embarrassing moments with a yoyo


#1

I did a yoyo performance once, and got a knot. I had to unscrew my yoyo and get the knot out, during the show!
has anything like that happened to anybody else?


#2

That’s why you take extra yoyos with you to the stage.


#3

wow, thanks. I never thought of that.


#4

You’re welcome.

I get knots all the time. But since I don’t compete, I just dig the knot out. Of course, I got enough I could go all day getting knots and swapping out, but then I’d be up all night picking knots out.

Don’t you watch contest videos? If they don’t get a knot, they may get a snag or a tangle and rather than waste time fixing the problem, they just swap it out. I even see players who, for whatever reason, can’t afford a set of identical yoyos, so they simply bring what they like the best out for their freestyles.


#5

lol i thought that was common sense.

And what Studio42 said.


#6

I can’t help imagining he was being sarcastic. Like, maybe he didn’t own a backup?


#7

I don’t assume much these days.

After working with a guitarist who never carried spare strings, picks, cables, amp, and sometimes guitar, as well as working with a drummer who doesn’t have drums or sticks or carpet and then having to compensate for these bozos by having to provide everything so I didn’t have to deal with their “issues” of constantly showing up unprepared.

I built a touring-grade electronic drum kit for the drummer, and bought a compete set of sufficient equipment to get started with guitar(guitar, amp, cables, picks, didn’t get extra strings but know where I can get some in a hurry if I needed to). I already had a mini-bass rig for the bassist, a keyboard rig for the keyboardist, and already had all the mics I needed.

So, sarcasm or not, being unprepared is always a bad thing.


#8

No doubt. A guitarist without spare strings (never mind the rest) is nutty!

I might also literally be imagining the sarcasm. :wink:


#9

no sarcasm intended. Just a bad case of unpreparedness.