Introduce Yourself!


(ChrisFrancz) #6046

Thank you. Everyone in the forum comes across as having light years more skill than I will ever achieve and that is fine. I am happy because 3 weeks ago I could do very little and now I can do Brain Twister, Barrel Rolls, and Atomic Bomb along with a bunch of different mounts and reverse flips. If I can figure out just one trick, move or mount each week then I am pretty happy. One night I figured out Barrell Rolls and when I woke up the next morning it felt like Christmas morning…I was so happy! I really learned something that I considered TOO difficult to learn!


({John15}) #6047

That’s awesome, welcome man. I love your enthusiasm. I think the most important thing is to just have fun. We can all get discouraged by looking at other people’s progress, but that’s okay. You don’t have to be them.

I tend to go through spurts of learning new tricks, and then I’ll stop learning new tricks for a while and just hone the ones that I already have under my belt. That way, I can actually put to use some of the things that I know and start building little combos with them. And then if I start to get bored, I’ll go hunt for something else to learn . That, to me equals fun.


(ChrisFrancz) #6048

Thank you! It means a lot to me that you responded! To outsiders, almost any skill level looks amazing. Just getting a tiny bit better each day gives me so much happiness and confidence that it spills over into every other area of my life. As nerdy as this sounds - I ordered the Yoyo Factory Adventure baseball hat because I am no longer embarassed to wear a yo brand because I can actually do something besides around the world. I hope I get to meet a beginner with no yo friend so I can save him or her months of frustration because videos are cool but in-person guidance is the most beneficial. Stay cool.


#6049

Hello and welcome! So are Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg PA the same or close? Because there’s a pretty good painter fella that lives (or at least used to) in East Stroudsburg. :slight_smile:


(ChrisFrancz) #6050

They are next to each other and a few miles from where I live. What kind of painter? He yos?


#6051

Nah he doesn’t Yoyo. Frank Frazetta is his name. Pretty famous in the comic book/fantasy art world.


#6052

Oh yes!


(Zakai) #6053

Oh no! He died?


(Thalia) #6054

Thank you for welcoming me! :wink:


(Thalia) #6055

Welcome to the community Chrisfrancz. :slight_smile:


(ChrisFrancz) #6056

Wow! His daughter, Heidi and my sister used to be friends and she used to come over our house. I met Frank at his house in 1984, my senior year in HS. He looked at my at my art portfolio. He was very nice, his wife too. Frank showed me a lot of his original paintings and watercolor sketches for new paintings. I had books of his paintings and never thought to bring them for him to autograph. It just seemed like a chance to meet my sister’s friend’s dad who was an amazing painting and amongst my favorite artists. The thought never crossed my mind. Duh! Imagine if I had a photo of the two of us? What was I thinking?


(ChrisFrancz) #6057

Thank you! Welcome to you too! I hope you stay!


(ChrisFrancz) #6058

Please don’t leave the forum!


(ChrisFrancz) #6059

20 years! Wow! You have a lot of experience. Have you ever mentored anyone during those years?


#6060

Now THAT’S a great story!


(ChrisFrancz) #6061

The Frazetta family lives in Florida. Most of them, I think. One son, Bill is still up here and runs Frazetta’s Fantasy Corner in East Stroudsburg which is a multi-floor costumes and stuff gallery. My sister and Heidi still keep in touch. This is going off topic for the community and I’ll probably get scolded. Sorry! There’s the direct message option for this off-topic stuff.


#6062

There’s also the #unrelated-discussion category! I seem to recall @jhb8426 wishing there were more posts there recently… if he wants to he can split out these replies and move them to a new topic over there!


(ChrisFrancz) #6063

Thank you.


#6064

hey im relatively new here but ive been throwing for almost a year now. not anything good but w/e. collection is real small cause i dont control/handle my money lol


(ChrisFrancz) #6065

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here!