I dont understand why there are so few girls that throw. The only ones i can think of are ann connoly, the clyw girl (i forget her name), abby (on the forumns), and Totalartist. I dont get why it appeals to boys so much more than girls.
List so far:
7.Corli Du Toit
As a girl, I would have to say girls put there interests in what lots of other girls do. They want to fit in. Girls tend to do what the crowd does because they want to fit in because that is where their “status” is. Not many girls yoyo and not many people know about the community so it doesn’t really interest them. And that completely ok. But again, that is just coming out of my point of view it can be for a completely different reason.
We could come up with more (Corli du Toit for example), but the fact remains that it’s still male-dominated. I couldn’t come up with a reason why, either, but I suspect that kendama, juggling, skateboarding, trial biking (?), parkour, and a bunch of other skill-based hobbies/activities are male-dominated as well.
Scrapbooking and dance continue to be female-dominated.
^ Very well put. I plan on changing that last bit single handedly. Dons leotard and tap shoes
It seems to me that nowadays not many women/girls have serious hobbies/interests.
Very few of the girls I know, or have met, have had any real interests or hobbies. You get a few that play an instrument here and there, but thats usually about it.
Nowadays if you ask most young women their hobbies/interests it would go “Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Shopping.” I know that’s true for a heck of a lot of guys as well, but nowhere near to the same extent.
I think if you took away social networking and television from this world, we would be so much more productive. Whilst I’m there workout out, yoyoing, playing piano and guitar and whatever else I can hastily fit into my day, my family just sits around watching tv or on their smartphones…
That being said, the women that are throwing are giving themselves an awesome name. The amount of female talent coming out of Europe at the moment is amazing, and I’m sure that having Worlds in Prague next year is only going to get more people interested.
Honestly I think a woman winning worlds would be absolutely fantastic. Abby… Worlds 2017?
This thread got me to thinking. Are there any well-know Japanese female players? I can’t think of any. With the relative domination of the Japanese (# of world/regional champions / country population); it is interesting that there are no well-known female players from Japan. That may speak volumes.
I can’t find a consolidated listing of their team. But it’s worth noting that C3 isn’t a Japanese company and nor do I think the majority of their team are Japanese (though some are!). Do you have a link to a team page of some sort?
possibly but most likely I will have my name under some company’s belt though soon because companies I just don’t know why just jump on female yoyoers to be sponsored. That and I’m staring to become in my book “a halfway decent yoyoer” That and the difference between me and a “mainstream generic girl” is I have no Facebook, twitter, vine, instagram or cellphone. So I’m not exactly “iPhone or computer savvy” or obsessed with the Internet. That and I really don’t follow trends at all if there’s some new thing or trend going around you will see me most likely doing the exact opposite.
I didn’t! I mentioned Corli by name because she’s a sponsored player, but added that we could add a lot more to the list. I mean, if someone said, “Name 10 male yoyoers!” everyone would assume that “sponsored players” or at least “high profile players who make a lot of videos” would be on that list. I sure wouldn’t be.
Ahem… Buko is Japanese and a former World champion. My memory is a bit fuzzy… I think it was 2005 where she placed in the top 3 for BOTH 3A and 5A…? Team Duncan. It doesn’t get much more awesome than that. She is one of those rare players who genuinely is a class act.