My wife would laugh at this self-assessment, but I consider myself to be a pretty patient person, especially when it comes to hobbies. For example, when I play video games I have an almost zen-like way of maintaining calm, no matter how harrowingly difficult the game gets. Thus far, I’ve managed to incorporate that same calmness to learning new tricks; however, there is one aspect of throwing that just makes me want to hurl a yoyo as far into the sky as I can:
I assume I’m not the only person to experience this. You think you’ve got a trick dialed in. You KNOW you’ve got a trick dialed in. You do it over and over just to prove to yourself that you’ve got it dialed in. Then you try it the next day, and you’ve got nothing.
Boing-e-boing. Seriously with this trick. People keep saying “it’s tricky, but once you’ve gotten the rhythm, you’re good to go.” Problem is I’ve GOTTEN the rhythm multiple times (and done it again, and again, and again, to prove to myself that I’ve got it). Next day it’s like I’ve never tried the trick before.
Magic Drop. I posted this one in the “Landed It” thread a few weeks back. That night I had Magic Drop down cold. Front string, back string, didn’t matter. Now I can land the front string one time in five and I have no idea how to hit the back string.
Spirit Bomb. This one is really infuriating. I had the first pop down cold, and I was closing in on the second pop. Now, for some reason, I can’t land that first pop to save my life. I try and I just end up with a tangle of strings.
I’m not looking for advice - I just wanted to rant for a bit. Do other people experience this, or am I just trick-challenged?