Hello YoYoExpert community. It’s Q again, with another one of my series. I’m feeling awfully scatter brained today, so I’ve named this post “Pointless” as I feel it won’t be as strong of a message as my others.
As some of you know, I spent a few weeks down at the wonderful Iowa State Fair. While I was there I had a job that allowed me to play with yoyos for three hours a day and get paid for it. Pretty sweet. As I would yoyo, I’d get the occasional sneer in disgust, the adult that was inibriated and thought it looked easy, and the most meaningful- the children who watched in amazement.
Some of you know my opinion on this, but I’ll say it here. I got into yoyoing, and decided that it was my job to spread it. I feel like this doesn’t get done enough.
Some of you are protective with your collection, and thats fine. You don’t have to do anything further than perform in public to spark someone’s interest. But while I was at the state fair, I gave away easily half of my collection. In hopes that one day I would see a person on television yoyoing, and they’d say that a man at the Iowa State Fair gave them their first yoyo. I gave away YoYoJam BiMetals to seven year olds.
I really really encourage you guys to go out, and spread it. Take time, don’t be a jerk, look up and smile at people who give you dirty looks. If a person looks interested, give them a yoyo. It can be a Duncan Butterfly or a SPYY Punchline. But really, the best thing you can do for the sport is to just go out and spread it. I always give out a yoyo when I’m playing somewhere. Whether it’s an Imperial or my main pocket throw. I always try to be generous, and if someone is on the verge of picking up the sport, I give them the push they need. And I know you will to,.
-All the best.