1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, or 5A? These are all hard, don’t get me wrong.
Just an opinion but if I had to rank easiest to hardest:
(4a and 3a are possibly interchangeable)
It shows just how little I know/understand about 2A that I assumed 3A would be the hardest by far.
My opinion from easiest to hardest:
Which ever one you are most familiar with
For this particular question, I think I’d like to hear from people who have at least tried each discipline enough to be semi-competitive.
Otherwise how would you know?
I’ve tried 1A, 2A, 4A, and 5A. 4A is the easiest to me because it’s less complex than the other styles.
Isn’t there a variant of 4A in which the string is a large loop rather than a string unconnected at the two ends?
I think I’ve seen that before.
I think that depends on how the question is perceived. “Easiest to learn the basics?” Or “Easiest to be semi-competitive?” My earlier answer assumed the former.
Yeah but how do we know people answering actually know the basics of each discipline?
Fair enough. Certainly makes for more valid data if the people answering have tried all five.
I’ve only tried 3A once.
From easiest to hardest in learning the basics, here is my list. I have learned the absolute basics of each. Haven’t put in enough time to do the bottom 3 super consistently.
I would probably agree with this one.
Could you be thinking of moebius? That’s more of a 5a variant I’d say
same for me
Pretty close, but I’d swap 4a with 5a, assuming the player started at 1a
My opinion from easiest to hardest.
I have tried and can do the basics of all the styles except for 2a(I can do looping tricks with one hand but I haven’t practiced enough to do more than a few loops with both)
From my experience I would say from easiest to hardest
Outside of 2a I think 4a is my worst style, but I’ve also practiced it the least by far. From what I’ve learned though it seems that 4a is easier to pick up despite it being offstring due to it only having one factor(a single yoyo) to really focus on like with 1a.
3a is the most frustrating to learn but the most rewarding and satisfying to do. 2a is the hardest but the mindless repetition and lack of tangles makes it less frustrating to learn than 3a and maybe even 4a and 5a. 4a is annoying to learn(not as much as 3a though) because messing up means chasing after a yoyo.
It’s absolutely crazy to me that 2a used to be the norm, and that it used to be the norm with crappy looping yoyos. That shiz is so hard.