I used to put 100% of my focus when determining how much I liked a yoyo on how well it did in straight line performance tests. Speedcombos, long combos, horizontal combos. I thought that anyone who said they enjoyed the “feel” of a yoyo was kidding themselves. This is how I operated for the past 6 years.
But that recently changed, when I tried an undercut yoyo. It was like the sky opened up, and the good vibes rained down.
It wasn’t the BEST competition yoyo out there, but it just had this feeling on the string. I couldn’t put it down! Now, I can see where you guys are coming from as far as this is concerned.
I couldn’t imagine looking and looking for a certain yoyo that wasn’t even that good for competition, but now I can. It’s about whatever clicks with you. Whatever gives you joy.
Now don’t get me wrong, I still think throwing is more important than collecting, but now, I think I can see where you collectors coming from. I guess I should apologize to some of the more collector oriented throwers on the forum, because now I find myself wanting to collect another undercut yoyo myself. (But as I said, I do still think growing your skills is the most awesome feeling)
Of course competition performance is still one of my loves as well. This is why I so much enjoy Sengoku’s performance lineup. But like I said, I’ve realized that it having the right “feel” is very important too.
Anyway, there you go. That’s how my attitude towards a lot of yoyoing changed overnight.
Peace, keeping throwing y’all!