The whole “having a patent” thing didn’t exactly work out the way I wanted it to. I was young and naive and when you grow up white trash in Florida there are a lot of nuances about intellectual property that never get explained to you. I would have done it all very, very differently given a second chance but since I don’t have a time machine we’ll all just have to agree that it is what it is, and this, right here, right now….this is our second chance.
For a brief moment, 5A yoyoing was THE division to watch. 1A got all the love but everyone who was just a little off the beaten path agreed that 5A was the most unique, most exciting, the most different and varied. I may have invented it, but it was players like Chris Neff, the Severance brothers, Jon Rob, Jake Bullock, Shingo Terada, Makoto Numagami, Dana Bennett, Miguel Correa, Rafael Matsunaga, and so so many more who took my rudimentary foundation of ideas and turned it into the style it is today.
5A, like all of yoyoing, doesn’t belong to any one person. And now that my patent has expired, we can all finally take it back.
Heres to everyone who kept the faith, created the tricks, entered the contests, watched the videos online, filmed their tricks, and kept 5A moving forward for all these years.