Learn About Yo-Yo’s

Hey there, welcome to what is essentially the “all about yo-yos” section of my website. If you don’t know me, my name is Michael Montgomery, I go by MikeMonty online. I have been yo-yoing since I was thirteen years old in 2003. In that time I have written many articles on yo-yoing, recorded video and written tutorials, and have learned quite a lot more about this little handheld toy than I even thought was available to be learned.

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Michael teaching a yo-yo workshop in Eagle, ID. 2009

Recently I began organizing that content into this Learn about yo-yos section of the website. This is an ongoing process, sometime old links slip in during the process of importing and updating old articles to fit the new site design or to reflect modern views on various aspects of yo-yoing.

If you’re brand new to the idea of yo-yoing, I welcome you to a really fun hobby. It means a lot of different things to many different people. Some see it as a way to express there competitiveness, others use it as an avenue for entrepreneurship, some entertain. Many learn to challenge themselves, some just pick it up because it’s unique and helps them in turn feel unique. Whatever your reason for being here, welcome! If you are so new that you need to learn about the correct way to put a yo-yo on your hand (there is a correct way) then check out the yo-yo basics section below.

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If you are so new that you need to learn about the correct way to put a yo-yo on your hand (there is a correct way) then check out the yo-yo basics section below.

If you already know how to hold and throw a yo-yo, and how to adjust the string for a more comfortable throwing experience, but you haven’t learned some of the foundational tricks of the hobby yet, like walk the dog, rock the baby, etc, then consider working through the Easy Yo-Yo Tricks section below.

The training wheels come off and the more advanced techniques come out in the moderate section. Tricks here build on the concepts you'll have already learned from the basics and easy sections.

The hard section is comprised of tricks that will push you to the brink of your abilities and hopefully stretch your element toolkit to the point where you can begin crafting some truly polished tricks of your own.

When you first start yo-yoing you're usually just happy to get the yo-yo to go down and come back, but now that you're in the thick of the hobby come learn all the variety of flashy ways you can make a yo-yo return to your hand.

Stars, towers, flags, and more.

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