I’m curious if you’ve ever had a yo-yo that has been on your list of throws to buy, but for some reason, you kept delaying the inevitable and pushing it back. This would be the yo-yo that is on the list of things to buy, but other yo-yos are released after it, and you buy those other yo-yos instead. This is not a yo-yo that you cannot afford. This would be a yo-yo that you can definitely afford, but there are other reasons you delayed purchasing it.
If this has ever happened to you, I want to know what yo-yo that was, and why you delayed buying it and bought other throws instead. Also, how long did it remain on the list?
For some of you, you still haven’t bought it yet.
The yo-yo that fits the above description, for me, is the YoyoFactory Protostar. I hear that yo-yo mentioned all the time, and I was always a little curious about it. A lot of yo-yos are compared to it too. When I first got into yo-yoing, I would hear that the ProtoStar and NorthStar were the same, except one was heavier than the other. I bought the heavier version NorthStar almost immediately, because I prefer heavier throws. So, for that reason, I put the Protostar on the back burner. The strange thing is, it’s only about $30, and it comes in one of my favorite color combinations (red/black/white), so it seems strange even to me that I just bought it this week. One of the main reasons, other than having the similar NorthStar, that I didn’t buy it sooner, is that I just felt it would always be around. The fact that I thought I would always be able to find it, no matter how long the delay, kept it on the back burner.
I’m glad I can finally cross it off my list. It has been a year and a half.
When you answer:
- What yo-yo is it;
- The reason for the delay;
- How long it took you to cross it off the list (if you ever have).