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YoYoExpert - Forum Experts


Here at the YoYoExpert forum community we know how important it is that everyone help each other and be welcoming whether it be through advice, guidance, or friendly encouragement.

We want you to know we watch the forums closely and see all of you contributing in many wonderful ways.  This is why we have started the "Forum Experts" of YoYoExpert.

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Just what is it exactly?

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We want to support those that take that extra effort to help others, who take the time to write legible posts, and take the time to research information and properly present it in their forum posts.  These are the kind of people that help you with a trick instead of telling you to search for it yourself.  These are the kind of people that post a video as an example or give encouragement and advice.  You get the idea.

We call it when we see it. When we feel that we have found an individual showcasing these characteristics in their posts and writing deserving of recognition we will name a new expert.  It is not necessarily the person with the "most" posts - remember quality over quantity here.

This selected member will be named an "expert" on the site and will be given a $50 Gift Certificate to use at YoYoExpert in thanks for all their hard work.

We want to encourage all of you to learn and grow from each other and we look forward to creating an amazing community of leaders in the yo-yo world.

- Andre Boulay

 

GregP
gregpSeptember 2013
mgiroux77
mgiroux77April 2013
Studio42
studio42November 2011
mrcnja
mrcnjaJune 2010
   
DR.YO-YO
DRYOYOHONORARY
SAMAD
Samad FEBRUARY 2009
DocRobot
UPCOMINGMARCH
2009
Kim-Lan
Kim-LanAPRIL
2009
Pheenix
Kim-LanMAY
2009
JayyojayyoJUNE 2009
Apetrunk
ApetrunkJULY
2009
JM
jmAUGUST
2009
PAOLO
PAOLOSEPTEMBER
2009
JM
jmOCTOBER
2009


September 2013 Forum Expert


Expert JM
GregP
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GregP

I rediscovered yoyo when on a whim I decided to buy a cheap plastic from a box store so that I could show some basic tricks to my oldest son. Decades earlier, I had gotten as far as "Rock the Baby" with a wooden fixed-axle yoyo before written trick instructions brought me to a halt. This time around I wanted to learn some basic tricks I had missed, and had the entire internet at my disposal! You can imagine what I discovered when I searched for "yoyo tutorials": a whole new world of modern "return top" that blew me away.

Since that discovery I've been practicing steadily and acquiring yoyos, as well as learning a lot about the various companies, styles, and technologies that are a part of our niche hobby/sport/art. I like to stay engaged with other yoyoers, and a community forum is a constant and reliable way for me to do that. I try to share back everything I learn, as well as just be a generally useful chap.

My family is the center of my life, but I also enjoy my job as a software developer and my other pursuits which include photography, kickboxing, guitar, and web design/development.


WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
We all agree that GregP makes some of the most 'Expert' posts on the forums. Kind, generous, involved and dedicate are all words that come to mind in describing Greg!
 
April 2013 Forum Expert


Expert JM
mgiroux77
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mgiroux77

As a child, I always had a yo-yo around. When I was in high school (1990-1994), there was a small group of us who were throwing a lot. We were all very into Tom Kuhn yo-yos. As high school went on, I lost interest, but in 1998, a friend contacted me and wanted to buy some of my yo-yos.

I reconnected with the sport, and began throwing Yomegas. Again, I lost interest, but in 2003, I was in A2Z Science & Learning Store in Northampton, MA, and picked up a YoyoJam. I was hooked.

Fast forward to 2010, and have been active in the yo-yo community, ever since. I am a regular at A2Z yo-yo class, Yoyoexpert store, which is local to me, and Dogbite Yo-Yo Club. I am also a member of NH Yo-Yo Club. I helped found a 21 Plus Yo-Yo Club in my area. I have competed in the Sport freestyle divisions of both NER and MA States the last few years. I am an avid collector of purple and green and Hulk Smash yo-yos. I started a thread on the forum to celebrate my favorite yo-yo colors.
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,52204.0.html
I also recently ran a contest on the forum. I love to throw One Drop, CLYW and General Yo.

In my private life, I work as a Human Resources Specialist for a local Retirement Community. When I am not yo-yoing, I love to play guitar, ride my bike, listen to music, and spend time with my family and friends. I would like to thank Andre` Boulay, and the YoYoExpert Moderators for giving me this very special honor. Feel free to PM me with any and all yo-yo related questions, and I will be more than willing to help.


 
WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
mgiroux77/Matt is a great guy who genuinely wants to be helpful, have fun, and help other folks enjoy the yoyo community. He is very much deserving of this recognition!
November 2011 Forum Expert


Expert JM
Studio42
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STUDIO42

Chris Pickett started to yoyo back in 1978 when the Duncan Imperial was the hot toy for Christmas. Unfortunately, without guidance, this didn't go so well and he was unable to gravity pull or even sleep it. After the string broke a few months later, the yoyo wasn't around anymore. Even though the yoyo was gone, the interest never faded.

Chris does a lot of interesting work for a living. He works in data communications and IT, building networks from clients that range from individual home users to Fortune 500 companies using a wide range of. He also builds and repairs computers. He works inside Macs and PC's, laptops and desktops. If he can get into it, chances are he can fix it. He also does a large amount of technical writing and documentation for his clients regarding their networks. Another service offering involves media transfers, including digitizing film, videotapes, various audio formats and document capture services.

One of Chris's biggest passions is professional audio. Studio42 is his business, of which a major portion of his business is doing sound production for events. His list of clients reads like a "who's who" of A-list entertainers. Tired of touring and working for others, Studio42 was created so he could do things his way in an environment that welcomes in new people and can be used to teach people how to do sound production for concerts, providing new people the types of opportunities that he had to fight for on his own.

Chris loves audio so much he'd do it 24 hours a day, but the reality is that much of the gear he loves to use so much is simply too big and/or too heavy for him to move and set up on his own. So, in May of 2011, he decided that it's time to find something else to do in his spare time, something simple, fun and didn't require heavy lifting. The yoyo was chosen and a trip to the local toy store got him started. Of course, yoyos have changed a lot since 1978. Quickly overwhelmed with information on what was supposed to be a simple hobby, he landed on YYE and found the guidance, direction and the help he was looking for. Within 2 weeks of starting, he decided to upgrade to a modern yoyo, a blue Dark Magic II.

Chris likes to help and to teach. Whether it is data communications, IT, computers , sound and now the yoyo, he likes sharing his knowledge with others.

He may not be the most skilled yoyo player, but he makes up for it by learning everything he can about it, practicing as much as he can and sharing his passion and acquired knowledge with others. You're never too old to learn something new


 
WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Chris is one of the friendliest people we have met on our forums and the quality of his posts are something everyone should take note of! Not to mention each post contains a wealth of well written information. Another example of what we need more of here at the YoYoExpert Forum Community!

June 2010 Forum Expert


Expert JM
mrcnja
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When I was six years old my brothers went to Windwizards, a local toy store, and bought a couple yo-yos. They came home with a Fireball, Brain, and a Saber Brain. I learned some of the basic tricks standing on a piano bench because the string was too long. Then I got bored and quit.

A couple of years later I was back at it with a good friend of mine. He is the one who got me started using yo-yos with bearings. Before, all I used were my brothersí old Yomega yo-yos; now I was only using Duncan yo-yos, especially the Flying Panda. I eventually got a Metal Zero and managed to find Andre on Expert Village. That really helped me learn. Now I could learn a trick in a day whereas before it took me a week to learn a trick from Begin2Spin or SectorY (both of those sites are great).

I was always interested in how things worked. I used to grab a screwdriver and take a toy completely apart, figure out how it worked while memorizing all the pieces, then put it back together. That carried over to yo-yos. I wanted my yo-yo to be better. I didnít know what would make it better, but I wanted it to be better. So I would google yo-yo mods for hours. That led me to my first forum where I read the modifications area top to bottom. A couple of days later I joined. I spent a good year on that forum learning everything I could about yo-yos and modifying them.

That is when I came over here to this forum. I saw the modifications area in dire need of help. I joined the forum and have been trying to help out as much as I can ever since then. As of late I have really taken an interest in getting better at looping. I have even set up a blog to help hold me accountable to learning 2a.

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
mrcnja is our forum "ninja" always the first one to notice if a thread doesn't belong somewhere and is quick to make sure the boards stay professional and respectful by working with our moderators. He has proven to be one our most valuable community members!


September Forum Expert


Expert JM
Paolo
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Paolo Bueno is an 11, almost 12, year old boy in the middle of his journey through yoyoing.

He first got a glimpse at what yoyoing really was on December 2nd, 2008, when a friend was bored, and brought a yoyo to school, with some tricks under his belt. About 3 days later, the breaks at school were filled with yoyoers, so many, you could literally hear the hissing noise of the bearings. The next day, Paolo acquired a Duncan Mosquito from Wal-Mart.
This is when it started. December 6th, 2008. The first day, he learned braintwister mount, and kept doing that, and practicing the basic sleeper for a while. Then, he got some tricks from his friends. He learned a lot of the beginner section with his Mosquito.

This kept going until Christmas, when he took a trip to Boston, Massachusetts. He was eager to get off the plane, so he could yoyo a bit more, but when he got off, he realized the Mosquito was lost, and could yoyo for the trip. When he came back, he didn't yoyo, until one day, he found Grant Johnson's "Stronger Yo-Yo" video when searching "yoyo" on YouTube. That inspired him. This was around January 16th. He convinced his parents to get him a KickSide, and they did. They still think that was one of the best $15 they ever spent. Once Paolo got the KickSide, he searched all over for good tutorials, and came across André Boulay's tutorial for "Superman" on YouTube, as it was a popular trick at his school, and found the link to Expertvillage, where he got through intermediate tricks.

He luckily found a link to YoYoExpert.com on Expertvillage, and that is how he got access to the learn section. Once he reached Advanced 2, he thought it was time for a new yoyo. He had to buy a yoyo for his brother also though, so he bought a "Stackless" Plastic Grind Machine for himself, and a F.A.S.T. 201 for his brother. He had already learned the "bind" with his fellow friend's Skyline. Then, he decided to sign up for the forum. This was his favorite thing he had EVER done on this site. It was where he learned his tricks. The PGM got there, and it got him to Expert 2 tricks. Then he started saving up for a metal. He got a DNA about halfway throung his journey into Master tricks, and it got him far.

Now, he wanted to meet yoyoer live, and share tricks with them. He searched all over for a place in his area, San Diego. He couldn't find anything, so he searched in all of SoCal, and found the Sunshine kite company at Redondo beach. He convinced his parents to take him there, and he learned many new tricks, and got new yoyos. He also got a Hayabusa, and that was his journey into offstring. And he also got a counterweight, and then he did 5A.

He quickly fell in love with 5A, and does it today as a main style.

After that, He found a yoyo contest in his area, and went. This changed a quite bit in yoyoing for him. He met some people from the Forum, got many new yoyos, and learned new tricks. He was new to contests, and didn't really know much about pros, so he had no idea what everyone was talking about. (Did I just type this?) After that, he "studied" the pros, and knew a lot more for the next contest he went to, BLC.

Today, Paolo continues to yoyo on a daily basis, and its become part of his life. He plans to keep yoyoing for the rest of his life, hopefully he can.

I'm proud to be YoYoExpert's 9th eXpert and will continue to try his hardest in helping people, and making this a good enviorment for everyone.

Thanks to all the forumers, and to André for making YoYoExpert.

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Thank you to Paolo for giving amazingly good, smart, and well thought out advice. Another great member (and now forum eXpert) of our amazing forums!



Honorary Forum Expert


Expert JM
Dr. Yo-Yo
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Chris “Dr. Yo-Yo” Allen. Chris started yo-yoing when he was 9 years old (21 years ago!) He got the name Dr. Yo-Yo in the mid 90's while working at a toy store. Kids would bring him broken yo-yo's and he would fix them for free (string, bearing, axle, ect). It just stuck, and before long Chris was being called Dr. Yo-Yo everywhere. He used to Manage a Yo-Yo store in the Southern California Area (Irvine Spectrum) and did a few schools and malls with the SoCal division of THP, and assisted in teaching classes in the Late 90's before the Pokemon vs Yo-Yo war decimated the majority of the industry we all know and love. Chris later taught a class in Stockton in 2000, again, Pokemon stole the kids attention.

For a few years Chris wandered like a yo-yo nomad teaching classes here and doing shows there, but was not really an active member of the online scene. Chris even worked at a short lived Yo-Yo Museum in Lodi in 2002. In Late 2007, Chris took the digital community plunge and joined the online Yo-Yo World. Dedicated to helping out in any way he can, Chris hopes to bring yo-yoing back to the glory it was in the late 90's.

Chris currently runs the biggest Yo-Yo news website (YoYoSkills.com) and puts in countless hours as a moderator on several forums, writing YoYoSkills reviews, and scouring the internets for any yo-yo news worthy items he can find.

 

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Dr. Yo-Yo was our first official moderator and without his help this place would be a mad house. Thank you for all that you do and running an amazing website!




Forum Expert of August 2009


Expert JM
JM (Jason)
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Christmas morning, 2001. A 14 year old Jason opens the annual presents, and Santa seemed to have a sense of humor that year. Sitting inside a small package was none other than a green Duncan Butterfly, a toy he was unfamiliar with. He had seen them around, but never tried one himself. Sitting in the bottom of the box was none other than a simple trick book, and the journey began.

Fast forward to early 2009, the green Butterfly has long since been lost and almost forgotten. A quick trip to a dollar store on one boring day at work would spark an interest. Sitting at the end of the snack aisle was a $2 “auto-return” yo-yo, the answer to his boredom. While on break, Jason found out that he still had some muscle memory from the old days, and went through the usual baby rocking and dog walking.

Once he made it home a quick search on the internet showed that not only had the simple activity evolved into an impressive sport, but the yo-yos themselves have come a very long way. After all kinds of research, he decided on a Dark Magic as his first “real” yo-yo, and the learning began.

Now, he throws anywhere and everywhere he gets the chance to. He has expanded play into different styles, with a particular interest in off-string growing quickly.

Aside from the yo-yos, Jason has an addiction to video games and motorcycles. He also is finishing up the rest of a marketing degree at college in Florida.

 

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Jason has one of the fastest response times with always a well thought out and informative answer. He is a very valuable resource to have here!




Forum Expert of July 2009


Expert Apetrunk
Apetrunk
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I am Brian Petr, and in 2006 a man named Brent Dellinger came to my school. The school has paid him to come to our school and give the kids a demonstration. This started the temporary yoyo craze at my school.

That evening I went home and found my purple Brain from when I was very young. I started to play with it and this trick book I had gotten from Yomega with the yoyo. The next day I brought it to school and showed off to my classmates. In the next couple days, more and more people brought yoyos until about half of the class had them. This was only around 12 or 13 people because our class had around 25 people, but that’s more than none, so that was good. Sometime soon after, I went online and ordered a Power Brain XP Wing so that I could try a yoyo that wouldn’t return automatically. I played with this all the time for a while, until I took it to a restaurant out of town and accidently left it there. When I got home, I looked online for other yoyos to get, when I found the Spinfaktor HG in blue. I ordered it and played with it for a while until I decided to get something “better.” Because Brent Dellinger had come to my school and had a signature yoyo, I decided to get his Spinmaster 2. It took me a while to find it, but I eventually got one and loved it.

During this time, my classmates, as well as people in other grades, were trying to get better also. They were progressing, but nobody was as good as I.

By the time I had gotten my Spinmaster 2, I was doing all the tricks from my trick book and needed more. I found out that there were tons and tons of tricks online that I could learn from. However, the summer came and went with little yo-yoing, and by the time I came back to school for 8th grade, nobody else was yo-yoing, so I also dropped it to play sports.

About 2 and a half years went by. Then, now a sophomore, I received a project I had to do. It was a demonstration speech for Communications class. My first idea for it would be to demonstrate building a shed. The teacher shot that idea down, but found interest in the yo-yoing idea. It worked wonderfully and I got a perfect score on the speech. I continued to yoyo in that class when we had some free time, and even tried playing offstring catch with some people. (That didn’t work out too well though.)

Soon after this speech, I found André’s tutorials on Expert Village. I needed help with a trick, so after looking around I found YoYoNation, which is a great site. Soon after, I discovered YoYoExpert and also loved the site and community, and I have been with both sites since. I am now a junior in high school and live in Wichita, Kansas.

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Brian is a great guy bringing a lot of good information to our forums here. We are lucky to have him here!




Forum Expert of June 2009


Expert Pheenix
Jayyo
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Josh Yee started yoyoing in 1998 on a vacation to Hawaii where he got a chance to watch a yoyo demo by Team High Performance. He got his first yoyo after convincing his dad that if he got him a yoyo "he could do all the tricks too".
He kept yoyoing seriously all the way until 2001 when his piano playing took most of his time. That all changed in 2003, when he went back to Hawaii and found a store that sold yoyos. He picked up a renegade and started throwing full time again!

Since then, he has been throwing more seriously than ever!

He started his own yoyo club and team in late 2005 with the goal of bringing new yoyoers into the community, and encouraging kids to always do their best and have fun with what they do.

Josh has compete at many different contest around the US including US Nationals, BAC, and PNWR.

But most of all, Josh just loves yoyoing and helping others with it.

Now, Josh spends his time practicing 2A yoyoing and just having fun!

Besides yoyoing, Josh is also quite skilled in Diabolos, Juggling, spin top and glowsticking.

Josh: I am proud to be a forum eXpert and will continue to help everyone anytime I can!

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Josh is an excellent player in all divisions and has been out there helping players learn for many years now. We are lucky to have him here supporting our wonderful forum!




Forum Expert of May 2009


Expert Pheenix
Pheenix
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So one really cold Norwegian winters day, Fifteen year old Pheenix (AKA Jonas) found a "Waschera" commercial yoyo that his brother picked up at Norway Cup. This yoyo was initally used to annoy the dog instead of walking it, Jonas soon got tired of winding the yoyo up all the time. He started practicing. As the schools weird guy, he thought a yoyo would fit him, so he brought it to school. He quickly found out that two other guys in the same class yoyoed in 5th grade, but quit. So now the three of them were yoyoing. They decided to be really "pro" and order some "pro" yoyos. Jonas ended up getting a SpeedMaker as his first "real" yoyo. And before he even got this yoyo in the mail, he signed up to the yoyoexpert.com forums. And even though his yoyo wasn't capable of doing intermediate tricks, he watched the videos over and over. And when he recieved his Speed Maker, he started doing the tricks. This piece of plastic made his trick list explode from outside loop to anything in a few days

There is no need to fast forward to this day. Jonas got his SpeedMaker less than three months ago.He still uses his trusty SpeedMaker to practice every single day. He tries his best to learn tricks. He has some fragments of time to spend at the forums and not to mention the chat room. And when talking about the chat room, Jonas does have a few "issues". Like the fact that he denies to buy used yoyos because he is afraid of the feeling of playing with "someone elses yoyo". Or that he stays in the chat room for extreme amounts of time. He does not feel like he's playing like an eXpert, but he has the ability of sucking up knowledge like a sponge. Even though he has dreams of being sponsored and winning contests, he is yoyoing for nothing but fun.

Jonas does not spend his entire life on yoyoing. He will be attending Vinstra Videregåande Skule to make music a part of school. He plays the electric bass guitar. He has what some people might call a strange taste of music. He can listen to about everything but new school hip hop and new school techno. And he is a bit of a sporty type as well. He does play some footbal (soccer) and does some cross country skiing. He does not really want to work out all the time, but he has to. Why? Because he needs something to balance his extreme consumption of sugar to keep his weight down. Now the Norwgianness has taken it's toll. It has taken it's toll in terms of customs, shipping and the ability to yoyo with others. Vang I Valdres might not be the perfect place to yoyo, but.... it's just a bad place to yoyo. He can however enjoy that everyone is calling him nerd and are amazed by rock the baby.
WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Pheenix answers are always solid and well written. Thank you Pheenix for making the forums a better place for everyone.




Forum Expert of April 2009
Expert Kim-Lan
Kim-Lan
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Kim-Lan is a thirteen year old girl in the midst of a beginning yo-yoing "career." Her journey into yo-yoing began with a cheap, NED yo received at school. The yo-yo lay unplayed for some time, but then one boring day changed that. A simple interest led to more and more until the interest grew into an obsession.

Now, everyday, yo-yoing is a significant part of Kim-Lan's life. While spending a lot of time on YoYoExpert Forums ("I've always seemed to be addicted to forums."), Kim-Lan also takes time to practice tricks to improve. And of course, there are some videos made from time to time.

Aside from yo-yoing, Kim-Lan also does many other things, including school. As you all know, school can take up lots of free time, but she still finds time for everything else, while still maintaining a usually perfect grade point average. Another small passion Kim-Lan holds is for music. It's a family thing and it's been going on for years. She plays a couple instruments including the clarinet and actually takes part in a children's choir. And that's not even everything.

But there's one more thing you can't forget: Penguins.

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Kim-Lan is always there with a very thoughtful, thorough, and well written response. Keep an eye out for her posts as they always contain good information!




Forum Expert of March 2009
Expert DocRobot
DocRobot
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Dr. Thelonius von Robot the Third, insane alter-ego of mild-mannered computer security analyst and yoyo enthusiast Robert Miller, has been throwing since 1999.

The Doc was first introduced to the hobby by means of a dear friend's employment. When the novelty shop said friend worked at began carrying yoyos, the Doc was quick to discover the Art of the Yo, and began learning everything he could from the other employees.

His first "real" thrower came in the form of the Playmaxx Turbo Bumble Bee, complete with cork pads and nifty black & yellow string, and he hasn't looked back since.

The government's leading scientists have long held an interest in the Doc, and the mysteries surrounding him. For many years, science was unable to explain neither the glandular problem that causes his immense weight, nor the fact that he appears able to make a yoyo glow with apparent supernatural ability.

Recent strides in scientific discovery, however, have been able to attribute both of these seemingly unexplainable phenomena to a love of souvlaki and the use of Photoshop, respectively.

Rob currently resides in South Bend, Indiana, with his wonderful wife Rachel. He reportedly forgives the fact that she's turned his house into a zoo, and collects insanely expensive statues of fairies. She, in turn, forgives his obsession with expensive objects that spin on string.

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
DocRobot is one of the kindest and helpful individuals we have on the forum - his posts are some of the best!




Forum Expert of February 2009
Expert SAMAD
SAMAD
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Well, it has been a long journey through yoyoing. All the fun, boring, good and bad times were worth it. And now, I am honored to be YoYoExpert, "eXpert" (redundant, huh? Cheesy)

Anyway, it all started one day in 5th grade, when my friend brought a Duncan Butterfly over to my house. I used it, and fell in love, so we traded his Butterfly, for 2 raw onions and a bag of hot cheetos ( we are not weird:P) So I was addicted to the Butterfly, but as it broke I acquired an Imperial from K-Mart, as well as a Duncan Speed Beetle from Toys "R" Us. The Speed Beetle was really amazing for me. I was shocked by the amazing spin time of a ball-bearings. I though 20 seconds was forever. I learned from Kwos.ca, but overtime I started throwing less...and less... and quit overall.

Fast forward to 6th grade, before "Science Camp". Science Camp is where all of the 6th graders in the school go to Pathfinder Ranch for 5 days, and do all sorts of nature-related things. Now, at the camp, I noticed a man playing with a yoyo. Now, I am not talking about up and down, I am talking about REAL yoyoing. As I recall, I believe he was using a Black Night, but boy was he good! The yoyo was spinning for ages, the string was going around his fingers and doing all sorts of things! Surely this was magic. When I got home from camp, I went to the store and got another Speed Beetle, and was determined ferociously to learn. So I searched up places to learn, and I found expertvillage with André, and was filled with a warm tingling sensation as I thought about how good I might get. So, I play, and I get past the intermediate tricks with my trusty speed beetle. Time to try advanced...whats the matter? My yoyo cant spin long enough, it is hard to do tricks, and it keeps hitting my hand. Let me search the interwebs...

Finding countless forums, I join some, and find the solution. It is time to buy a new yoyo - online for the first time. I convince my parents eventually, and a couple days later, I had a YoYoJam Kickisde in my hand. This increased my learning curve by far. In the process of my playing, I had interested two of my friends Justin and Jason (who are actually fraternal twins) When ordering my kickside, Justin had gotten a Speed Maker and Jason a Journey. However, over time, their mom decided to buy them a new one. Justin got an X-Convict, and Jason got an Aquarius, with a newly found interest in offstring. Filled with jealously, I went back to my Kickside, and longed to buy a Dark Magic, so I decided I had to save up for one, but thats later. Before Justin and Jason ordered, Jason asked me for $10 because he needed to buy his friend a birthday present. Turns out, he actually bought me a Dorothy Bearing! Now in my Kickside, the Dorothy increased my playing skill by far! Still jealous of Justin's X-Convict, I began to save up for my Dark Magic....

Two months and 6 days later, I got my Dark Magic, and continued learning at a rapid speed. After a while, I began to make videos as well.

Skip to February 4th. I had already won two yoyos from André's chat night, but this day I had gotten my first metal yoyo, a YoYoFactory G5. Now skip to March 8th, 2008. I am writing this. Thanks guys for all of your support, and just reading this. I know it was not the best written story "thing", but still, thanks for everything.

Now go THROW.

WORD FROM YOYOEXPERT:
Samad has been a huge help at the YoYoExpert forums giving many informational posts and helpful links to all from the very beginning. We are proud to name Samad the first forum eXpert!

 

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