It’s been so funny reading all these comments regarding worlds results. I thought I’d share my perspective about them among other things.
I missed my bread and butter hooks, which kind of sucks, but that’s just how it goes sometimes. Regardless, my goal going into it wasn’t to win, but rather to put together a memorable final freestyle, and in my mind, I succeeded at that.
Anyways, I’m super happy for Gentry and I definitely think his freestyle deserved to win. All in all, I’m super proud of him for coming back after many people had written him off. That’s what being a champion is all about.
2nd place is actually a really great place for me to be right now. People don’t realize it, but being champion comes with lots of unspoken responsibilities. It’s not mandatory, but generally as champion, you should be promoting yoyo heavily. This was me last year as I traveled to over 15 countries, appeared on dozens of TV spots, and did lots of internet marketing for yoyo. It was fun while it lasted, but that lifestyle would simply not fit with my current goals.
Where I’m at right now is focusing fully on my music, and I am feeling extremely fulfilled to be doing so. Deciding to retire from competitive yoyoing feels like the chains have been taken off my ankles and I’m able to run free at full speed towards my next goal. I should be releasing an album sometime late February, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested. Anyways, just wanted to share my feelings today. Hope you are all well and that the future holds nothing but awesomeness for you.
P.S. Hajime is the GOAT. Don’t @ me.