Category: Yo-Yoing

  • The 2004 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest

    The 2004 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest

    I was 14 years old when my Mom, Carolyn, my friend Tim, his mom, Elaine, and I all crowed into my mom’s forest green four-door Saturn and began the long drive from Emmett, Idaho down to Chico, California. Tim and I had been yo-yoing for a few months, maybe a year. I’m not 100% certain…

  • OPA Talent Show Entry

    OPA Talent Show Entry

    I have been encouraged by a few folks to enter the Orange Pill App Talent show, so this is my entry to it.

  • 2023-06-19: Early yo-yoing memories

    I’ve been playing with yo-yos since 2003. So about twenty years now. Technically I’ve had yo-yos randomly before that point. I can remember times in grade school finding a fully knotted up Duncan imperial in the school toy box and being told I could have it since “it was broken”. When I brought it home…

  • Yo-Yo Stores

    There have been a lot of yo-yo stores over the years. A lot of physical brick and mortal stores as well as many online ones. Some have taken a more active role in the community, others have simply diligently supplied the community with new yo-yo’s and products year after year without fail. I want to…

  • 2022-05-13: Yo-Yo Communities

    Yo-Yoing is a great hobby to share with others, as such there are countless options for finding other yo-yoers around the world. A few years back the main way to find other yo-yoers was to wait for a yo-yo contest to come around, organize your own club, or to visit an online yo-yo forum. There…

  • 2022-05-09: Yo-Yo Glossary

    # 1A – Yo-Yoing with one yo-yo, attached to the string, attached to the hand. Non-looping tricks. 2A – Looping yo-yo tricks with two yo-yo’s attached to strings, attached to each hand. 3A – Non-looping tricks performed on two 1A style yo-yo’s, one attached to each hand. 4A – Offstring yo-yoing, similar to diabolo/chinese yo-yo,…