OK, May 11, 2011, I started with the yoyo, “for reals” this time.
May 11, 2012, that makes today my 1 year anniversary, and I’m still highly interested in this. I may not be very good, and I’m slow to learn tricks, but I’m still having a great time.
A little back-story for those who don’t know. I got my first yoyo in 1978 for I think Christmas, but it could have been my birthday(they are close together). It was a wood duncan Imperial. Couldn’t do anything with it. People would show me they could do something, but wouldn’t stop to show me how to throw it. Wore out the string to the point where it couldn’t be fixed, and then the yoyo was taken away from me. End of yoyo.
Jump to late April 2011, when after a show, I decided I needed a hobby that was lighter. Some basic research using my limited knowledge of yoyo, and I chose a Duncan Imperial and a Reflex. I knew the Reflex was just a tool to help me get started. May 11, I went to the local Toys R Us and got those items. After succeeding at Gravity pull, I’d already exceeded my results from 1978, so it was time to learn some other stuff. Search for yoyo learning videos got me to YYE. After some serious information overload, I had to stop and absorb the information. Then, on June 6, 2011(National YoYo Day), I made my first purchase of a DM2, string, thick and thin lube and some extra response pads.