While I’m glad yoyoing is getting some publicity, I’m not impressed with MTV’s attitude in that second link. They make it sound like yoyoing is a cutthroat sport and Gentry is the second coming of Christ because 'murica. That’s nothing against Gentry, he’s one of the best, I just didn’t like the line, “asserted his dominance over Takeshi Maatsura”… When in reality Takeshi or any number of the other competitors could have taken the top spot, it was just Gentry’s day to have a stellar routine.
How they portray yoyoing is totally not how the yoyo community acts, we’re all generally pretty friendly and supportive. Although the finals are surely super competitive, it’s good-natured and respectful competition, not a knock down, drag out fight like MTV describes it as being.