How did you start yoyoing?
Did you ever think you’d get this far?
What’s your story?
I guess where it first started was when I was 6… There was a “YoYo Guy” that came to my school, and afterwards there were a couple of older kids that would teach tricks to us. I’d yoyo, mostly throw sleepers, walk the dog, rock the cradle, on my swirly light-up cheap-yo and after a string broke I’d simply buy a new one. I lost interest because Summer came and I didn’t have anyone else to teach me tricks.
Fast forwards 9 years later, and I was walking down the isle of Walgreens and a Duncan Imperial catches my eye. I got all nostalgic, remembering how much I loved yoyo’s when I was a kid and decided to buy it. I spent the next two days just goofing off until I reached the same plateau I had when I was younger, but this being the modern age, I thought that “Maybe” there’d be someone on the internet teaching yoyo stuff. Thus I did a google search for “YoYo” and happened upon Hiroyuki Suzukis 2005 WYYC freestyle, followed by Andre’s tutorials… Lets just say my mind was absolutely blown.
I’d had many hobbies in the past so I googled “YoYo” forum, and happened upon -thatothersite" and started to ask questions about the hobby. What YoYo to get, how to learn new tricks, etc. etc. until I eventually got my hands on a YYJ Lyn Fury. Afterwards things just kind of took their own course, I played with that Lyn Fury so much that the axle actually SNAPPED inside the yoyo. I proceeded to trade/buy stuff from others, got a couple of metals way too early like most people, and went through on/off stages of throwing tons and not throwing at all.
And here I am now, after one of my not-throwing periods. I honestly feel like I’ll stick with it this time since I actually have people to throw with now! I also have a job, and my own money, so things like bearings/strings/broken YoYo’s aren’t that much of an issue anymore.
What about you?