Anyone else's collection far "outskill" them?

I feel as if my collection of throws far outweighs the amount of skill I have. I have over a dozen bimetals, and 20+ monometals, but I know I’m no where near the skill level required to truly push them to their limits.

Though I love collecting them, which I guess is a hobby on it’s own haha.

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I would guess that it is rare for most active players to grow their skills faster than their collection…

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Yes. In my opinion my collection far outweighs my skill tenfold I believe, but then again I am usually doubtful of my ability to yoyo well lol.

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every collection of every yoyoer outskills them.

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I already Won this Contest.

Possessing a Tablespoon of playing skill out of a Gallon of potential.

With over 1500 yo-yos and the ability to write every trick I know on the back of my thumb…

Suspense over…… but let’s find out who wants to wrestle for 2nd?

I’d explain more but I gotta go.

I’m expecting mail today and tomorrow and Saturday…

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Oh 110 percent. I do not have the skills to push my Ari to its limits. But dang I still love it.

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Yes. :pleading_face: (Sadly looks at my Duncan Imperial)

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+1 here. Was true the day I got my first yoyo and is true now that yoyo collecting has become my main hobby (followed by reading this forum and actually yoyoing).

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i could still be throwing around my magicyoyo hertz that i got when i first got back into modern yoyoing and it would STILL be more than enough yoyo for my skills. that being said, it’s nice to have options and explore other kinds (and more expensive) yoyos because they all offer different experiences

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I will challenge you to this title. I think I last learned something new in 2006… intense job, kids, life… stalls out the skills, but the collection still grows. The good news is that sales of older pieces fund the new acquisitions. Self-sustaining!

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I’m having trouble understanding this one…

Isn’t even the best thrower in the world “outskilled” by their collection?

Every time someone comes up with a newer or harder trick, the yoyo could already do it. Could’ve done it the second the thrower obtained it.

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Not Evan Nagao

Only Jesus throws better combos……:innocent:

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You’re saying he’s no longer able to innovate and push his skills further?

Reached the top, as it were?

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I didn’t say that. I said exactly what I said and meant exactly what that specific wording indicated.

Nothing more.

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If you enjoy your collection, no skill is needed!

That’s just what I tell myself to sleep easier with the money I’ve spent.

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Once you factor in all the prize money and endorsement deal income, collecting really makes sense. There is a category at worlds for collecting, right?

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Well sure you did. The specific wording

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Is that you meant exactly that Evan Nagao is not “outskilled” by his collection.

I would like to respectfully argue for the sake of conversation, good sir, that the second Evan (or anyone else) comes up with a new trick or Jesus-level combo he/they are only accessing potential the yoyo already possesed.

The yoyo was already capable of this new trick or combo and we would know this because Evan (or anyone else) was able to perform it.

I feel that way about my bimetals. They can spin much longer than any several tricks I know. But they are great when you need all the sleep time you can get to learn more complicated tricks.

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Even my Duncan Butterfly from the 80s outskills me lol

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Before @jhb8426 spidey senses get triggered, please notice that the term “outskill” is in quotes in the subject. This is a fun thought in a forum about a toy, no need for “pedantics” (or made up words for that matter). :nerd_face:

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