How do you get past a slump

(Brad) #1

So I’m getting a little down, thought I retained more than I did. It’s like starting over :sob: is there anything you guys recommend for getting over these little slumps?

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({John15}) #2
  • watch cool videos of people throwing
  • learn a new trick
  • by a new yoyo or gear like strings or something
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(Spinworthy Glen) #3

I definitely don’t recommend buying a new yoyo to get over a slump.

Stop throwing for a couple of days, then perhaps go back to learning some tricks that may be more achievable for your skill level.

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(Tyler) #4

How long has it been since you last threw a yoyo? Just gotta keep at it. Maybe do the easiest tricks you know to just build up confidence before moving back to harder stuff again.

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(Brad) #5

Right now i can’t even throw a viable break away, I have a pretty good bind going but it’s been over 10 years

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(Tyler) #6

Oh dang so it’s been a minute - just gotta brush off the cobwebs and you’ll be right back on it!

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(Justin ) #7

Why not? A new throw can add some freshness to your playing and maybe spark some new inspiration!

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(Brad) #8

I wish I could right now it isn’t in the cards, I’m thinking of getting something responsive to mess around with when I get the cash

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({John15}) #9

Oh wow, yeah sorry I didn’t realize you were this green. Maybe getting a responsive yo-yo would help at this stage

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(Spinworthy Glen) #10

Doubtful, but maybe. It isn’t a cycle that is necessarily helpful. Slump -new yoyo, slump -new yoyo…

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#11

Just throw front style lol

For each yoyo sesh you should try to end it on a high note. (dank, smooth combo, bind, remove finger loop) If you put the yoyo down frustrated with your inability to land a trick you’ll have a harder time picking it back up next time! For me at least.

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#12

Different perspectives work for me. Doesn’t need to be a new yoyo. Old ones work too!

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(Brad) #13

Green ? HAH I’m so rusty imma need a 55 gallon drum of wd40

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(Brad) #14

Yes this could get expensive lol

#15

This is honestly how I’ve built my collection since I’ve started throwing and I’m extremely happy with doing it this way.

Bored or can’t come up with any new tricks? I buy a new yoyo. Usually the only time I buy new yoyos honestly

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(Justin ) #16

Well sure, if buying a new yoyo were the only method to beget inspiration. But it’s not. Buying a new yoyo is just one of the many many ways one can lift themselves out of a rut. This time it could be a new yoyo, the next time some other form of inspiration.

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(Brad) #17

Like I said right now that isn’t an option, I’m thinking I need to push through this and work on good front throws until they are straight. Work on not having and slack on my binds

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(Justin ) #18

I understand; I was just replying to @Glenacius_K.

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(Brad) #19

No problem, I wasn’t trying to be mean or anything guess my frustration is showing in my posts tonight. I’m sorry bro

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#20

As a newbie or someone coming back I definitely wouldn’t recommend buying new yoyos right now

I was just saying I don’t see it as a problem once you’ve actually been grinding for a bit

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