I started collecting with one single purpose in mind: get at least one yo-yo from every company ever made, if possible the most popular model. That goal quickly changed as soon as my collection started to become a little bit larger. I began collecting titaniums because I found the properties of that particular metal fascinating. I started going after specific colorways that seemed more pleasing to the eye. At the same time, I felt the need to try different shapes, sizes, and materials to see how each would affect play. I’ve bought wood yo-yos, steel yo-yos, delrin yo-yos, ultra wide, slim, new, old, and everything else I could find.
I’ve done all this and will continue to do so, because I’ve realized that I love every single thing about them–the way they look, that nostalgic feeling they bring every time I throw one down, a feeling which takes me several years back (years more simple and pure), the joy I feel after learning something new, all of it.
There are many things that people choose to collect. Most of those things sit in a case and rarely see the light of day. I’ve found yo-yos to be the most fun out of them all. You can always carry one with you, and it will always bring a smile to your face.