This is something I have wondered about, and it would be an interesting topic to discuss.
So At worlds this year, a few of us were watching a certain player from here in the US, and upon seeing his yoyoing, many commented that his style was “so Japanese”.
Awhile back, I had released a 1A video experimenting with tech that was heavily based off of inspiration from Evan Geller’s 1A. And I received a few comments from different individuals saying “You have a very Polish style in this video”.
And throughout my years of yoyoing, I have heard people say “Japanese style” “Russian style” “Polish Style” “Brazillian style” And more recently, I have heard “Hong Kong style” and “Singapore style”
So my question is this.
Do you see that each country seems to have its own “style” as people call it that seems to mostly be done among people of said country?
If so, what are defining factors that make that style so obvious as the (blank) style. (e.g, something and something makes this the Russian style)
And also, (and this has been talked about at clubs and contest before) many people say that the US doesn’t have one of these “styles” that other countries have, because everyones is very different. (The same has been said about Canadian yoyoers), so if you see this as so, why do you think this may be?
Again, these are terms and things that I have heard tossed around during many a contest, meeting, and comments on videos.
What do you see?