Hello everyone! My name is genji (not my real name, but that’s as far as you get unless we do a trade, and I’m forced to send you my name extra brownie points if you can tell me where I got the name genji from!) Anyways, I thought I would make this thread as a way to document my learning in both 1a, and 2a…technically meh looping/crap looping (right and left hand looping).
Let’s start with a little bit of a backstory…When I was just a Wee Child, I was abandoned on a door stoop in Queens…wait…that’s not my backstory…I think that was some from movie :-\ Anyways, my real backstory in yoyo’ing anyways began back in 2003. I started off with a fireball, because it’s what I remembered from middle school, then I read up on some other throws, my first real string trick yoyo was a Duncan Throw Monkey, and a month or so later, I ended up getting a speeder, which at the time didn’t help me much, because I didn’t know what binding was.
Anyways, long story short, learned some tricks, most advanced thing I learned was cold fusion, and Kwijibo, I attended a DXL meet where I got to meet Doc Pop (Talked to me for like 30 mins and showed me Gyroscopic Flop., super nice guy!) One of the dudes was going off to Iraq, forgot the dudes name, so that is why they were all meeting up. I met some cool people, and never saw them again. At this point in time, believe this was mid 2005 when that happened. I kept on throwing until February of 2006, when I saved up to order 2 Anti-Yo Eetsits, and shortly after, I stopped throwing, because I ended up moving from California, to Georgia.
Which brings us to December of 2011! I was helping my mom move some old stuff from her storage unit, when I happened to stumble upon a box with all of my old yoyo’s in it (including 2 mint Eetsit’s), and when I got home that evening went to see if I had any of my old skills down. I could do cold fusion, brain twister, mach 5, split the atom, and some other basic tricks. This was like December 20th of 2011, and I went online that night, believe it was the 21st of December when I joined here on YYE, and started trying to learn as much as I could, and ended up going to the chatroom a lot, and found a person (Preinfalk) that traded me 4 yoyo’s for one of my Eetsit’s. I didn’t know which yoyo’s were “hip and happening” so I decided to trade, and ended up getting 3 YYF throws; 888x, 2007 G5, 2.0, and an Anti-Yo Busine$$.
Now onto February 9th, at 3am while I write this, and tell you what I have learned since December of 2011. I have since learned up through all of the advanced section under the Learn tab, and most of the Expert level tricks. I’m still working on a few of the whips, and slack tricks. I can do Kamikaze, Kwijibo, Spirit Bomb, Hidemasa Hook, Ninja Vanish (not on Boulay’s list), Jade Whip, Laceration, Pop-N-Fresh, and others. I am currently working on And Whut? and just picked up a Yomega fireball right before Toys-R-Us closed last night(2/8). Forgot to mention, I have also become a very avid trader, and have about 17 trades under my belt (3 still waiting for feedback on) all within a month and a half lol. I ship priority and with insurance tho, so I’m awesome like that…Anyways, This is where our tale takes off, and my real journey begins.
My Goal is to become good enough to compete in contests, mostly 1a, and maybe 2a. Also, I bought a Go Big, but my journey for 4a has not started yet, and will be added to the blog, after I get a good handling down on 2a. I’d rather concentrate on just 1a, and 2a for the time being. Also, as of just getting a looping yoyo, I can do like 3-5 inside loops with my right hand, and 3 loops with my left. To be honest, I have never tried doing that much with my left hand if I didn’t have to, so learning to throw with my left hand is going to be quite the experience.
I will stop writing this blog entry for now, and promise you that I won’t write anything this long again unless you guys can win a prize or something at the end for doing it. Also, if anyone has actually read this whole thing through…then you must be insane, or really really really really bored! Thanks to the 2 people who read this, and the 5-10 people who skim it lol Look forward to new entries daily (kept to a paragraph or 2 minimum of course!) and potential videos. I’m actually going to order my camera online as soon as I’m done writing this, I’m getting a Kodak Zx5, so look forward to videos shortly! Possibly video blogs, so you don’t have to read! Hooray for you guys!
Also, big shout out to my Peeps from the chat room! Preinfalk AKA Glacier Gangsta (he lives in Alaska :D), Crosswhite, mGodzilla AKA mgodinez…RAWR! and Kyo. Also…Rena AKA YoYoBot…I still hate you.
Also, big shout outs to all of the random people who ask one question in chat and then disconnect…you know who you are