How good do you have to be to compete?


#1

Hi,

I’ve played for 3 months, stopped for 3 years, and started again 3 days ago. I can do Gerbil, Cold Fusion, Pop n Fresh, Eli Hops, Plastic Whip, Boing e boing, flops, and half a kwijibo, but those are just the hard ones. In like 15 minutes I could learn a trick (less than difficulty of those given).

I’m wondering if I should even bother going to a contest, as the nearest one is 3.5 hours away. What is the usual skill level of state contests? I see videos online of people doing crazy tricks, but I know that’s national or worlds and of course they are good. Should I wait till I can get all of the ladder?

Thanks!


(Erik Kerber ) #2

You can compete whenever you want its not about winning. But since you have to make such a long trip you might want to wait a bit until you get more of the laddder tricks down.

But I would really recommend going to contest as soon as you can. Thats a great way to met other players and just hang out and have great time


#3

I would say go whether or not you will compete. It is great to just go be with other yoyoers and get inspired. You can learn from others and hat have a good time. You should also look the contest up and what different “divisions” they have. Maybe there will be one that fits your level perfectly. Good luck and have fun.


#4

You don’t even have to know what an Eli hop is to compete

But to win, is a little different


#5

What about the sport ladder? Do people ususally finish the whole thing?


#6

The winners often do. But many people don’t.


#7

Both 1 and 2?


#8

Any contest’s skill level is higher than that. It’s usually pretty high-level no matter where you are. Not to bring you down, but you probably won’t make finals, but it’s not a bad idea to get some experience on stage. Contests are also fun to attend even if you’re not competing.


#9

You should go to the contest! It’s tons of fun.


#10

Until you feel you are good enough. When you begin making your own combos I would say.


#11

If you wait until you are good enough, you may never get to a contest.