after looking at the recent recent yoyos coming to the market, I’ve had enough of market scheming and the dreaded “hype” that is fueled by fans and drags down the common person with outrageous prices for things we ALL know should cost a much smaller proportion. STARTING TODAY i hereby make a promise to myself and all of my friends, associates, idols, or whoever else that will do me the honor of reading this post; when buying or trading for any yoyo period, I will not pay or trade for an equal value of $80.
To add to this decree i will start making a series of videos that will show you that a good well designed yoyo, no matter what the price, will perform outstandingly.
Before ANY of you mention your favorite hyped up yoyo and saying “it’s worth every penny” or “it deserves the hype” think about that before you say it. If Jensen Kimmitt won 2010 worlds using only ONE $35 un-modified North Star, then what difference would it make if he would have had a superstar on the floor beside him?
And also before you fans start to question me, hear this
A yoyo manufacturer (company) will have the yoyos made for about $10-$15 at the MOST for a full run. the yoyo stores such as yoyo exert or yoyo nation will buy the yoyos at about $30-$50 a piece but that’s where the you come in. the stores rely on the anticipation and hype of the common person and the typical hype slave to drive the price that comes to $100 or more. and then to add insult to injury, the common person will buy the yoyo just for its value, not because they think it looks nice, not because they think it will play well, because they KNOW in their minds that if they say “i have one” everyone will line up their door step with their treasure chest saying “it’s yours” and will make a profit tenfold. But the saddest part of it all is, the yoyos that are masterpieces of performance will never reach their full potential because of dogs that sniff them out to be locked away and looked at in a case. Or a stand instead of use for its intended purpose.
sometimes a person’s worst nightmare, is for they prize yoyo to have a scuff so small, it can be seen unless it is put under a magnifying glass, ruining it resale value right? With every beater, realize that each scrap, scuff, mark and ding show that no matter what, that yoyo was used. through thick and thin, it was used until life was no more, and finally when it receives all of its battle scars, it can finally be put to rest these are the beaters, the yoyos that we stuck to because we played them no matter what.
To anyone who hears my message join me and the next time you hear someone say “it’s worth the hype” with out showing, or meaning any disrespect for your fellow yoyo player, please reply;
“no it’s not”.