Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The pain of looping

It is Wednesdy, the fifth day of my project. I recently ran into a problem I didn't quite expect, pain. More precisely, that pain is soreness. I never thought that I would be sore from yo-yoing. Yet, my shoulders complain with every loop. With that said, today will be a rest day.

I am happy to say that I have seen improvement in my looping. I haven't really started to get more loops but they are getting much smoother. My hands are also starting to learn the motion better. It feels less awkward now both for my right hand and left hand. I can say that I have had plenty of fun with 2a and I hope that I will continue to enjoy this great style.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Let me make my introduction. I have always been intrigued by 2a to some extent or another. To see a guy looping with both hands and then doing completely different things was amazing. What really blew my mind was seeing Joseph Harris at MoYo. He was doing things that I never thought were possible with 2a. That really made me want to learn 2a.

Time for more details, I am currently using stock Raiders for looping. I set a new personal for number of loops last night. I did twenty loops with my right hand on one of those Raiders. The Raiders aren't my favorite loopers so I do plan on trading them for either Sunsets or Loop 720's (or 900's (hype)), but until I get around to that I'll be using my Raiders.

The real purpose of this blog is to force myself to learn 2a by having others (that's you) hold me accountable. As I have already said, I can do up to twenty loops on one hand if I get lucky. Normally, I average around seven to ten awkward loops. My short term goals are:

-Be able to do thirty loops on a regular basis.

-Make my loops smoother and more consistent.

-Have fun with this new style.