This is something I’ve thought a lot about and I wondered how people’s reactions to this idea would be.
I go to numerous non yoyo related conventions in the year, and they are always a great time of community and fun with panels, workshops, little side events, parties, etc. And I have wondered, what If there was an event of this kind for yoyoers? Where competing isn’t the big focus of the event and instead, community, learning, and fun?
Of course a lot of this happens at yoyo contest as well, but it’s also true that for a lot of people who are serious competitors, they’re time at these events is a bit more focused and serious with the competition goal in mind. Maybe a more casual event without the contest pressure would be a nice rest for them also?
At flow art festivals they host “showcase” events where people can go on stage and perform their skills without it being a competition, and instead a showcase of unique moves and tricks. How cool would it be to have a yoyo freestyle showcase where the focus isn’t on placing the best, but showing something groundbreaking or unique?
With this kind of idea in mind, what are your thoughts? Do you think an event like this could be successful? Would you attend an event like this? And do you think yoyo companies would help sponsor an event like this?
Personally I would love something like this and I hope one day I can help put something like this together.