i honestly never realized there was such a "craze’ going on during the late 90s early 00s until i recently started throwing again. i had gone to an outdoor beer festival where they were handing out swag, and this one table had a choice of a koozie or chintzy yoyo - i chose the chintzy yoyo. my gf at the time and the people at the table were like wtf!!! i was in college then, and tossed that thing around and it crapped out quick, so i picked up a glow in the dark imperial and a trick book. i just kept throwing it around campus, in the bars, parties… just everywhere. this was in vermont… i grabbed a couple other models, but my edc was that same glow fixie - i loved it. i stopped playing after college, but now that my little guy is interested and we can do it together, it’s so fun!
I still whip that original falling apart glow imperial 'til this day. but man, things have progressed immensely. it’s amazing!
now we can’t stop. reading, watching, practicing, learning… an ‘occasional’ purchase… we love 0A. that’s what i always did, he likes it, but that doesn’t mean we’re staying with just that