My Dad learned to Bind for Fathers Day


#1

My Dad is 68 and was apparantly into yo yo’s in the 50’s when he was a kid. Then in the 90’s he bought a custom yo yo and I liked it so much I got one. I had been telling him about these new un responsive yoyo’s and for Fathers Day I gave him my mint Magic N9. He learned the bind in five min, faster than I did. After a little practice, he can still throw a pretty good sleeper and I bet he will be able to do a few tricks soon. He likes high tech new things so I think he really liked the yo. I know he’s not going to start learning all the tricks but if it gets him off the couch for a lttle while that is good enough


#2

Can’t believe it. I take nearly a month to get a smooth binding down while your dad try it in 5 mins! How much passion this old guy owns, it is impossible to imagine people in my country try new things even they are just in college…


#3

That’s really cool. You should definitely get him to learn some tricks from this site, and maybe he’ll want to be a forum member!


#4

If someone could throw before, binding is just another concept to throw at them. Some people just get it. Learning on your own vs. having someone teach you is a totally different experience.

I am working on Eli Hops. Doing OK, learning on my own. I have had help on tricks before, and often, it just goes easier with an instructor or someone showing you.


#5

It’s usually easier to learn from someone in person than it is to learn from a video on the internet. It’s also more rewarding for both people, the teacher and the one being taught. I have so much fun teaching someone how to yoyo, especially when it pays off.


#6

Lol that awesome. I threw back in the 90’s and recently began again (10 months ago) all because I bought a og butterfly and then decided to see what kinda yoyo were online. Thousands of dollars later and I’m hooked more then any Hobbie has hooked me before. I remember the bind was literally one ofbthe hardest things to get smooth and consistent. I was watching all these little kids telling me how to do it on you tube and I still felt sloppy. That was just the standard bind from sleeper. I just love to here when people see and love the new stuff coming from the yoyo world. .


#7

That is so awesome! I wish my Dad yo-yoed!!!

-Nick