I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the bay area classic yoyo contest this past weekend, which was a very wonderful experience for me as it is the first contest I have been to in quite a while!
I noticed that there seemed to be a lot more younger competitors and players at this contest compared to some years ago, and I find that both awesome, and intriguing as well.
I remember before, when a player happened to be a young one, as well as quite good, people would pay quite a bit attention to that player. Andrew Bergen comes to mind as he was somewhat of a prodigy and almost inhuman type of player at the time. But now, as I went around the contest, I would see younger kids left and right doing truly amazing tricks that years ago would have been enough to make any of these kids a bit of a prodigy.
As I watched the finals of the different divisions as well, I saw a younger generation compared to the 20-something dominated contest results I seem to remember.
When did this change happen? I love it for the record! I think seeing so many new rising stars of yoyoing is very inspirational. I may never catch up to these kids, but it’s very encouraging to watch!
P.S, thanks to the guys at the eXpert table! I picked up a new Diffusion that has been my main throw in the past two days since I got it!