My WYYC 2013 experience.


#1

Ok everyone I just got home a few hours ago and I just wanted to share my experience. In short I had the most amazing yoyo related time of my life!! It was that good. I was able to meet and chat with so many cool people (more on that in a bit)

I had a blast watching the contest but I think I had more fun just taking it all in… So much to tell… Ok let’s start with a few highlights:

Meeting Ben McPhee: I liked him. He was cool to me and I found him to be a funny guy…
Meeting Patrick Mitchell: What can I say… He is up there with Andre`
Meeting Steve Brown: I had a blast talking with Steve… Very nice as well. Great dude!
Meeting Ed Haponik: Such a nice guy!! I had the best time just chatting up yoyos with him…
Meeting Hironori Mii: A class act and again so nice…
Meeting Kentaro Kimura: Quick hello but very nice and easy to talk to.
Meeting Kengo Kido: Great guy… Very unique.

I also got to meet the one and only Jensen Kimmitt. We rode the elevator down together and chatted it up a bit. He was very cool too. I really liked him. As well as being able to see Chris again. The Yeti release was one of my highlights of the whole 4 days…

I also want to thank the whole A2Z family… Words can’t come to mind on how awesome they are!!

Nick, Jrod thanks for putting up with me for 4 nights!!

Vilmos and MarkMont from One Drop were AWESOME too!!!

Jimmy my friend you are the man!!! Love you bro!!



#2

Rock on! I love Worlds! First time I met YYF Ben and Hans, they threw spintop buttons at me :-\

I met Steve Brown and Mark McBride about 15 years ago and they’ve always been two of my faves.


#3

I saw you a bunch the last day. Didn’t know it was you, though. I most hung sound the 2 trading areas making deals and teaching tricks.

I definitely have to agree with you on how awesome the one OneDrop guys were. Vilmos and I ended up talking and hanging out a bit jut about everyday. He’s a pretty cool guy.

Did you by any chance notice Kengo’s flip flops? Those were pretty interesting shoes.


#4

Darn man!! I would have liked to have met you!!

Yea those were sick for sure… Every time he walked by me I was checking them out… Cool stuff!!


#5

Hey I remember seeing you … wish I would have said hello …

this was my first time and I was overwhelmed …

I was mostly hanging out with Tom Connolly but did get to meet a bunch of other peeps.

Hope to run into you next time :slight_smile:


#6

So was that you at the bar with both he and Joe from 10 Yo?? I think it was. We were having a few last night before the big show…


#7

yea hey yea that was me!! were you on the table watching Janos’s video? I remember hearing his music from the video and went over and was like yea that dude is amazing lol


#8

Yes I was!!! And THAT was the first time I ever saw him yoyo… And in my head I was like “If he can do this on stage then he will win”

A lot of people thought he had a great chance…


#9

haha thats awesome … so wait technically speaking we did meet lol

and yea he did pull it off.

GLad I ran into you ;D


#10

I want to meet Tim (the camera guy for the livestream) so bad!


#11

And i may have talked to andre on the live stream. Maybe.


#12

Great hanging out with you, Matt!


#13

It was very nice meeting both you and Jrod at worlds this year. It’s always great putting faces to names.


#14

Sure is man!!! And Like I said… YOU have a ton of energy man!!! So much fun to watch on stage!! Keep at it bro!!


#15

Indeed. You did awesome, Jake. Very nice meeting you! :slight_smile:


#16

I had a blast! It was great getting to hang and learn new tricks. Now to start saving for Prague. :slight_smile:


#17

I can’t tell if Chris is giant, or you’re just small! :smiley:


#18

On a good day I am 5"6… so yea… I am short and he’s just the man…


#19

Wow I don’t remember being that much taller then you! Haha

Was so awesome seeing you again Matt!! Thanks again for all of the support and I can’t wait to kick it with all of you guys in MA again!


#20

I wish I had gone =(

I went to Worlds 2010, and had an amazing time. Met a bunch of people as well but the one that stands out is Steve Brown. I wound up sitting behind him during 5A prelims (the ones that very few people actually sit and watch), and I awkwardly asked “Mr. Brown (yeah I know, right?), what’s it like to have invented a style of yoyoing that has become so massive?”

His response was along the lines of “it’s very humbling, because I can’t do any of that” (pointing on stage).