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Welcome from Pennsylvania, USA. I’m glad you’re here!



I’m Jed. I used to throw a lot of yoyo’s back in the late 90’s - early 00’s. I recently stumbled across my box of a dozen or so old yoyo’s, and got back to playing with them for the first time in about 15 years. That got me wondering what yoyo’s were like today, and not long after I found this forum.

I’ve been lurking for a couple weeks, and been on a new yoyo buying spree: shutter wide, horizon ultra, sf bliss, sf conflict, edge beyond, hummingbird, and most recently a g2 marvel, a puffin 2 and a flash. It’s amazing to see how far the technology and kinds of tricks people can pull off have come. Today’s slack play, grinds, finger spins and horizontal tricks completely blow my mind. I’m so glad to be back!


Welcome back!

(Local Moron) #6208

My name is Matt, I’m in NW Wisconsin. I was active in the yo-yo community in the late 90s-early 2000s. I am just getting back into things now. I’m in my mid-40s and have a 5 year old son that is interested in yo-yos. I still have my collection of yo-yos from then. A lot of Duncan Freehands (first gen), YYJ SpinFaktors, Super SpinFaktors, Bumble Bees, Cold Fusion, Tom Kuhn. I’m currently hucking a first gen modded Duncan Freehand, a Buzz-On Element X, and a SpinFaktor. I just trying to learn the new to me, unresponsive play style. That was just starting up, when I left the hobby. So far, I’ve having fun, but also realizing that the level of play is high now.


LOL who gave you that title? Do you know one of the mods here?

(Local Moron) #6210

I did. :joy: No, I don’t know anyone.


Welcome aboard! I have a Raider and Fireball and would like to mod them for unresponsive but have no idea where to start. I have a kit from Duncan with all sorts of spacers, etc. It’s great you are back into throwing!

(Noob) #6212

Hi, I live in the UK, 32 with two boys 10 and 8. I was there for the 90s yoyo boom and had such great fun doing it. After recently stumbling across a comp video on youtube i cant believe how much it has evolved. Its like a whole new scene. I picked up a yoyofactory one and the fast201 at a local toy store but have an order for a shutter which im still waiting to arrive. My boys are also showing a slight interest. All the best and have a great day.

(Mk1 Yoyos) #6213

You’re in for a world of fun!

(Parker Merrick) #6214

Hi there!

My name is Parker, and I’m a stop motion animator in Los Angeles. I messed around with yo-yos a bit when I was a kid(shout out to Yomega Fireball and Fast 201), then a little over a year ago the company I was working for gave everyone a yo-yo and I decided to look into it again. It is bonkers ridiculous how far these things have come. Bought a DV888 and landed my first trapeze, a feat I thought was impossible when I was younger!

I fell off the wagon a couple months later, but now I’ve found this forum and I’m ready to dive back in. Got a First Base and Colossus IV coming my way, and I’m determined to get to unresponsive! Excited to absorb everything on this forum in the meantime!


Welcome! You will be happy going unresponsive!


Hi Nick! Welcome aboard! :slight_smile:

(Noob) #6217

Thanks. Looking forward to the journey.


Hold on, how?


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(Local Moron) #6220

Like he said. ^^

(Logan M) #6221

Are you still throwing and in Salem? Because I am in Salem and I try to do a monthly yoyo in the park meet up. This post is old though so you probably won’t see this, but I thought I’d try.

(Jolien Tomme) #6222

My name online is hydrona. I’m a decent yoyo player . I live in Belgium, and am 25 years old. After some months , I decided to pick up My wooden spin tops again. They are both very great to play with!
Favorite trick? Curently, That would be the plastic whip! I felt so happy when I figured it out how to do it. It’s also my favorite trick to show People who don’t yoyo. They always look amazed!
Found this forum when searching for a good yoyo/spin top forum i could join.

(Josiah Lyons) #6223


(André Boulay) #6224

What part of Massachusetts are you in? We have yoyo classes and club meet ups in the western part of the state! :blush: