If New cars came in giant boxes; some people would get box cutters and just cut holes so they could see out while driving.
And hopefully keep down damage from possible accidents.
I wrote a long post a few months back on the subject of ‘Fear and yoyos’. About how yoyos purchased for ‘throwing’ are only ‘fun’ if you throw them to have fun.
…And if you are literally in fear of the possibility/and/or inevitability of damaging your yoyo(s); that you have cancelled the ‘fun aspects’ of playing.
I gave an example of a guy I knew years ago that bought a beautiful 4 Wheel drive truck. It was fully equipped and looked sweet.
But he wouldn’t even drive down a street with water puddles. He wouldn’t drive it in the rain. He wouldn’t drive it around any mud. He would t take it off road. He wouldn’t park it anywhere away from home. He literally stopped in traffic one day when he saw water on the road from a fire hydrant and backed up and made a u-turn; to avoid flicking water up on his truck.
I saw him some time later with ‘no truck’. I asked him, ‘where’s that truck’? He told me he sold it because it wasn’t any fun’.
It wasn’t any fun simply because he was in fear of using it.
Unless you are a collector or just like to display and drool over your treasured yoyos; think of them more as tools and toys.
Learning tricks makes a Yoyo a tool that becomes part of the trick learning equation. Tools eventually show signs of wear. Regardless of how careful you are. Shovels get scratches, hammers get gouged up handles, work trucks get collateral damage, work shoes get all scuffed up.
But all equipment helps accomplish your mission. Whether it’s: hole digging or hammering a nail or using your truck on a demo site or doing construction work with sturdy boots on.
If… If you buy yoyos to learn tricks. If you bought just one or two yoyos for learning tricks. That yoyo or those yoyos are ‘tools’. Let the yoyos help accomplish your mission; to learn tricks.
Effective learning is best; if distractions are minimized. Being ‘constantly fearful’ of damaging your yoyos is not very fun or effective.
Be careful not fearful. Throw yoyos and have fun doing it.
…or just play with Jello.