So I was out for a guys night out with Joseph and Free from Eternal Throws bowling and B/Sing. Free broke out his Victory (an amazing yoyo by the way) and started doing some trick. Instantly the family next to us started freaking out saying " dang look at that guy" “is that a yoyo?” “That’s amazing”. I myself am still kinda shy with yoyoing in public but then Joseph busted out his skills so I felt comfortable to bust out mine as well the family became super interested and began saying the usual stuff us yoyoers hear " I remember yoyoing back in the day" " can you walk the dog" ect… they were mesmerized and it was my first real experience with showing others how amazing yoyos are and what can be done with them. The best thing was seeing this little 7-8 year old wanting to try out a yoyo so Free busted out a Enternal Throws looper and let the kid play. He was having a blast and was so excited. He hit the table and his sister (I think) said hey give that back your gonna break it. Free responded no its OK its a yoyo its ment to be played. That was awesome in my book cause the kid went from being afraid he broke it to right back into the thrill of being a kid with a new toy. Shortly after that the rest of them wanted a try and all of them gave yoyoing a shot. Everybody else in the place were watching and I could tell were interested.
My point of this all is we have an amazing “toy” that we all as a community have turned into so much more. Im not taking credit for the advancement in yoyos im just so thrilled to be a part of it. It went from a normal day at the bowling alley into a demo and sharing what us yoyoers love so much. It was amazing and im so glad I was a part of it so big thanks to Free and Joseph.
So I ask you all to share this passion with as many people as you can. Sure you will get a few who dont give a crap but honestly when these people came in they were the last people I would expect to want to learn more about yoyoing. Free broke the ice and the inner kid came out in them. It was amazing. I myself am going to do everything I can to let everybody I know and even the people I dont that I am a modern yoyoer and if they want to find out more I will help in every way. If they dont so what. I have always been one to pass it forward in the yoyo community and many on here can vouch for that but lets pass it forward to those who dont even know YYE or unresponsive yoyos. Lets yoyo everywhere all day and get the word out. I have said it before and I will say it again. I was a heroin addict who didn’t know what life was even about then I found yoyos when I hit my bottom out of sheer accident and it changed my life and shortly after finding them I became a father so I feel like yoyoing helped shift my focus from one dangerous life sucking addiction to one of joy and love which helped me prepare for my greatest gift which is being a father.
Sorry for getting all soft on you guys but yoyoing truely means that much to me and it could mean that much to someone else who is having a hard time or just wants to have fun. You will never know if that person would be interested unless you share this love with them and let them decide. Im done with my rant. Im thankful for all you guys even if we dont know each other. I take pride in knowing we all share a common love for a “toy” such as yoyoing even if we argue over stupid yoyo related stuff here on the forums lol
PAY IT FORWARD
Feel free to share you stories of sharing this awesome hobbie with someone else. I would love to read them.