So I am new and I have questions!


#1

Hi!

My name is Christina, and I am a 27 year old woman living in St. Louis. I’m graduating this December with a doctoral degree in occupational therapy. I also do work for the James Randi Educational Foundation ahd the St. Louis Skeptical Society. I like to yoyo during my lunch break at the medical center I work at in the empty OT gym, or in the biomechanics lab I work at!

I’ve only been yoyoing for about a month, but my favorite yoyo is the Dark Magic. Yesterday I picked up a Pyro Light and it is on its way to becoming my favorite. It’s so pretty and smooth. I also have a Night Moves 4, Hayabusa and a Metal Zero. I used to yoyo a bit in high school, and digging up my old yoyos from the basement sparked a renewed interest.

A few weeks ago I was at the Taste of St. Louis festival and they were having a yoyo contest and Moyo had set up a yoyo booth. I got to play with someone’s 888 and decided hubstacks are way cool.

Of course, I am a little disappointed by the color selection of 888’s at the various online retailers. So, when do you think the 888 X will come out?


#2

It should come out sometime this fall :slight_smile:


#3

Welcome back to the sport! Samad answered your question.


#4

Welcome to the community


(SR) #5

Welcome back to the awesome hobby of yo-yoing! If you have anymore questions just ask.


#6

What do you guys think: is yoyoing an art, a hobby, or a sport?

Also, where are all the other girls? It seems like there is one female yoyoer for every 100 guys.


#7

I would say its all of those things.

And we have Kim-Lan, but while talking to here recently she says she hasn’t been throwing lately… :frowning:


(JM) #8

I don’t think yo-yoing is art, and I don’t think it will ever be a proper sport (that opinion has been a long, long debate). Yo-yoing is a hobby, but a very passionate one.

Welcome back, by the way.

As far as females go, I couldn’t tell ya why there are not more of them. There was a healthier ratio at the World Yo-Yo Contest, but still much more men.


(Nova) #9

I think it’s a hobby and an art. JM is right about the sport. I believe it will never become a proper sport, but I think he’s wrong about it not being an art form. Yo-ying is expressive and just like any artist, everyone has there own style, even if they can’t admit it (Samad :P). And a hobby. Well, that’s a given. ;D


(Mitch) #10

Welcome!

It depends…

Its an art,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_ZqmTGaL9Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjoJ9KNyFYk&feature=related

Its a very competitive sport,


And as you have found out its quite a fun hobby…

Well, on our forums its one female for every 21.5 guys  :stuck_out_tongue:


#11

Yoyoing is a spobby… :stuck_out_tongue:

Welcome to the forum!


#12

In my experiences with hobbies, (Paintballing, Airsofting, Music) yo-yoing has the least amount of females I’ve ever seen, even less than gaming. Off the top of my head, I can only think of four professional females.


#13

Hey there and welcome to YYE

Us girls are around the place and we show up out of the woodwork every now and then. I for one generally spend more time actually yoyoing than looking around and posting on the forums.

On the topic of so few girls that yoyo. I think it take a special type of girl to start yoyoing and to stick with it, so maybe thats why there is only a few. Whenever females appear online or at contests they are probably given more attention than the new guys as there is so few of us, and that could scare a few girls away from it. Also girls tend to get caught up with boys/make-up/school/etc and yoyoing becomes less important to them. Meh, thats just some of the things I think contribute to it, but I’m sure there are many others - but one could ask the question why there aren’t more yoyoers in general?

Anyway, Hi
K

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and they are? ;D


(Gorrilla_YO) #14

Welcome to the forums…

and welcome back to the yoyo world!!!

;D
~gorrilla_yo


(Mikey) #15

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Ann Connolly and Farrah Siegel all I know.


#16

I agree with a lot of that.

Yoyoing is a weird thing to most people, and I get lots of strange looks from girls and guys.

In my experience, guys are more open to the unusual then girls.

If I do/like something out of the norm, I’ll get a strange look/critical opinion from I girl.
With a guy, I’ll usually get a great big “AWSOME!”
(Although that could be just because I’m girl… 8))

I tend hang out with guys more often because of that. ;D

Anyway, welcome to the forum!


#17

Totally agree with you Keyara.

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Hi, I’m Kahli Evans … there ya go, now you know 3 ;D


#18

There’s Katelyn Anton too, but she just left the Hspin team, and has decided to focus on other things in life for the time being (college, etc.) - based on her post on YYN.

Edit: saw Ann Connolly perform at Nationals, she is really good.


#19

Brad, are you saying you can’t focus on other things in life AND be a professional yoyoer?

Professional isn’t the same as being sponsored. Generally professionals get paid.


#20

This woman is the best been playing yo yo since she was 6. The first yo yo video I ever saw featured her when she was 17 and it amazed me, it’s what inspired me to get involved in this great sport. I still have the VHS and watch it sometimes.

http://www.jenniferbaybrook.com/