Expats.cz posted a nice “outsider view” of the yoyo scene in Prague…definitely worth the read!
While yo-yos can typically be found in hobby shops alongside juggling pins and frisbees, it is incredibly rare, even in a major city, to find a store that exclusively sells yo-yos. Slusny and the Yo-Yo Store are not just Prague’s only brick-and-mortar yo-yo stores, but the only ones in Europe.
Located on either side of the Vlatva river, the shops are rivals—the Montagues and Capulets of yo-yo, but without the messy violence. Both stores opened up around the same time in 2010—first the Yo-Yo Store, and then four months later, the Slusny store. Also, both are sponsored by rival yo-yo manufacturers—the Yo-Yo store by Duncan, Slusny by YoYoFactory. “The kids take the rivalry more seriously than the owners,” says Hank Freeman, an American Yo-Yo champion living in the city. “It’s not like West Side Story, though.”
Click through for the rest of the article: Prague’s Underground YoYo Scene (via Expats.cz)