We here at OFF-ROAD cannot simply help shepherd this story through the pipes and ensure it gets posted on our front page. We can’t let it cruise by without a pause, a thought, or a comment. This is significant. We feel this.
Jordan and the Smashing YoYo Company have been a big part of our lives since we’ve gotten into yo-yos. Jordan is a person who has always given back and he has inspired people and supported the yo-yo community all over the world.
To be honest, we could ramble on and on and on about this. There are lots of feelings here. But the truth is that Jordan isn’t going away, and the fingerprints of Smashing will take years and years to even slightly fade, so there’s no point. An ending isn’t a loss, it’s just a queue to smile and start remembering.
Cheers, Jordan! We love yah. Lots.
You’ve all been pretty loyal to me and I’m grateful for that. I’ve tried my hardest to make Smashing fun for everyone including myself, but somwhere along the way I forgot myself. I’ve had a pretty rough time in my personal life and Smashing is starting to feel like a full time job that isn’t worth it. More than that, it’s starting to hurt my relationships with my family. That means it’s time to step back and try something else. I still want to make yoyos but on a much smaller scale. That said, I want to take a quick look back on what we’ve done.
We’ve made some great yoyos along the way. Some designed by me, some designed by the team and one designed by a good friend. I’m proud to have my name on all of them.
We’ve made a lot of friends and helped promote them with videos. We haven’t been able to make a video for all our friends but I’m going to continue to do this. It might not be under Smashing anymore but I really enjoy promoting amazing people.
Our team has grown from a bunch of yoyoers to a family who will remain friends forever, no matter what happens. I feel so grateful to be a part of something with them. They are so generous with huge hearts, anyone is lucky to know them.
Thank you. Thank you for your support and your loyalty. I won’t ever forget it. I don’t know when (or if) I’ll ever pick up the Smashing mantle again, but I just wanted to be honest with you all. I owe you that after all the great things you’ve given me. So, it’s with a heavy heart that I’m officially saying, Smashing YoYo Company isn’t going to be making any more yoyos for the foreseeable future. I’ll continue to fulfill orders as they come in as quickly as I can.