Hey guys. There is something that has bugged me for a while that I see not only on this forum, but many others. And it seems to be a common thing for many of you younger throwers especially.
I often see that sometimes, someone will post a video of a different kind of skill toy. Diabolo, astrojax, tri-thology, poi, kendama whatever else, and there are often replies like: worst skill toy ever, Go yoyo, Waste of time, thats pretty useless, Meh, not cool at all, etc.
I understand that this is a yoyo forum, but I think we really have to respect those people who do and share their other skill toy stuff. What really gets to me is how some people will comment on say an astrojax vid and be like: Pretty useless, waste of time. And then they are the very ones complaining in a “public’s reaction to yoyoing” thread saying: “People always tell me its a waste of time! its so sad!”
You guys know what its like to be put down for what you do and have a passion for. Why should we put down others for their skill when in reality, they are just like us.
Ill be honest. When it comes to skill toys, I would not say yoyoing is the best skilltoy (Flame me, bring it on). But neither is any of the others. I say that all skill toys are pretty equal, no matter how involved in yoyoing you are and how many possibilities you see with it and not others, there are those out there doing crazy stuff on a Kendama and might not see much with yoyoing. Its like comparing apples to oranges. Which is better? There is none. Just preference. Obviously here yoyo would be the main preference. No need to put down others preferences.
I think as yoyoers, we all must be open minded to other skills. Don’t just glance at a tri-thology vid and be like, meh, random flailing. Go watch closely and see that all these skill toys have real technique and time involved, just like yoyoing. Respect what others do.
So many more. These guys deserve all the respect! Awesome.