I copy and pasted my portions of some DM I was having with another member here tonight and thought maybe this topic would draw out some beginners like myself.
Thanks for writing back. I no longer beat myself up about learning. I try while practicing other things and getting faster and faster with mounts. It’s paying off. At the beginning of September and after 3 years I could only do forward pass and around the world and a few mounts. I decided to go at it again and now I surprise myself. Tonight I mashed together what I know to make a 15 second speed combo frontstyle: 2 brain twisters into 2 barrell rolls, a free front swing back onto the string, 2 reverse flips, dismount, snap back to throw hand, TA-DA!!! It’s all elementary stuff, I know but I can hit the combo pretty confidently and not lose spin for a final return. I am mostly using my black Replay responsive. I keep practicing binding with my Replay Pro but it’s going slow. I kinda want to start a new thread in the forum to draw out newbies that are still learning semi-basics like I described but everyone seems so experienced and playing 75 + $ yoyo that I am afraid of being accused of bumping down other topics. The forum seems pretty stagnant…Haha. What’s natural about yoyoing? I know what you mean though. I read stuff like “been throwing for 3 weeks and worked my way up the trick ladder to the advanced tricks but I have a question about the third triple zip dismount and slack regen on the Blazing Screaming Buddah Nuclear Fusion Generator trick…” and I think is he full of poop or just naturally a genius and able to grasp things very easily? I think sometimes some people are just BS-ing to get yo cred. For me, if I can nail some new move at night and hit it properly 9 out of 10 times I wake up the next morning and feel like it’s Christmas Morning or my Birthday!