My Grand daughter Calli and I had fun throwing yoyos with the YoLex Yoyo club on Sunday. The California State yoyo championship happened on Saturday so a lot of the best players were in town including state, national, and world yoyo champion Gentry Stein.
Most of the players ranged in age from 10 years old up to their mid 20's although there were a few older players closer to my age. I have to say, it would have been so easy for those kids to cop an attitude of "I'm one of the hot shot yoyo players and you're just a beginner so I won't hang out with you." But there was absolutely none of that. Everyone was incredibly open and sharing. Gentry Stein was incredibly nice and spent hours hanging out with the group. When Calli and I went up to talk to him he was very kind and it was really nice talking to him.
I'm so very impressed with how open and accepting the kids were. It really makes us want to come back and do it again.
Meanwhile, I had a chance to try a Gentry Stein "Shutter" yoyo. Oh my gosh, it was so much better than mine that I had to buy one. Now I just need to spend many hours of practice time.