Starting with a post a couple of weeks ago, my wife hit my son in the head with a ProZ for not using the slipknot. She’d since been using my Speed Dial on a hit or miss basis. I ordered her a Pink DM2. It was received on June 15th, our 10th wedding anniversary. She loves it!!
I’m so relieved. She stole away virtually all my free time to run out and get a small case for the Speed Bearing and extra strings. I got the same boxes for 2 of kids(2 eldest) for their small yoyo parts as well. My daughter has already lost he Speed Bearing from her Legacy II and now the spare tips to her spintop as well.
Anyhow, my son, the 5.5 year old, has been improving. He can side bind now, but of course, still needs practice. After he can get that down, it’s time to learn mounts. I think once he’s got that down, he’ll start making up more of his own stuff for a bit, before wanting to go back to learning established tricks. It’s been hard trying to get him to focus. At his age, it comes as no surprise. I’m getting him a metal yoyo, a Magic T6, mostly due to price and his age. I was having him go through my collection with direction. He tried my dv888, Campfire, Wooly Marmot, Gnarwal, Dietz, Markmont Next and DiBase, and all I can get for him is “smooth”. Clearly he can feel the difference between those had his Protostar. The problem is he is drawn to my Albatross. He’s played a lot of my pricy metal throws, and he’s kinda settled on the Albatross as a favorite, which he AIN’T getting, at least not at this age. This one is gonna be hurting my bank account! He also wants a diabolo, and he’s marching towards my requirements for getting one. The problem here is I haven’t determined the requirements yet, mostly because I’m still learning it. In the meantime, when he gets bored, he grabs his Freakhand set up for 5A(it’s marketed and sold as a 5A yoyo) and his Fiesta XX.
I think my 8 year old daughter is done. She got a Chaser at BAC, hasn’t touched it since. Doesn’t want to throw, doesn’t want to move forward. Doesn’t play with her spintop she begged me for. Doesn’t play with her Kendama she begged me for. She prefers her Legacy II over her ONE, but doesn’t play either. Wanted and got a Starlight, can’t play it, and won’t play it since she can’t bind. She hasn’t thrown at all in 2 weeks and when she does she makes too much of a scene over it, at her own provocation. She also wants a diabolo, but isn’t willing to earn it. She wants another yoyo, but in this case, coupled with not wanting to earn it, she wants stuff that is unresponsive, and she doesn’t want to learn to bind and I ain’t gonna glop it up with thick lube to suit her. She has a thin bearing in her ONE, Legacy II and Chaser, so she’s set. She also has a Shinwoo Loop and a Duncan Pulse, so she’s set up quite well
For myself, a few new items arrived. My Yogo Arctic Circle was delayed at my request to coincide with the National YoYoDay sale, which is when I got the DM2 for my wife, and a stackless Grind Machine for myself. I bought up the last item from HSYY, an Ocean mist(is that the colorway?) Code2, and put in that the recently received disc side effects, which I really like in there. I have a Zombie Thunderstorm Code2 that I am keeping the spikes in. As YYE dropped the Sky Walkers, I had luck on my side again and managed to score a White Knight, which was not only cheaper, but he colorway I wanted of the two available. This is a contrast to the Arctic Circle, where I wanted the Copper because I liked the looks, but ended up with a Yogo, which reminds me of root beer. Also arriving this past week was a Toxic Strings HazMat, that I call “Black Death” since it’s two black halves. Finally, much over-shadowed by the Sky Walker’s arrival is the Magic T8 arriving at the same time. I’ve already loaned out the Sky Walker to theroybit, which I should get back sometime next week. My Chief is coming back from NVision Productions, along with a Breaking Dawn Code2 for theroybit.
As far as my progress:
McBride’s Roller Coaster is making progress as that World Tour to 1.5 mount is coming together.
Buddha’s Revenge is having backwards progress as I keep popping out when trying to get back into the 1.5 mount. That’s OK, I see the error, I can fix it through practice.
Eli Hops, well, this is gonna be a challenge. I like challenges. But this is gonna be really hard. Oh well. That’s part of the fun!
I have my meet scheduled for Sunday, Father’s day. I have a feeling turn-out is gonna be me and my kid. I know theroybit can’t make it, he already told me. That’s fine. Next weekend, events scheduled so no meet, and theroybit can’t fill in for me as he won’t be around either. That’s OK.