Ed Haponik’s 66 Rules has been making it’s way around the community for the last week or so. One of those “rules” stood out to me:
- find a yo-yo that you can’t play well at all. play it exclusively for a month.
Compared to many of you, I don’t play any yoyo well at all, but I have a No Jive (a purchase also inspired by Ed) that I can’t do much at all on. This made me realize that even though I’m throwing expert level tricks (according to Andre’s scale), I sort of glossed over the basics in my rush to get the coolest, most non-responsive yoyos I could afford.
All that being said, as soon as the bundle of Type 8 cotton strings I ordered on Wednesday is in my hands, I’m boxing up all of my bearing yoyos and not looking at them for at least a month while I get to know my No Jive and all of the things I missed in my scramble to become an expert. I didn’t stop to smell the roses, so I’m gonna backtrack a bit.
So… “if anybody else wants to come with me, this moment will be the ground floor of something real and fun and inspiring and true in this godforsaken business and we will do it together!”
Bonus points for identifying the quoted movie. imdb.com is for cheaters. and losers.
P.S. Please don’t regale me with stories of your first crappy yoyo. I want to know if anyone wants to do this now, as in this present moment, not the past.