Plateauing (v) - To reach a state of little or no change after a time of activity or progress.
We’ve all been there; you’re learning a bunch of new tricks and developing a bunch of cool combos when all of a sudden you just stop. Your technique feels stale and boring. You feel as though you don’t have as many tricks in your arsenal. You may even experience depression-like symptoms towards yoyoing.
For newer throwers, this can be a saddening thing. Afterall, seeing all these amazing players on the internet competing in contests with insane combos can make you feel a little inferior. Though there’s no logical reason for it to be true, it still happens.
I’m here to let you know that it will pass (probably, LOL). If you feel like you’re in a slump, try laying off the yoyo for a couple days, look up a few tutorials on Youtube (You don’t neccessarily have to learn a new trick. A new element can open many doors), or try something wacky and extreme [with a yoyo]. Or you could just do what I do and ignore it, knowing that eventually I’ll learn something new and continue my rise through yoyo skilldom.
Hope this helps someone in a similar situation as myself.
Remember to keep your stick on the ice and your throw off the ground