I have seen many players watch a fellow thrower yoyoing, who may have trouble with breakaway throws, so they instead do front throws to go into their tricks.
Upon seeing this, the thrower may say something along the lines of “You really need to do breakaways bro.”
It’s seen as a bad thing if you don’t feel comfortable with breakaway throws for many it seems.
Well I would like to shatter this ideology and say that by no means are breakaways crucial to yoyoing in any way. It’s a throw, a way to get your yoyo spinning, and nothing more.
There are no great disadvantages to throwing front throws instead of “side throws”
I would like to present to you, three throwers I know, who throw front style, and have absolutely no issue with doing so, and greatly excelling at their style.
Our own Alex G
As you can see, these players have no issue throwing frontstyle instead of a breakaway, as it is what feels comfortable, and they flow well with it.
In the future, if you see a thrower throwing frontstyle in their tricks, don’t try to “correct” them, instead, look at their trick content, and give advice on that itself.
(And personal note, I have heard some say that magic drops are not possible on front throws, I find this to be not true, it just takes a bit of finger placement adjustment as the yoyo is spinning different, but it’s no issue.)
Keep on throwin.