Every serious yoyo player is likely to face this dilemma:
You will be smashing out a colossal combo either in private or in public, and someone will ask you this: ‘Can you walk the dog?’
In the mind of the person asking the question, it seems relevant and harmless, but for the modern yoyo player, it is problematic.
So what do you do? Do you:
Explain that you can’t because you will damage your yoyo? This will make you sound like a precious douche in their eyes no matter how thoroughly you explain it.
Do you say yes, hold back your tears and silently salute your Genesis as it grinds down to pixie dust?
Simply lie and say that you don’t know how to? This will make every uncle born in the 1950’s look (or at least feel) like they’ve got one up on you in their yoyo ‘skillz’…