Hey guys my name is Dylan and I recently decided to pick yoyoing back up (last time I threw a yoyo was 4th grade and I am now 22 haha) after my friend purchased a Duncan Mosquito. He told me about it on the phone and I instantly had a rush of nostalgia as I though about the team of yoyo ninjas that would come to my elementary school once a year and sell about a thousand yoyos after their amazing demonstration.
I quickly got on Yomega’s website and started looking at the X-Brain (remembering that was the coolest one back in the day.) Before ordering it I did a quick google query for “The best yoyo” thinking I might find a cool yoyo to show up my friend. What I found blew my mind, I came across a faq stating that yoyos can cost $100+ and I figured I had to see what I was missing out on at the Yomega website.
Fast forward about 2 days of browsing around on the Internet and I stumbled to this site and started obsessively watching Andre teaching tricks and reading the forums (you guys rock btw.) I decided that I just had to join the yoyo community with a great yoyo (ie. not an X-Brain.)
I want to take a moment to explain that I have a bit of a problem with money… it tends to burn large holes in my pockets
Instead of doing the responsible and intelligent thing and buying a beginner yoyo like it is suggested multiple times in this forum and others I decided that I wanted a YoYoFactory DNA (after reading dryoyo’s awesome review.) I figured once I learned the basics I would end up getting one anyway, why not get it now!
After 3 days of checking the mail every hour it finally arrived. I quickly eviscerated the packaging, put the string on, and threw a hard sleeper… or what I though would be a sleeper. It spun sideways, tangled into a knot, and swung immediately back at my face giving me an awesome black eye and destroying my pride
Clearly everybody had suggested a beginner yoyo to beginners for a reason! After about 10 hours of persistence I have now gotten the basic tricks down (It is no longer flying back at me and beating me up.) I love my DNA but I have come to the conclusion that I should also get something thing that has better response so I can nail down tricks a bit quicker until I get better (binding has proven especially hard on my DNA due to my inexperience haha.) Hopefully that will be coming in the mail early next week.
I look forward to posting a lot and getting to know you guys, next time I decide to purchase something that is clearly out of my league I will ask first.
I think I should be a hand model: