“Yoyoing Is What You Make Of It”
Yoyoing, a use of a toy that people of all ages take part in through generations of generations. Pedro Flores was the very first yoyo company to spread it and we, those that are serious of the toy, can say “Thank you”. The toy has a whole has taken the world by storm and with that has brought different thoughts, aspects, and roles then just playing with it.
Speaking as a yoyoer, my role in this community seems to be to push yoyoing to new and creative expressions. These expressions are presented in different types of tricks for people to be awed and or the likelyhood, disappointed. This is the role that best suits me as a player as I am very stubborn to not want to be a competitor. My creativity shines when I am best focused on trying to develop new manuevers. Not to be tied down trying to create freestyles and a show for those out there.
“Zammy” has a number of other roles in this community. Helping other yoyoers when they are in need, being a representative of Onedrop, being a positive role model for a younger generation, spreading out the love of it due to charity…I’m a busy guy.That is what I choose to do and one I pride in.
Yoyoers of all kinds have different types of roles that they fill in, whether it is to be an innovator, competitor, tutorial maker, store owner, company owner…the list literally goes on and on.
That is the beauty of yoyoing, we can make it what we want to make it!
However, there is going to be a time that there will be those that will be negative of what you choose to do with yourself. There is an obvious difference with friendly criticism versus those those that are going out their way to hate on you. People will talk behind your back, they will try to tear you down. This can be said for anything someone is passionate about.
If you have the self belief in what you do, they will never break you down. That is when your integrity shines through.
So listen, if you have read this far I will give you credit for that. You do not have to agree with me as I do not expect people to see through my point of view when it comes to yoyoing. But when it comes to as simple as a thing as a yoyo, it can break off into many different facets that all fill for anyone out there.
Choose what you think is appropriate for you and follow through with it. Become the best you believe you can be and never let anyone stop you. Ultimately with yoyoing there are difficulties ahead because it is still growing versus other things in the world but if you stick with it, it can lead to a fulfilling experience.
Literally, it is you versus the world.
Yoyoing is what you make of it.
There is no rules.
Just you, the string, and the spinning object.
I wield yoyoing like that of a paintbrush.
I break the rules.
I create what I choose.
And that is ultimately what I do.