At my kid’s school, they did a NED show. Following that show is the obligatory sale of poor quality yoyos. As a result, there are lots of new kids throwing who need help. I’ve already helped a bunch to put the string on their finger right, hold it right, orient the string right and throw properly.
I hurt my right arm recently, so I’m done throwing for a bit to let things heal.
I have 4 kids. 2 are in school, 1 in pre-school, 1 not in pre-school yet.
The two eldest, a girl and a boy(in that order, the other two are girls) are bringing their yoyos to school. No, not NED stuff. My boy, the #2, you may know, does throw. Pretty good for some 7 year olds. Andre’s seen him, so I’ve got “cred” to back me up. My eldest was into it, briefly, then bailed. Now, I think thanks to this NED stuff, is back into it and is throwing her responsive-set-up Legacy II.
I told my kids that I can’t really do much to help the other kids because of my arm injury. I told them they would have to step it up and help the other kids since I can’t do much right now. I guess they took it seriously. Today, at the school, while waiting for the teachers to bring them in(they were in their lines), I saw both my kids helping correct kids with “new yoyo’er problems”.
I’m sure the next few days, I’m gonna be seeing broken strings and broken yoyos. Strings I can replace. Broken yoyos… these NED throws aren’t worth repairing. I’m already talking to parents about “upgrading”.