So here’s the thing:
These forums are one of the biggest and most active yoyo forums that there is. However, there seem to be very few famous/sponsored players that are willing to come on here and discuss all things yoyo.
Paul Dang graces us with his presence the most frequently. Paul, please don’t ever leave us. ;D
Erik Koloski and Palli have also been known to drop in from time to time. Haven’t seen Palli around in a while though.
However, we know that there are tonnes of really talented players out there, so why do you think so few players wish to be part of the online forum community?
Now I know there are a few simple/witty answers to this question that someone will come in and post to a swarm of likes, so I’m getting in there first:
- “They’re too busy actually yoyoing.”
- “They don’t want to come on here and discuss mundane topics.”
- “They actually have lives.”
Yes yes, very amusing. :-X
In regards to point #2: I think as with a lot of things in life, you get out what you put in. The reason why these forums can at times get a tad stale is because we have so few people willing to come on and help make things more exciting.
If we had this lot on here:
Then I’m pretty sure things would be a lot more interesting. I’m aware there are those that don’t have English as a native language, so I’m mostly referring to the American scene here.
I can’t help but wonder. The reason why these guys/gals are the best at what they do is because they put in so much time and effort to the hobby. Many of them no doubt dedicate hours each day to hardcore practice.
Now surely the main reason why anyone would put in so much practice has to be because they simply love yoyoing. Such passion for getting good must surely stem from a love of all things return top…?
Now if you love something that much, why wouldn’t you want to talk about it? ???
Apart from a few choice (and much appreciated) individuals, it’s like the sponsored yoyo players at large seem to completely avoid this place.
Why do you think that is? Could anything be done to change it? What can we do to stop Paul from leaving?
(ps. I had far too little sleep this weekend so I’m practically braindead, I apologise if any of this reads a little incoherently.)