LOL! Totally! I got really excited when I got into it just this past year. I totally geeked out and love the beauty of the yo-yo’s as well, so I kind of went nuts. I have some really nice ones (including some titanium) even though my skill is just at the starter level. I’m practicing to improve though and hope to do my collection some justice!
The logical argument here seems to be that a certain yo-yo (subjective…) should be representative of a certain player’s skill-level (also subjective…). By this logic; all Ferrari’s should be owned by professional race-drivers. They are, however, mostly owned by old men that rarely drive them.
A basketball does not magically fly through a hoop; an (American) football does not spontaneously fly into the hands of a receiver with two seconds left. Clearly the user of the object causes that.
I buy yo-yo’s to feel how a particular shape, or combination of materials plays or “feels” vs. others. My relatively low skill level attests to the fact that the yo-yo imparts absolutely no skill at all.
Right. But…I do believe a particular yoyo can make a person (me) come off as more skilled than with another yoyo. Like, a person with wider V shape yoyo could awe a crowd but if someone handed the person their Duncan Imperial it may not end so well unless they are just as good with both shapes and can do tricks best suited for each yoyo. I forget what this Topic is supposed to be about…but it’s fun to read.
If you are using your yoyos you are indeed doing them justice.
An Absolutely brilliant answer, totally centered on Reality and drawn from a most logical mind without Emotion clouding the Trueness of the Words.
…This calls for a 1 man Standing Ovation. And a 3 thumbs up(I borrowed a thumb from my girl).
Easily the Best response in this thread………
You are way too kind.
Magic hertz still my favourite
Well, I actually have A LOT to say on this topic! (takes deep breath)…… uh….never mind.
(Catch you guys in 6 months when someone else tags me in a discussion, and I poke my head back into forum-land)
When you stroll the BST you should check the new YYR Wonder if you did not already (undercut).
Keep it horizontal and till in 6 month.
We need someone to stir the pot please @nightshadow
Um… picked up my Brother-in-law’s MYY Aurora and proceeded to fail repeatedly at Trapeze and his Brother…
This is moments after tossing a Swipe Double GT into some Eli Hops on my PwrHouse.
If you’re not used to a throw, the yoyo might decide to make you look like a total nincompoop.
I have 75-80 yo-yos. Ranging in price from freebies to my prized Unknown edition Few and Far Between Inception that was just over $200 after shipping. And I can’t do roller coaster or split the atom.
Don’t feel bad, after 5 years I’m still working on sleeper with an unresponsive yoyo. I feel like I’m almost there.
It sounds as if you have focused much of your energy on the collection side of things, and why not. If there was not a wide array of yoyos available to buy and collect do you think you would still be drawn to the hobby as much?
I definitely need to focus more on learning. But I’ve learned a lot. Just need to fill in the gaps. It’s more a matter of learning the order of the trick elements for me.
I hope everyone’s collection is capable of more than what they can do with their yoyos. How else are you going to progress?
I feel Like I’ve been making decent progress
I mean I’ve been around since 1997 and I am very close to taking the challenge of learning my 1st trick.
As soon as I figure out now to put the string on the yo-yo, I’ll be rockin like Dokken!
I’m using a Duncan Imperial. I set it down in the driveway first, and ran over it a few times with my truck to make sure the yo-yo didn’t outskill me. It does have a little vibe coming up the string
Almost didn’t notice the vibe until the lens fell out of my Sunglasses.
most of my collection has potential way beyond my present skill level. but as an example of outskilling a yoyo, the butterfly xt can’t handle my advanced 1a freestyle… granted i’m using it to learn 0A tricks.
Beautiful collection! I need a case like that.
I mean to be honest people back in the day probably did more with a fast 201 than I could ever hope to do, so with 100 percent certainty my collection outskills me. If I somehow outskill the fast 201 I’ll never clear the hitman hurdle.