A guy saw me yo-yoing the other day with a tug responsive plastic, he’s use to seeing me use an unresponsive metal, and calls out, “That’s a beginner’s yoyo!” I chuckled and kept on throwing. This comes to mind as in the last few days, I’ve seen posts made that could be interpreted as calling certain yoyos, beginner yoyos.
There really isn’t a beginner yoyo to my way of thinking. There are yoyos that lend themselves better to a beginning yoyoer but that doesn’t make them a beginner’s yoyo, at least in my opinion. I’ve seen many people claim to have outgrown a yoyo. I’m still waiting, but that’s never happened to me. In fact I’m not certain what that really means. Every yoyo I’ve ever owned is capable of more than I am, and each yoyo seems to grow with me. The more I learn to do with a yoyo, the more I learn about and become acquainted with a yoyo, the more opportunity becomes apparent.
I throw this out there as It would be unfortunate for those new to yo-yoing to believe that they will inherently outgrow their first yoyo. I don’t believe it’s possible. You might want to try something else, get bored with what you have, want a new look, but not outgrow.
I don’t know, maybe that’s just my perspective on the whole thing.
What are your thoughts?