Who Needs Sweet Nunchuck Skills, Anyway?

There are times when I run into someone who is so much better at something than I am that I can’t even get my head around what’s going on.

This is one of those times.

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That’s Janos Karancz. He’s 18. And…yeah. I don’t even know what’s going on in there.

I’ve always enjoyed yo-yoing, but I’m very much a “straight-line yo-yoer.” Up and down, and up and down, and be careful not to breath lest everything become hopelessly tangled. So, Janos is so much better with that little round thing than I will ever be (at anything, probably), I find myself falling back on this MSN story’s reaction: “Check out Janos’ tricks, which, judging by the audience’s reactions, are really difficult.” That’s me. I end up having to go by others reactions, because I can’t actually comprehend what he’s doing. It’s too mind-blowing.

I wish they had closeups, though. There are time when I can’t even tell if Karancz’s yo-yo is still spinning. It is, I’m sure. But that’s my head talking, not my eyes. (There is actually a slo-mo version of Karancz’s performance available, which helps. And an Alternate Go-Pro Angle. Next stop, ESPN!)

About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.


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