Where has your Yo-Yo Journey Taken You?

Hey Everyone! For the past several weeks I’ve been pondering a question, and have been looking back on life to find the answer. What I found/realized was very intriguing to me, and I wanted to start this discussion thread to hear some of your answers as well! I created a video on my YouTube channel where I tell a bit more of the story (watch it below if you want!) but the Too Long Didn’t Watch (TLDW) of it is this. I started out with a $20 Velocity from YoYofactory. And while it definitely hasn’t taken me anywhere crazy within the world of Yo-Yoing itself, it has impacted other areas of my life in some pretty incredible ways. Yo-Yoing really lit up a passion for creativity inside of me when I was 12 years old, which lead to many things including my current job as a content creator. My question is this…Where has Yo-Yoing taken you? I would love to hear more!

Also, if you’re feeling generous, a Like and Subscribe is much appreciated! Maybe this YouTube channel will also take me somewhere someday!

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There’s gotta be at least a few of you out there with a story to share, for real I would love to hear them. It’s always cool to share experiences as they can be a big source of inspiration for many! Even if it’s nothing major what ways has Yo-Yoing impacted your life?

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Well, I started 24 years ago….

And now I can hit double or nothing at least 2 out of 3 times…

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That’s definitely a solid amount :slight_smile:

My yoyo journey just takes me to work.

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but, you ARE @YoYoExpertGarrett

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Mine started with curiosity about that bearing thing in a yoyo. Then practicing up the trick ladder for the Bay Are Classic. Eventually building a secret laboratory :test_tube:!

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It has led me to a perpetually empty wallet. :hole:

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One thing I’ve noticed is that my time spent on social media has mostly been replaced by this forum, and looking at and playing with yoyos. It’s a really fun hobby to have with a great community. Plus, it’s a great outlet for creativity that helps me to forget about the worries of the day.

I always liked yoyos throughout my life, but once I really discovered what they were capable of, something inside me changed…

I am now a yoyo man.

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In my journey I mastered some tricks, but must importantly I’ve met some really nice people.

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So not necessarily a journey for me but when I was a kid in elementary school we used to have a thing called field days. Basically play a bunch of games like kick ball and three legged races all day then some entertainment after lunch. So on one of these field days after lunch they had a music guy come in who taught us about rhythm. After him though they had a yo-yo guy come up. He did some string tricks some looping and the diabolo. I thought it was the coolest thing so when I got out I went to the toy store and I got my first yoyo the imperial by duncen. Yoyos became an EDC for me since that day. Never got all that good still struggle with ufo but always have fun with it and it’s great for relieving stress. That wraps up my story about how I started yo-yoing.

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