The Sleeper

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About the Trick

This trick builds right off of the Throwdown and will be one of the most important ones for you to master. Throwing the yo-yo as straight as possible and hard will give you a perfect, long sleeping yo-yo for you to learn and perform tricks on.

How to do the Trick

  1. Start out exactly how you would with the Throwdown, only this time when the yo-yo reaches the end of the string do not turn your hand over immediately.
  2. As the yo-yo reaches the end of the string, it will start to sleep, spinning freely in the loop at the end of the string. Allow it to do so for at least three seconds.
  3. Turn your hand over and lightly tug the yo-yo string to get the yo-yo to return to your hand.


Some people have trouble doing this trick at first. It has a certain feel to it that you must learn to get the yo-yo to sleep. Try throwing the yo-yo lightly at first to get it to sleep. Then, as you become more comfortable with how it feels to get the yo-yo to stay at the end of the string, begin to throw it harder. Just remember to turn your hand over if it starts to come up fast. Bruised knuckles are not fun!

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