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Week one of learning to Yo-Yo

So I am learning to YoYo thanks to Harper and the HowToYoYo crew. Until Happer hooks me up with a login there I will post here:

Here is the plan: I will get a yoyo from harper, (I actually got two yoyos a Duncan Freehand zero and a Yoyojam lyn fury.) and then I will use HowToYoYo to learn. I have spent the last week learning the 10 tricks that Mark suggested as well as hurting my fingers. I have gone through all of those tricks and feel pretty comfortable with them.

The only problems I have run into are that my Lyn Fury doesnâa‚¬a„¢t like to come back. It does tricks and then just hangs there, so I need to work on that. The other problem I am having is that my finger gets all chaffed and raw. Pro yoyo players have some hardcore fingers.

Now with the Freehand I keep beating the hell out of my knuckles. I think that they need to put soft rubber on the rim so that I stop hurting my hand. Once I stop hurting my hand I can practice at work because I will cuss less.