Hey guys! Another Old Fart here ️. I used to throw in school back in the 90s and though I never did anything other than the basics (Walk The Dog, Around The World) I loved how it felt to throw and catch a yo-yo.
I bought a Duncan Imperial on a lark at a friend’s game store when visiting my alma mater and rediscovered that love. Soon bought a Shutter but got frustrated with binding, so I put the hobby down for another year until I discovered OneDrop through their Trillium fidget spinner. Ended up snagging a Deep State and then the Sage and Recess First Base. Been throwing for a few months now thanks to YYE and YoTricks’s great tutorial series.
I joined the YYE forums because this and the r/throwers subreddit seem to be the two most active yoyo communities.
I’m still working on the basics. For front style, I can do up to Split the Atom and I’m debating working on pinwheel/braintwister combos next. For side style, I can land the trapeze (though still too inconsistently for my tastes) and double-on/triple-on but that’s about it (can’t even bind off the trapeze yet).
I’m primarily interested in 1A and 5A (though 4A looks really cool, too).
Favorite throws are the Sage (it just clicked for me for some reason in a way the First Base didn’t), my YYF Superstar Pivot from the YoYoExpert Mystery Box #3, and whatever happens to be in my hand cuz best yo is the one you throw .
I’m in the greater NYC area.