The 'My first throw' thread


#1

Hey guys it’s epicperson again not to ask questions helplessly but…to ask you guys what your first throw was. Reply here and look what other people’s first throws have been!


#2

My first throw was a Duncan butterfly.


#3

Yomega brain


(Erik Kerber ) #4

Yoyofactory Velocity when I first got seriously into throwing but before that I believe I had thrown a duncan butterfly when I was much littler


#5

Bought a Duncan Butterfly for $1 and threw it on the way out to the car, and immediately went and bought the Speed Beetle/ Pro-Yo combo pack


#6

888x


#7

Jennifer Baybrook special edition Yomega Raider! :stuck_out_tongue:

Then after a yoyo not even worth naming that I had for a week

I got a pink YYJ Kickside.


#8

Bought my first yoyo (Duncan Imperial) in 1972 ;D Following week I bought one of the Duncan Velvet imperials because they just came out.


#9

A free yoyo from a bank


#10

When I was 5 I wouldn’t leave the store until my Mum bought me a Duncan Firewheel so that would technically be my first. After that some Coke Russells during the “Spinner” promotion and eventually my first transaxle which was a Yomega Fireball. First bearing yo-yo was a Team Losi Da Bomb, I remember stalking the only online store at the time until the Da Bomb was released.


#11

Fun fact - I used to work with the guy who built Jennifer Baybrook’s website in the mid 90’s (they went to school together) and he was the reason I got into yo-yoing - my ever first contest was Jennifer’s contest in St Albans VT where I met a very young Dana Bennett who eventually went on to be 5A World champ.


#12

A yellow and white Duncan Butterfly. It would have been in the late 60s. Then I didn’t throw for over 40 years. I recently restarted with a YYF Velocity.


#13

first yoyo was a Duncan (Imperial i assume) somewhere around 1964 - 65. that was like precious gold. Back then if you could do a sleeper, walk the dog, and rock the baby, you were a yoyo god. i could do a sleeper (sometimes).

had a few promotional give away yo-yos through out the years but didn’t do much more than up and down (or down and up) with an occasional around the world.

in 2011 i bought a YYF Velocity and started watching you tube videos and learning the tricks of yesterday as well as some of the more modern tricks (took me a month before i could consistently do a trapeze). wasn’t consistent until around this time last year. i went from one yoyo to about 20 yo-yos in one year (and have a shipment for 4 more coming today). now a little further along but can’t do the crazy stuff like the kids on youtube.
gw


#14

When I was really little I had a blue Yomega Brain, and then for string tricks I got a Yomega Xodus II that I used until I was about 9 or 10 and then lost interest (and my yoyo) because I couldn’t understand how they did a front mount on the Yomega Mania DVD. It frustrated me to no end haha

Just got back into it a year ago, and found my Brain and a Fireball and a Raider, but couldn’t find my Xodus II, kinda bummed about that. My first yoyo a year ago was a Yomega Maverick.


#15

My first throw was a black with red rims yomega xodus2. I only stuck with yomegas for like 5 months until I discovered yoyoexpert and purchased my first advanced playing yoyo, a Yoyofactory DNA. Fast forward 2.5 years and I have too many throws to name off the top of my head.


#16

YYF Fast 201


#17

Yomega Brain in translucent blue, a really nice colorway. I still have it.


({RTD} alecto) #18

and orange yomega dash… i still have it it is my pride and joy


#19

Yomega brain


#20

The first one I can remember is a blue Duncan Butterfly, but I might have had an Imperial or something before that.

My first transaxle yo-yo was a Duncan Ballistic in 2005. That thing is neither fish no fowl, and not much good for anything IMO. Sleeps too easily for good looping, too narrow for 1A - it was very frustrating.