-One who is passionate towards a particular party.
-One who swears to one party, company, or business.
-A device used to circulate air.
Hello YoYoExpert community. I am spending the weekend with my girlfriend so I decided to write one of my mini-series peices with her. This one being entitled Fanboyism. By now I think most of you people know what my mini-series project is. But for those of you who don’t, I try to pick a big subject in the community of yoyoing and put it together peice by peice. Wrongs rights and in betweens. Again, this is not meant to offend anybody. This is a discussion peice.
The subject of Fanboys in yoyoing is always around. And we all know how to spot them. Just look around, YYE has it’s fair share of fanboys. And there is nothing to do to change that. They will always swear by ________ and that’s that.
Now if you allege yourself with one company and only buy from that company. Think about what you as a yoyoer are missing. Since you are only buying from _____ and most yoyo companies try to recycle shapes, you may only be able to two or three different shapes. Now even if these yoyos have different weights, you really are still limiting yourself to two or three yoyos. If you buy many yoyos from say YYJ, YYF, Duncan, General-Yo, DTI and SPYY, you are going to get many more different sizes weights and shapes than you would if you just bought from YYF.
Also, the defending of certain companies has lately gotten out of hand. It is one thing for a sponsored player from the company to stand up and say “Hold on, this is what REALLY happens.” But when ten and twelve year olds that are obsessed with the company try to set the record straight, it doesn’t usually go over in the best of fashions. In short. Companies can defend themselves. We don’t need every little kid defending YYJ because they have a misled conception of them being “better” than other companies. If a company didn’t want to be criticized, they should not have become a company. Once you hit a certain level, EVERY SINGLE thing you do will become scrutinized by hte masses. This is true in yoyoing. And for all of you kids who think you are doing YYF good by crying about how they do the best work out there. This is kind of what you remind me of:
Also, how do we expect the YoYo World to expand if people won’t spread themselves out to try newer companies. Some of the best yoyos come from these tiny homebrew companies, but some people won’t even give them a chance because they aren’t Duncan or YYF.
In short, don’t just stick to a single company because they have a few good yoyos, you may find that another company has even better yoyos that you like evn more. Variety is the spice of life after all.
Thats all I have to say about that…
Till next time,
Quinton D Haley