Some yoyo innovation questions


#1

So who invented the unresponsive yoyo, and what year was in first used I competition? Also, when was horizontal yoyoing first seen? Who did it?

What other ground breaking yoyo techniques can you think of?


#2

Unresponsive yoyoing was basically the result of responsive yoyos response wearing out. Over time, players found advantages to this and utilized it.
Horizontal yoyoing is a bit tough to say as technically the “UFO” is respectively a horizontal trick and I’m not sure when that trick was created. As for string tricks, earliest I can find is sideways brain twisters in 98.


#3

Unresponsive play really started developing around 1999. In contests binds were not permitted for compulsaries which were a vital element of getting to finals in major contests so players still needed to manage response. By 2001 it became a significant part of contests and by 2002 it was standard in 1a. Ironically it wasnt until 2006 that yoyos were sold unresponsive stock.

Yup, brain twisters 98.


#4

I remember people saying the superyo renegade was sort of the start of unresponsive yoyos. I don’t know from personal experience that’s just what i have heard.