Yoyo Club

Join our YoYo Club and let experienced yoyo kids help you learn.
Bring your own yoyo or just come and watch! For children of all ages.

No registration is required.

 

 

Basic play

Coca-Cola yo-yo from the 1960s
Coca-Cola yo-yo from the 1960s

To use, the player puts his or her finger through the loop at the end of the string and grasps the yo-yo. Then the player throws it downwards with a smooth light motion. When reaching the end of the string, the yo-yo can be made to "sleep," the axle of the yo-yo spinning within a loop of string. As the body of the yo-yo spins, a gyroscopic effect occurs, stabilizing the yo-yo on its axis and permitting time to perform a number of movements. By flicking the wrist, the yo-yo can be made to return to the player's hand, with the cord again completely wound into the groove.

Generally, any movement or combination of movements which result in the return of the yo-yo to the player's hand in this fashion is considered a trick, although this is not an absolute standard.

Yo-yoing is a popular pastime around the world. Although generally associated with children, it is common for people who gain a level of proficiency at the sport in youth to continue playing into adulthood. A yo-yo player is referred to as a yo-yoer (most common), yoer, yoist, thrower, or simply as a player.