So, I made the long-ish drive down to NER this past weekend to hang out with friends, try my hand at competing (spoiler: I didn’t do so great, but I didn’t totally fail out!), and of course acquire some new yoyos.
I was INCREDIBLY fortunate to win two of the three raffles I entered, scoring a stack of stuff (thank you to all the sponsors who donated!) Here are the combined goodies, minus two CLYW snapback caps that I gave to enthusiastic CLYW fans. I was already so lucky, I didn’t mind just saying, “You like it that much? It’s yours!” VERY cool hats, though! Here’s the loot, which includes 3 kendamas, plus in terms of yoyos-- Valor, Amplitude, Hitman X, Journey, Kickside, YoYo Brothers sidecap ProYo:
In addition to that, I made a few purchases. After trying a bunch of GREAT yoyos at YYE, I asked on a whim, “I know the store indicates being sold out, but you don’t just happen to have some flukey Pulsar Genesis around, do you?” As you can see, they did, which I added to my Diffusion and miscellaneous other goods (D-sized KK, pads)! I made a few other non-YYE acquisitions, resulting in this purely coincidental monochrome-themed set:
As you can imagine, I’m on yoyo overload! NER was insane! I don’t know how I’m going to get around to these! But that’s not a terrible problem to have…
Thanks YYE for helping me out at the store, but also for hosting such a great event. I’ll be back next year for sure.