Lesson 1 Basic
Setting up the
Winding - The
"trick" you will probably have to learn first.
- Tightening or loosening your string.
Throw Down - to
let go of the yo-yo while forcefully uncurling ones arm in
such a way that the yo-yo translates its gained linear
momentum into rotational inertia.
Sleeper - First
perform a throw down but let the yo-yo spin at the end of
Breakaway - A
Forward Pass -
Throwing the yo-yo forward. Elementary exercise, yet always
a crowd pleaser.
Flying Saucer -
A sideways throw that can tighten/loosen the string.
brings back an unresponsive yo-yo.
Fake Binds - A
different way to bring your yo-yo back. Sometimes more
effective than a normal bind.
Lesson 2 Advanced
Loops and Regenerations
A regeneration (or regen) is a yo-yo technique
which 'regenerates' the spin of the yo-yo, so you can continue
without needing to catch and throw the yo-yo again. The idea
behind this is as old as
Loop the Loop and
Hop the Fence.
These tricks involve a yo-yo sitting on the
string in holds called
So called moves or transitions are used in string
tricks to get from one mount into another.
Lesson 5 Picture
These are basically string tricks, with the
little distinction, that the yo-yo is usually not mounted
anywhere, but just hangs on the end of the string, while the
string is used to form a picture. A notable exception to the
last sentence is
Rock the Baby, where the yo-yo is part of the picture.
Eiffel Tower -
A picture trick of the Eiffel Tower.
Spaghetti - A
fun trick that looks like you're eating spaghetti!
Jamaican Flag -
A picture trick of the Jamaican Flag.
Robin Hood -
Shooting an imaginary arrow.
Rock the Baby -
The yo-yo rocks in a cradle.
- dizzy baby- yoyo goes full circle around
the top of cradle
These tricks involve the yo-yo coming in
contact with the yo-yoer or other objects, usually rolling
along them. Even though the very first grind,
Walk the Dog, was conceived decades ago, the technique
was only recently improved by players like
Walk the Dog
- The yo-yo "walks" in front of you. This was the first
grind in yo-yo history.
Inner Ring Grinds
- The yo-yo hangs on to your fingertip..
While in the classic string trick, the string is
kept taut, slack string tricks involve a portion of the string
to be left slack. Variants include whips, where the yo-yo
is lassooed using a sling of string, lacerations, where a
loop of string is slung around the yo-yo onto a finger, in order
to get into a trapeze-like mount, and suicides, where a
loop of string is dropped and later recaught. Some yo-yoing
sites treat whips as a different trick category than slack
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