I remember years and years ago while I was in school; I had a Spring Break😉.
Seriously; I had something more cringeworthy than a string break.
Years ago; I went to what used to be an annual event. The DXL Battle Yoyo Contest. There were usually 3 or 4 yoyo vendors there. One particular year; Ernie Kaiser was one of the sellers(GeneralYo). He had some of his quality yoyos there for display and for sale.
One of the yoyos he had up for sale was the Magnesium Magnum. He had a few on the table. I remarked about it and he said, ‘Go ahead and give one a throw, Mo’.
So I did just that.
Now you have to picture this… For YEARS;I have been telling kids to ALWAYS check your string length to ground; before you blast off on the throwdown.
Ernie and I are both about the same height; so for some peabrained reason; I ‘assumed’ the string would be about the same length on his Yoze as mine?
So instead of practicing what I normally preach; I wound that sucker up and FIRED it right into the pavement! The string was so long; it came up to my neck level; hahaha.
When it smashed into the ground; it made a loud ringing noise! Ernie looked over at me with a pretty Shocked expression on his face.
I just smiled and asked him, ‘You know what that sound was? It was the sound of a cash register making a Sale’.
I told him, ‘I play; I pay.’
…I saw no other option since it was my error to not manually check the string.