length of time practicing

How much time do you spend (hours) each day when it comes to competition? and how long since you started preparing for the contest (I mean like two months before the contest etc)?
I know this is probably a retarded post, but I really wanted to know the answers :stuck_out_tongue:

Why would this be a retarded post? You wanted to know something and you asked, there’s nothing wrong with that.

I’ve never personally competed but I’ve read a range of figures from about 6 months to some making up their freestyles on the spot. Last night RobbieG told us on IRC that he was starting to practice his worlds freestyle now - with the contest being in about a month and a half. I’ve seen some practice for longer, and others practice for less time.

Like everything in YoYoing, there’s no single answer…

I made a freestyle the day before and day of. If its an actual contest I usually practice a few hours everyday a week before.

I have heard some people practice like 8 hours a day, does anybody here ever done this?

Total throw time in any given day is about 1-2 hours.