Introduce Yourself!

(SpinSlow) #6184

I mentioned Chris because back in like 2013 I taught him how to do a suicide by posting a video to help him. Anyone know why I can’t find yoyoexpert on Tapatalk? It used to be on there.

(LJ) #6185

The new forum software isn’t compatible with tapatalk. Honestly it doesn’t need it. The new software is great on mobile.


Hello! I’m Bob and I used to play a board game called Go a lot back in college. I’m in Massachusetts and I’ve been throwing on and off for basically my whole life, but super casually. I got actually into throwing about six years ago when my wife got a crappy swag yo-yo from some work event. It reminded me of the 90s boom(I still have my Hyper Raider) and I wound up grabbing a Duncan Pulse at TRU soon after. Some quick Googling brought me here and showed me a whole new world. I was into it for a solid year and a half, before getting re-introduced to Gunpla and my throws spent a solid three years in a drawer in my desk while I put together model kits.

I recently started losing interest in model kits and “found” my drawer again. I’ve been at it for the last four months and having a lot of fun. I like modern unresponsive and fixed axle, with my Deep State(s) acting as a nice in-between. I definitely wouldn’t consider myself a great player, but I have fun. I don’t know anyone locally who throws, so I’m trying to force myself to contribute to the online community. I’ve lurked on this board for long enough, so I might as well register an account and actually say hi.


Welcome aboard the Crazy Train. We are here for you!

(William Dixon) #6188

Greetings all. I am a Pastor in Tucson, Az. I am in search of a Yo-Yo Expert that is a Christian that can come to my church and do a demonstration to my youth this Saturday Jan 5th. Phoenix or Tucson area is preferred. Why don’t you consider using your skills for Advancing the Kingdom of God this year. You can start this week.


Hi all,
I’m Johnny from the UK and you could say I’m a late starter to throwing at the age of 45.
I have been throwing for about a month and I am working my way through the yoyoexpert trick list.


Hello from Pennsylvania in the USA! I’m 52 and I have fun throwing every day. Not too advanced yet, just working on my front style.


Hello from southern California! I’m 30 and just got back into throwing although I never really stopped entirely but at the end of my teenage years life threw some gnarly curve balls and I kinda stopped learning anything new and pretty soon life’s responsibilities took priority, but his past year I made the decision to challenge myself to learn at least one new trick which turned out to be Ann Connolly’s Gentrified which might be easy for most but I was super stoked to land it, then that was it I immediately started buying new throws from yoyo expert.

I’m not big into forums given that most nowadays consists of just disagreements and hurling insults, but I like what I see here and look forward to some interesting reads. If anyone remembers the now gone Dave’s skilltoys site, that was the last time I was active in a forum just to give an idea.

I don’t consider myself to be that great, probably more of an intermediate level but I’m having a lot of fun learning new tricks. My goals for 2019 are pretty much to challenge myself to learn new tricks and exploring more roads I haven’t ridden yet on my Kawasaki :grin:. Wow this is waylonger than I meant time to cut it, peace! :call_me_hand:

(Jim Honaker) #6192

Nice to meet ya. What kind of Kawasaki?

({John15}) #6193

You wanna fight bro? Haha, just kidding. Welcome!

It’s kind of long, but this article is a pretty interesting read.

Our trust system means that the community builds a natural immune system to defend itself from trolls, bad actors, and spammers — and the most engaged forum members can assist in the governance of their community. We put a trash can on every street corner with a simple, low-friction flagging system. Positive behaviors are encouraged through likes and badges. We gently, constantly educate members in a just-in-time manner on the universal rules of civilized discourse.

(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #6194

Yeah, I’m the only uncivilized discourser here. They let me stay because I’m mostly quiet.


People here are pretty nice without many clashes unless you bring up the DV888. Welcome back to throwing! Glad you joined us.

(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #6197

I was nice once, just once, moved to uncivilized discourser! :smiling_imp:


A 2007 ZZR600, basically an older rebadged zx6r, pretty bare bones bike but I love it :smiley:
[EDIT] Just had to add although I ride a sport bike I’m not a sport bike snob, I’ve ridden cruisers and upright half faired bikes, I have love for all forms of motorcycle, I do not discriminate.


Haha yeah I already read through that dv888 thread, I have to admit it was a little entertaining lol :grin:


Yep… I was on the side which thought the DV888 was good. I still am, for that matter…

(Christopher Dougherty) #6201

Ok so I guess introductions are in order hello everybody my name is Chris. I’m 37 I started throwing yoyos about 10 months ago, I am completely addicted, I started the old way, some people say the proper way idk, but I started with nothing but responsive yo-yos at first learned how to throw again cuz I did have a Duncan butterfly when I was like in 11th grade but that was like 1998 LOL anyway so I started with responsive playing and got the basics down and you know I guess I moved onto unresponsive maybe 3 months ago I can see why a lot of people skip the responsive and go right unresponsive because you know how many times I’ve cut myself from smacking the yoyo my face or almost knocking my teeth out flowing through my window or TV hahaha, other than that, I’ve been playing guitar for 22 years I was in for bands biggest accomplishment with that was playing the Trocadero in Philadelphia for a battle of the bands for WMMR and the winner was going to open for Coldplay I’m not a big fan of Coldplay on my fan of playing in front of 80,000 people but we didn’t even come close to winning good memories tho, it seems like everyone is very chill, respectful, I’m here to learn, communicate, trade secrets lol idk what else to say, thanks you for welcoming me in!! Here’s to 2019!!#yoyoerforlifenow


Glad you’re hear. The Troc? You live in Philly? I live 2.15 hours north in the Poconos. I used to listen to WMMR in the 80’s.

(Christopher Dougherty) #6203

Actually in South South Jersey, 15 from the stadium’s

(Simon Dubischar) #6204

Hello :slight_smile:
I’m Simon, Yoyoing for a little bit more than two and a half years now, my first and only competition until now were German Nationals where I placed eleventh. Having a few original tricks but not too many, my style is currently dominated by speed, suicides, lacerations and other people’s tech :wink: Insp mainly Evan Nagao, Iori Yamaki, Zach Gormley and Andrew Maider. Instagram: @sd_yoyo
So that’s me, hope to see some of you in the future :slight_smile: