I have a challenge for you all, and it all leads up to one thing, make 5A grow! The amount of 5A players is shrinking and we can’t let this happen to the wonderful style of play! I challenge you all to do one or more of the things listed below:
Mission 5A Challenges
-Get someone started in 5A
-Do 5A everyday for a month
-Make a 5A video
-Compete in 5A
-Learn five or more tricks
I’m sure the list of challenges could go on forever (feel free to add your own challenge ideas below) but this is all I have as of now.
So the goal to “Mission 5A” is to get more people into 5A, make it big, make it loved and refuse to let it shrink.
Here on this thread I want you guys to talk about what’s going on with your 5A. Post your videos, post your favorite videos, talk about new concepts, ask for help, talk about the things you do!
Tips for those beginning
First of all, I see this ALL the time, you DO NOT need any kind of different yoyo for 5A! Actually, you don’t even need a real counterweight to start. Grab whatever yoyo you want, find whatever you think will work best for a counterweight (bouncy ball, keychain, dice, etc.) and start practicing. My favorite 5A tutorials are the ones here on YoYoExpert and Miggy’s newer series called DefinitiveYoYoing. If you are struggling with learning, keep on trying! Don’t give up! I remember competing in 5A at Tennessee States 2010 in 5A for the very first time and had the worst luck, I believe I went through four yoyos and many flew off the stage. As badly as I wanted to give up, I didn’t, and I was determined to get better, today 5A is my main style and I’ve placed at regional and state contests and am ranked the highest in 5A from Michigan. Of course it’s not about competing, what place you got or any of that nonsense, it’s about the joy. The satisfaction of knowing that you relearned something out of your comfort zone and got to where you are.
To the avid 5A player
I want you to post on here and help these beginners. Post your videos and tips, post others videos and tips, talk about your new stuff, talk about what you’ve been throwing, anything! Keep this thread up there for people to see, don’t let it sink! 5A shall grow!
Let’s all make this happen. Stop reading this and throw 5A…then come back and post and update us.