How long does it take to get picked up by a team?


(angryskills) #1

So I was sort of just thinking about this and thought id ask. Thanks guys


(angryskills) #2

…After you have gone to or won contests.


#3

You have to build a following, simple as that.


(angryskills) #4

ya but i mean how much time did it take, lets say, Gentry to get picked up by team yyf after his first contest? thx for the info though :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

Theres a time and place for everything. Time varies from person to person. Plus the impact that you have at a contest is important too; you want to be a person that people can easily identify. Like mrciurleo, you have to put yourself out there and be a known individual in the community


(angryskills) #6

ok, i understand. thanks :slight_smile:


#7

I would improve on improving your tricks and style. Once you’re good enough, companies will know.


(angryskills) #8

how many of you guys are on a team?


#9

Not many, probably 1 or 2


#10

Man, if only we knew


#11

Just so you know, gentry was with One Drop before he was with yoyofactory. I don’t know how many of you know this, so if you don’t know, now you know!

…but even then I don’t know how long he was with OneDrop before he got with Yoyofactory.


#12

I’d say 2 weeks of yoyoing is pretty standard for getting sponsored.


#13

It’s insane how his style has changed so much


(angryskills) #14

i didnt know that he was with one drop first :stuck_out_tongue: thanks 4 da info


#15

I’d say the 10,000 hour rule is a good place to start. Once you have practiced hard for a combined total of 10,000 hours then you will have teams begging you to join. I’m a prodigy so it only took 90 days and I’d guess about 1,000 hours of play and had a few teams after me. I didn’t want throwing to turn into a job so I actually kept my day job, bought a ton of new throws, and just throw casually for myself now. It was a great ride while it lasted though.


(angryskills) #16

Awesome. btw have you seen that ‘10000 hours’ youtube video?


(Owen) #17

About as long as it takes for you to become good and have recorded yourself being good.


#18

what are the reasons to switch sponsorship other than money? or maybe your own throw being made.?


#19

Dang. That combo right after the behind the back one was CRAZY GOOD


#20

LeftyLink hit the nail on this one. I’ve seen kids being picked up within months of showing their fresh faces on the Internet. Then I have friends who have started way before my time aren’t on any teams. I sometimes forget that I’m on a team when at a contest just yo-yoing and kicking back honestly.

Shouldn’t be asking ‘how long’ it takes, you should be asking ‘what it takes’… Or something like that.