Beginners yoyo guide


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Beginners yoyo guide

A Guide For Yo-Yo Beginners – Let’s Get Throwing!

Think that throwing a yo-yo around looks like fun?  Not sure where to start?  Never fear, for we are here!  This beginner’s guide will take you step by step into this thrilling world of dexterity and skill.  Well, step by step into getting started, at least.  All the hard (fun!) stuff that comes after that is still up to you.

Beginners yoyo guide

Quite simply a yo-yo is a toy consisting of two equally weighted discs of wood, plastic, or metal, connected by an axle, which is then connected to a string. A loop knot is used to connect the string to the axle allowing the yo-yo to ‘sleep’ when thrown. The other end of the string is connected to the middle finger.

Beginners yoyo guide

Back in the day, there were only 3 yo-yo shapes. The Imperial, the Butterfly, and the Modified (A combination of the Imperial and the Butterfly). These days that roster has expanded to include many different variations. Here’s a quick look at some of the most common ones for string-play.

Beginners yoyo guide

All About String

Grab the end of the string attached to the yo-yo and let the yo-yo drop to the end of the string. Let the yo-yo touch the ground, and look at how high the end of the string is. The best setting is usually around bellybutton level to 10cm above your bellybutton.

Beginners yoyo guide

If you want to use a yo-yo, wind the string around the yo-yo and slide the loop over your middle finger near your first knuckle. Turn your hand palm-side up with the yo-yo in your palm, then thrust your arm down, releasing the yo-yo and spreading your fingers at the same time. Once the yo-yo is fully extended, tug sharply upwards with your middle finger so the yo-yo climbs its string again.

Beginners yoyo guide

Getting to know GameMaker Studio 2

Former Venturer Alex Curfmanis a yo-yo expert. He practices 10 or more hours a week and has excelled at tournaments. At the 2009 World Yo-Yo Championships, he broke the record for the longest Shoot the Moon, a complicated looping trick.

Achievements

While it is true that practice is most important to hone yo-yo skills, it can help initially to pick a yo-yo that will make your tricks seem fun and simple. From the many responsive yo-yo reviews published, here is what you should be considering before purchasing one: