Biggest yoyo mistake

(Graham) #1

What’s the worst thing you’ve done with/to your yoyo?

Here’s mine:
I was standing outside a store front, waiting for my family, and I decided to do some tricks while I was waiting. Totally forgetting that I had just wrapped the string around the bearing, not on it (It was a new string, I don’t do that often) I went into a breakaway and the yoyo flew into the street and started rolling towards a drain. Had to run out to grab it, totally putting its safety above my own. Lucky I got it before it got anywhere horrible, it wasn’t hurt too bad, and I didn’t get run over.

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(Jon) #2

:thinking:

priorities

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(Jon) #3

My mistake was not changing my string regularly when I was starting out. My yoyo basically used to turn into a projectile once every week or so

Hands on circular motion + projectile motion practice?

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({John15}) #4

I can hear that bone chilling sound now… :scream:

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#5

Well me? Personally it’s the time when I stripped my first ever metal yoyo because it hit the floor. Do keep in mind I had dinged it for over 30 times. Yep definitely ain’t getting a trade for that

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(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #6
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#7

That one time… I unboxed a new OD SK in my car then got out and accidentally threw it into the driveway.

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#8

Wait first grade? That’s pretty young, like 6-7. You sure it wasn’t a later grade?

(Justin Hammond) #9

About a month into learning how to use a proper Yoyo I got a little too confident and bonked my wife on top of the head… it want too hard of a hit, but definitely deserved the two punches to the chest shortly there after lol. Lesson learned, give yourself plenty of room to throw. :ok_hand::sweat_smile:

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(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #10

Yep, got my imperial in first grade, first store bought yo. Prior to that my grandmother made all my yoyos. I started carrying a yoyo when I was 4 or 5. Thanks Grandma! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

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#11

Ohh right I remember your awesome grandma story! :v:

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(From the cranky old folks home) #12

We all had yoyos in first grade, and ultimately so did the teacher after similar moves as skitrz described. Mostly wooden Duncans. Some teacher is probably sitting on a gold mine of vintage Duncan yoyos.

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#13

Because mine dont really leave the house I haven’t ever done anything bad like others have said. Worst thing is smacking myself in the face a couple of times which I can’t really say is a fun experience

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(Jon) #14

comes with the territory!

it’s the best part

(Patrick Dressel) #15

I was younger. Wasn’t really paying attention. Throwing my Aurora ( a titanium). Hit my 12 lb miniature douschound :frowning: . She seemed okay but I felt horrible. She kinda just stood there for a sec and whimpered and then waddled away. Rest her soul.

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(Jon) #16

mistakes happen. Good thing she wasn’t hurt!

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#17

Traded a Crow’d Fusion for a…
Wait for it…
Dif-e-yo Wide Sport

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#18

I think my biggest YoYo mistake was thinking that buying a better YoYo would make me so better YoYoer.

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(James Hughes) #19

Mine is playing with my Duncan Cold Fusion out on concrete. String snapped and it went rolling. Next would be loosing that thing somehow while moving one time.

#20

Pssh, that’s nothing. I traded a peak for a superstar. And that’s not even the worst trade I’ve done.

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