I’ve been taking a break from from yoyoing. Sparked up an old hobby that took over for a while. But I’ve been getting that itch again. So of course at some point I want to buy a new yoyo and hit the new releases. Now I stopped counting after a bought my 100th yoyo so I’m not hard up. But by page 3 I notice that there really isn’t a lot to choose from under 50$ and a lot more 90$+ yoyos than when I stopped buying.
This concerns me for 2 reasons. One is It comes across as unaccessible to younger throwers that don’t have ability for self income. Even if they do it’s normally not a lot. AND WE NEED THE KIDS!
Second is that it creates the idea in newer yoyoers that 100$ yoyos do improve you ability. (Though I’ve never felt that happend nearly as much as it was made out to be.) At some point if you see 10x 90$ yoyos and only 3 30$ish yoyos you would have to assume they helped talent if you didn’t know better by actually getting there.
This can all be count with a lot of" well they could just…" and " new yoyoers should first…" but would and should don’t make reality. That’s not how people start hobbies. They buy dumb stuff first then figure out what they did wrong. Open this site and BIG RED RECTANGLE NEW REALESES. May be their first look at serious yoyoing. And it just feel discouraging.
About as short as a could keep it.