Welcome to the community.
New to the forum and to playing. I live in the US and grew up playing with a Yomega Fireball. Now I have kids and my daughter (7) wanted me to buy her a Duncan Butterfly the other day and I couldn’t resist. She played with it for about 2 hours and even though she wasn’t really getting it, I can tell she was excited. I hopped on amazon and bought the Yomega deluxe set that came with a Maverick, Ooch, and Raider. I like the Maverick and I’m not really impressed with the other two so I started perusing the internet and came across this site. Looking forward to learning from everyone here. I don’t know ANYTHING about playing and it seems the game has changed quite a bit since I was a kid. Looking forward to developing my own skills while also enjoying a hobby with my daughter.
Ha that’s awesome, my son age 8 got me back into yo-yos too last year. Welcome to the old yoyoers dad club, fellow dad!!
Welcome! I’m the dude who’s surrounded by dads in this forum lol.
I’m glad you’re here and learning again and teaching your daughter. I’m one of the non-experts here and enjoy the forum and tips / info I can find.
Glad to be here. I’m a, how do you say, mature yoyo enthusiast. I started out with the original aqua 888’s and they are still one of my favorites. My best trick at this point is yukislack. But, it’s tough. Thanks everyone, hotei
Welcome to the community!
How’s he doing with it now?
Comes and goes, he plays Fortnite a lot now
Glad you’re here! Seriously. I’m 52. No kids because I haven’t grown up yet myself. No matter what question you have you will find the answer here! A few days ago I had a stuck axle - halfs would not unscrew. Put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Problem solved!
I’ve already learned a ton on here and I’m glad I found this place! I’m having a blast with this yoyo. I may or may not have already bought a dozen throws. Luckily my wife thinks they cost $8-$10 each!
Anybody have a good tip on how to make them not hurt your hand on the way back? Not a big deal for just a little bit; but, after a day of playing, the old palm’s a little tender!
Wearing gloves is good. Putting on baby powder helps prevent string burn.
You’ll get used to it! I’m more worried about hitting my teeth so I keep my mouth shut when practicing (except for some mild cussin’)!
Though this thread has been inactive for a few days, I feel posting here isn’t in vain. Hey, my name’s Ashley! It’s been a few years since I’ve thrown but I just got a YYF Space Crown a few days ago and I’ve been making swift progress Just wanted to introduce myself and say it’s good to get to learning 1A again <3
Hi! I’m Carlos. I like trickster mythology, feeling out the edges of barriers, hunting, hiking, fishing, martial arts, walking my bulldog, and throwing yoyos when my hands are (reasonably) unencumbered.
I throw 5a. My fingers are constantly covered in bandaids from nasty bruises, so I’m a really shoddy typer - sorry!
I started throwing with a Duncan white/orange butterfly back in the 80s, I realized early on that it HURTS when you get a hard recall or unexpected recall, I got pretty solid at doing Smothers Brothers level 2a one-handed, and forget bout it after college.
I have a coworker who was getting into throwing though, a few months back, and I looked up the currrent state of play and was flat out mind-blown by the bearings and 4a, 5a, etc… So I jumped back in, and swam hard for the horizon.
Now I own a Horizon (not my favorite 5a throw - too heavy tbh) and I’ve started topping out on the 10-year-old lists of tricks you can find from Miguel or yotricks, and I’m beginning to truly feel that I have full control of the weight, string, and throw all at the same time!
But my fingers are still wrecked, so I can’t type for crap, sorry lol
Hi I’m Jordan
I run Smashing yoyo Company. I’m all about going to contests and meeting people. Perhaps I met you at US Nats? Maybe Iceland? Or any of the other contests I travel to (I go to quite a lot)
I was active on here a few years ago but got busy starting a yoyo company.
@coyo7e Love those Smothers Brothers yoyo man vids. He’s actually very good at it. The dance comes from an earler, much younger Tom, performance.
Hey, I am Samuel and I have been yoyoing for a tiny bit and I am extremely bad because I use a yotech flashlight which is a modified yoyo. But I am going to get a replay pro. I already ordered it. I found this because of reviews of yoyos. I have done begleri and kendama.
Welcome! I am sure you will like your Replay Pro.
Thanks yeah I will definitely like it.