Can anybody else share their story of something yoyo related they did, that they should have thought it out a little better before they screwed up? For example, throwing a yoyo at the edge of a lake or edge of a cliff for a photo opp and there goes the yoyo when the string broke. Or you decide to,show your friend your newest yoyo trick while inside his Moms house. And you end up breaking his Moms favorite lamp. Or you go skateboarding with your friends and decide to take along a yoyo just in case. And you know you shouldn’t put it in your back pocket, but decide what could happen? And then you fall on your rear end and destroy your yoyo?
Share something you know you did impulsively even though you had a feeling it might have a bad consequence? Here is ‘one’ of mine>>>
So, my newest acquisition is a Luftverk 000, raw with the stock paint shaving edges on it.
The yoyo is easily one of the very best playing yo-yos I have ever thrown. But it comes with those ‘edges’.
When Jeffrey designed the 000, his vision was a high performance yet bare bones yoyo. Kinda like cutting a ball in half and hollowing it out. And… if you cut a ball in half and didn’t make any attempt to round off the edges, this is exactly what you would get.
Jeffrey is an advanced yoyo player. He is an amazingly good yoyo designer. And he has a very artistic mind and minimalist tendencies. When he decided to combine those positive elements, he came up with a 3 dimensional result of his vision.
But sometimes the very best ideas don’t come without consequences.
So… I get the 000 from the UPS guy, right as I am leaving for work. I opened the box at work and knew I couldn’t wait to get home to take the Death factor out of the recipe.
I get home at 11:00pm and have this brainstorm to go directly into the house and throw my new toy around and risk fate.(bad idea). I decide to put a nice new thicker than I normally use string(bad idea). And decided to start right off with Spirit Bomb(3rd strike).
Everything was fine for about 3 seconds. Until I crossed my hands over to do the pop up. The string locked up and the 000 SMACKED me right on the back of the hand sliced me just like a knife!
Fortunately, the sight of blood does not really faze me unless it is hitting the ceiling, lol.
After the First Aid procedure, I wasted no more time in removing the Impending Doom factor from my 000.
It’s all better now.