I started off a Steve Brown fanboy in the 90’s and almost 20 years later after I picked up the yoyo again and decided to get into it. When I met Steve as a little kid he showed me a bunch of 1A stuff and I always wanted to do his 5A tricks so I tried to mimic his movements and eventually learned that it was a completely different style of yoyo. When I researched yoyo I found out about guys like Jason Lee, Guy Wright and Tyler Severance and tried to mirror their movements and slowly learned more 1A and 5A.
To put it shortly:
1A - I youtubed “yoyo” and Jason Lee and Guy Wright came up and the way they played was like an art form and it blew me away
2A - that spark hasn’t really ignited yet but probably the closest is John Higby
3A - Hank Freeman
4A - again, hasn’t really sparked my interest.
5A - Seeing what Steve Brown, John Higby, Miguel Correa and Tyler Severance could do with 5A
It doesn’t have to be people in particular, I am just curious what got you into your favorite styles. It could have been a contest experience or just traveling and seeing a street performer. 2-4A just haven’t really tickled my fancy and I’m curious if anyone would have a mind-blowing experience that could spark my interest to these other variations and styles.