Hey there, welcome to the How to Yo-Yo 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 made many tutorials and have begun organizing them here in December of 2019. This is an ongoing process, I don’t always have a lot of time to focus on this section. But a part of having this website is to make it easier for me to organize the content I’ve made, so I’ll be scheduling more time for that the rest of 2020.
If you’re brand new to the idea of yo-yoing, welcome 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.
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.
Once you’ve made your way through the easy tricks give the moderate and hard tricks a try. They should certainly challenge you, most of my original tricks in these sections were made solely for that purpose, to help share a few of my favorite trick elements from over the years and to help you learn them also by incorporating them into trick combos.
My ultimate goal is to continue curating this tutorial section and build it into more of an online school of yo-yoing. Continue to check back on a regular basis, and consider signing up for my periodic newsletter, to stay informed on when new tutorials and other useful yo-yo content is up and where to find it.
If in the course of learning from one of my tutorials you have a question or would like to leave a message you can always reach me via my contact page, or any of my social pages, which are also linked on my contact page.