So today at work, me and my buddy(who also yoyos) were practicing some tricks. Most of the coworkers there think it’s kinda childish or lame to throw but don’t give us any issues. One coworker who loves watching us throw has been on the sidelines for a few weeks now, intrigued but intimidated, decided to give it a try. Spent a good while learning the bind and finally got it. He was pretty stocked. Asked me how to do a whip bind and got it on his third try. He was completely amazed or so it seemed. He’s very interested in it now and asked me where to learn more and where to buy. Hopefully he keeps this up and joins our family.
Then my other friend from work, who often makes fun of us, gave it ago as well despite all the trash he talks on it. He got a bind down pretty quickly, remembered rock the baby from childhood and did that. I could see that he was happy he did it inside and that he kinda enjoyed it but refused to say so.
So all in all, even people who talk poorly on it actually enjoy it once they give it a go. Too bad their image on it steers them away.