back through time.

Skilltoys.net Board

You may recognize some names in there - for example, MasterMagic would be the one and only André Boulay. barneyakers is Steve Brown, dif-e-yo is actually Frank and I believe somewhere buried in there is the original announcement of the Konkave bearing.


#2

Hard to believe it’s been that long.


#3

I can’t wait to read through it. Thanks Chimera. I love reading about yo-yo history.

MasterMagic wished me a happy birthday yesterday. ;D That was so cool!


#4

This deserves a sticky…


#5

Awesome! Thanks for this!


#6

wow! I was totally the most annoying kid ever!

I haven’t cringed this much in a long time!

interesting look back in time.


#7

I wonder how many other users will feel the same, looking back at their younger selves :slight_smile:


#8

Yeah, there were some historic flame wars going on at times.
I think a lot of us are a bit guilty there.


(ed) #9

Wow. I missed that place.


(Steve Brown) #10

http://i.imgur.com/gOhyMuE.jpg


#11

I feel that way looking at my old account, and I’ll probably feel that way about this account eventually.

What was your username?


#12

oh wow, this will be fun… thanks for this


#13

Don’t dig too deep… :wink:


#14

Heh, that place closed down shortly after I got into yoyoing, wish I got a chance to join the forums there, oh well, reading through some of those posts seems pretty satisfying too!


#15

oh I already have… most of my really obnoxious posts predate that database though :slight_smile: (most)


#16

Kinda wish most of the pics of the mods done were still there…


#17

There may be some in the photo gallery which I have, but didn’t restore due to disk space. I’ll see what I can do.


#18

Ooh, now that is a forum I wish I still had - the original “Dave’s wonderful world of yo-yos” board. Unfortunately that got corrupted before I had any concept of backups.


(ed) #19

So much fun to read back through that stuff. It’s pretty crazy how many friends I have now whom I first knew as screen names on Dave’s board. Now if Rich/Tommy and GReg could somehow reload the ES and yoyoing.com/news boards, I’d have a 10.0 nostalgia-quake.

Edit: memmmmmmorrrrrieeees


#20

It’s so weird not seeing anything about CLYW and general yo.